Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time out--Let's talk book recs

I've been reading a variety of things lately: Just Let Me Lie Down by Kristin Van Ogtrop, Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, a Skinny Girl book by Bethenny Frankel, etc., etc. You can see that I'm all over the place with choices. These tomes came to rest in my ample lap through different means--a friend, a memory, a quick browse. Which brings me to today's topic--book recommendations.

I love Elle magazine's book review section! Is it my imagination, or did Elle get a lot better in the last decade, or did I just get a lot worse? Oh well, this monthly piece, along with the same in Vanity Fair and dailies picked up along the way like The New York Times, give me great reading selections. Also, I enjoy the email newsletter "Good Reads." But the best recommendations come from friends. T.M. has provided me with, I would say, at least 50% of the titles listed in this blog. She is indispensable in her role as personal librarian. Thank you, T.M.!

That being said, if you, dear blogreader, could tell me your favorite titles, I would be most appreciative and post them. I'm curious if anyone has read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. I'll probably read this one anyway, but if anyone has a special shout-out for it, I would love to know. By the way, I love lemon cake and could really use some right about now. I'll have to settle for a granola bar.


  1. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is on my to read list and on my hold list at the library. I have recently read Every Last One (Anna Quindlen) (very sad); the Tori Spelling book (don't judge me!) and and interesting book called Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in That House (Megan Daum) which is in my car to leave on my porch for you to pick up.

  2. Yeah! I can pick it up tomorrow (June 29th)on my way in to work. I'll email you. I was having trouble getting into this blog because in the address line, you don't need to use "www." In any case, T.M., thanks for the recs! I tried to read Look Homeward, Angel but had to give up. We listened to In the Woods in the car on our trip. So good at first, but not satisfying in the end.