on the bookshelf

I've posted three days in a row, so I'm trying to make it a WHOLE WEEK with a post every day. Such goals, right?

Ok, so when I was traveling last weekend I had a lot of time to read, and I've been trying to carve out more time here and there. So here are a couple of books I've finished recently, and a few I'm working on.

Just finished Born Round by Frank Bruni, and it was fabulous. He's the former restaurant critic for the New York Times, and his memoir, although about food, is also about his very complicated relationship with it. This book really resonated with me, and his journey was intriguing. Five stars!

This is my current read, and I'm really enjoying it. So far I've only made it as far as her childhood, but it was a very interesting childhood (her dad was in the British Foreign Service, so she lived lots of exotic places), so I'm quite enthralled.

Manic was suggested by a coworker, and so far I'm only a few pages in. No thoughts yet.

Oh goodness. The Somnambulist was my plane read last weekend, and it is brilliant. Dark, creepy, fantastic, bizarre, and completely engrossing. I honestly cannot tell you the point of the book, just that I loved it.

I'm not a football fan at all, but A Few Seconds of Panic is quite engrossing nonetheless. Since the NFL controls media so tightly, it's interesting to get behind the scenes and learn a little about what makes the players tick and what sets them apart from the rest of us. (I really want to read his Word Freak, though. Elite Scrabble? Now THAT'S fascinating.)

What are your current favorite reads?


Porkchop said…
Of course I had to respond, because we all know how I love to word vomit about books.

Books I am reading:

Song Yet Sung. Novel about Patty Cannon, local serial killer and slave smuggler from the civil war.

Tripping The Prom Queen. A book on women and rivalry. Thus far keeping my attention.

The Brain Surgeon. I had high hopes for this book, as Dr. Keith Black is an amazing doctor with an incredible story, the writing fell a little flat and I felt the book could have been more well-rounded.

And the three I recently finished that I am trying to make everyone I know and love read:

The Feminine Mistake. How our generation has dropped the ball on feminism and what we can do to change it.

The Healing of America. An interesting view on nationalized healthcare from the global perspective.

Crazy for God. If you were raised in conservative Christianity than you must read this book. Besides, he calls Jerry Fallwell a racist ass, very nicely of course, and that just makes me laugh.
anonymous one said…
ooh. The redwall series, very recently discovered.

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