Thursday, April 13, 2006

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


At 9:57 AM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Vanity Fair has gotten very racy! There was that naked cover with Scarlett Johanssen and Keira Knightley...and I read that Rachel McAdams bowed out at the last minute.

So Opal Mehta is not worth reading, huh? It's on my request list at the library. The beauty of the can return books unread, for free ;)

At 1:17 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

B---Not so much. I think the new Wendy Wasserstein is out---or coming out very soon---and that's worth a slot on your request list.

And can I just say how very jealous I am that your library gets new releases so quickly. I've been wanting to read The Accidental, which came out in January, and the Austin Library still doesn't have it.

At 1:48 PM , Blogger Bearette24 said...

Groovy - I just added it. You are becoming a major source of book recommendations. I just got Persepolis from the library today.

At 6:33 PM , Blogger The Phoenix said...

A couple of the authors you've chosen have super duper long names.


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