Darya Pino Rose

I'm Darya Rose (formerly Darya Pino) and this is my personal blog. I'm the author of Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting, and creator of Summer Tomato, one of TIME's 50 Best Websites. I'm also a neuroscience Ph.D, NYC foodist, former dieter, & soulmate to .

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Friday
Oct152010

Geeky vacation and my latest projects

Foundation on the beach

I've been chillin' in Kona Hawaii at the Lobby conference, being only slightly less geeky than usual.

I'm currently on my second read through of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, which I highly recommend if you've never read it. And for the record, the Kindle is vastly superior for outdoor reading than the iPad (if you wear polarizing sunglasses, you cannot see the screen at all in portrait orientation). 

I also wanted to let you know that I've started writing for a few extra news outlets this week, SFWeekly and KQED science. I'll be contributing regularly to both of these publications.

p.s. There are a few more Hawaii pics at Summer Tomato.

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Reader Comments (6)

Are you reading the entire Foundation series or just the original trilogy? I've read the originals but hadn't heard good things about the later books.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@Mike Just the trilogy, and maybe Foundation's Edge. I've heard it goes downhill after that.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarya

Do you find you read more with a Kindle than you used to without, or is it about the same? Considering ordering one myself but weighing the benefits.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Nealan

@Robert I've always read a lot (3-4 a month including audio), so for me it is about the same. But it is certainly easier to carry and weighs less than most books, so I'm happier to drag it around with me. Also much lighter than iPad.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarya

Darya, have you ever read Frank Herbert's Dune series. It is amazing!

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoey Quinton

Darya, I'm glad that you were able to enjoy yourself while on vacation. Also, it looks like the Kindle does well in bright light environments without any glare.

I hope you enjoy your reading!

-Jamie

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
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