i’m currently absorbed with fin & lady. i found it immediatly engaging which was a welcome relief.
i finished where’d you go, bernadette in a blaze of glory. fantastic, unusual, v.v. funny. alas, it was over too quickly and i had to say goodbye to the brilliantly anti-social bernadette and trudge off in search of new reading material.
i stumbled around reading sample after sample. the worst being seating arrangements. don’t even think about reading that book unless you have the need to punish yourself for something. there, i warned you. why i read half of it before deciding it was uncannily stupid is beyond me. oh wait, i know why i did that. an NPR review got me excited. the last time i fall for their promise of “droll” or “whipsmart and engaging writing.” the last! i personally thought this amazon reviewer’s words were more on target:
The author must be well-connected to gain the glowing editorial endorsements of this drivel, masquerading as satire. made me wish for a few of winn’s painkillers.
couldn’t agree more!
i also read steal like an artist recently and thought it was quite good, albeit short. if you have a couple of hours to spare i’d recommend it.
still cove journal was charming and reads like the social column of a small town newspaper. refreshing and old fashioned. and the crab dip recipe towards the beginning was yummy.
oh, i almost forgot! i think i’m the last person on the planet to read a maira kalman book. sheer enchantment and when i was at the carwash with my sketchbook this morning i pretended i was her.
i read the principles of uncertainty from cover to cover in a couple of evenings on the back patio. such a pleasure for so many reasons. found it for 1 cent on amazon used! i also picked up some of her others and can’t wait to receive them. thank you lisa for ordering me to get these. i love to be bossed around!
if you’re reading something currently that doesn’t require painkillers and/or isn’t romance or science fiction, do chime in!.