Thursday, May 06, 2010

Library Loot: I Can See Clearly Now

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. Since I appointed myself the Secret Straightener of the Shelves, I've noticed that I hone in a lot more closely on titles. Didn't check out much this week, but Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece appealed to me. I need a breather from what I'm currently reading -- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo -- and this book of fluffy, light and breezy essays about the Jane Austen classic definitely hits the spot. Fun, relaxing reading -- I've already finished the first three essays, my eyes on cruise control. With the Larsson book, I feel as if someone handed me a bag of concrete chunks and told me it was my lunch.

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Flirting with P&P is edited by Jennifer Crusie and is part of the Smart Pop series published by Benbella Books which includes books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Supernatural and House, the last of which I'm absolutely dying to get my hands on -- an added plus is that my old buddy from Tulsa, Brad Sinor, contributed a piece. I'm hoping that whoever ordered Flirting with P&P for the library went ahead and decided to pick up the rest of the Smart Pops. If they did, I'll surely find them while performing my straightening duties.

5 comments:

Dave and Tami said...

I'm anxious to read your review of the Larson book. I've heard lots of positive comments and some negative - trying to decide if I should buy them for the library.

Care said...

Looks like fun!

ifyoucanreadthis said...

Looks interesting, haven´t heard of it before. Happy reading! :)

therubycanary said...

HA! Although I thought Dragon Tattoo had some flaws, I didn't think it was THAT bad! Definitely not like chewing on concrete. Actually, at the moment I can't think of any book I could compare to that.

I ordered Lisa See, but I'm not sure it's going to get here in time for me to read it. I probably should have just gone to Seoul. Oh well.

Jenny said...

I didn't like the Larsson either, and I keep seeing such gushing reviews of it! Well, I look forward to your comments. And I'll look out for those Smart Pop books. Those sound great fun.