#2: I recently bought Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet. I had planned to go to bed early for once until the book sucked me in and I read for an hour and a half! I highly recommend you read it if you're interested in going vegan (or even vegetarian).
#3: Starting today, Monday, and ending (or not) Friday, I am going completely vegan (besides honey). So far it's going great! I am excited to make this commitment because I am finally getting the hang of it. I think the hardest things for me to give up permanently are greek yogurt and hard boiled eggs. Sad stuff, but I will survive!