I love to read, but don’t always have a chance to sit down in summer. I’m often busy from 5 am to 10 pm.
But cheese making gives me an unexpected opportunity to get some reading in, and an e-reader makes it all the easier.
Cheese making involves a lot of standing in the kitchen slowly stirring the curd to drive the whey out. Depending on the cheese, this process can last from 30 minutes to almost two hours.
It only takes one hand to stir, leaving the other free to hold a book. Paper books often fall shut, and it’s hard to turn a page one-handed, but the e-reader is easy to operate one-handed. And if I finish a book half-way through stirring, I can just click to another without leaving the cheese pot.