I'm reading the BEST book on my Kindle right now - The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs. I love his writing and really enjoyed his book The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World which I read a year or so ago. Take a look at these two - I highly recommend both of them.
Thanks for the comments on the dishcloth - I found another couple books from Amazon with some cute ones including this one with washcloths to knit for babies. I like quick projects and I think they'll help me hone my knitting skills which at this point are pretty basic (and rusty).
By the way, I'm home again. The flights were fine but I'm exhausted from a lack of sleep the last few weeks. I'd love to stay in bed a solid week!