Sufjan Steven’s Michigan –Tons of people I know liked this cd and it’s slowly growing on me.
Madeleine Peyroux Careless Love –Beautiful melodic jazz sound that could have been made any time in the last century.
Black-Eyed Peas Monkey Business –Fun summer time music to get up and dance to (or clean the house). No literary masterpiece but loads of sexy fun.
Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon –Bought this book when we were in the GC–it is well-written and fascinating to read about those who died or almost died in the canyon
Queen of the South –I usually have a softspot for hispanic authors but this one hasn’t grabbed me yet–I’m only 2 chapters in so I’ll give it another 50 pages. About the life of a woman escaping the narcomafia of Mexico.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close –Thanks to my friend, Sarah, who loaned this book to me. I loved it. A boy tries to understand the tragedy of his father’s death in the World Trade Center. Multi-layered story and a very engaging style. The best story I’ve read so far this summer.