On the Pile
Finished: How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan. If you’ve ever seen a Julia Stiles movie, you already know the entire plot of this book. Highly predictable high-school hijinks with stock characters and not juicy enough for guilty beach reading.
Currently Reading: Still reading The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong. Unfortunately had to put aside this excellent read for the substandard Opal Mehta. Bah! Also going back to A Map of Glass for my next review. Although the new Vanity Fair may actually have some interesting content. At least the cover models aren’t completely vapid and offensive. Or naked. After months and months of naked tabloid regulars (Jennifer, Paris, Lindsay, Teri), I can’t look the mailroom guys in the eyes.
On Deck: Still the same.
Added to the Pile:
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm by Jane Brox
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi