The Good House (Ann Leary)  occasionally lowbrow writing made palatable by fascinating subject matter--women, psychology, houses

The Good House (Ann Leary) occasionally lowbrow writing made palatable by fascinating subject matter--women, psychology, houses

just finished this novel, which tried a little too hard to be witty but at least featured some strong female friendships

just finished this novel, which tried a little too hard to be witty but at least featured some strong female friendships

the psychopath test (jon ronson)  just finished this, which was a fun afternoon read for those who like non-fiction pop psychology/sociology

the psychopath test (jon ronson) just finished this, which was a fun afternoon read for those who like non-fiction pop psychology/sociology

quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking  a little bit slow in parts, but filled with fascinating tidbits about working habits, how different people process sensations, corporate culture, etc.

The Secret Power Of Introverts

quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking a little bit slow in parts, but filled with fascinating tidbits about working habits, how different people process sensations, corporate culture, etc.

what do you think of the redesign of "classic" books to look more bold and modern? they are supposed to attract teenagers who don't want the classics to look "so classic." gimmicky? genius? unnecessary (maybe the teens are like me and want to look nerdy :)?

To Lure ‘Twilight’ Fans, Classic Books Get Bold Looks

what do you think of the redesign of "classic" books to look more bold and modern? they are supposed to attract teenagers who don't want the classics to look "so classic." gimmicky? genius? unnecessary (maybe the teens are like me and want to look nerdy :)?

has it all: history, psychology, quick-moving plot, fairly elegant language. i'm hooked.

has it all: history, psychology, quick-moving plot, fairly elegant language. i'm hooked.

Ali Smith's There But For The  just finished this--it is incredibly strange, provocative, and thoughtful. about a man who goes to a dinner party and locks himself in an upstairs guest room and refuses to come out. told from four different perspectives, all of which are sympathetic, funny, and touching in different ways.

Ali Smith's There But For The just finished this--it is incredibly strange, provocative, and thoughtful. about a man who goes to a dinner party and locks himself in an upstairs guest room and refuses to come out. told from four different perspectives, all of which are sympathetic, funny, and touching in different ways.

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