Look! It's the day immediately following yesterday's post, and I'm doing more reviews! I'm doing what I said I would! Exclamation points!
Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
If you are one of those people who often thinks things like Those dang Mexicans are ruining everything and Why can't they just stay in their own country and Squawk Squawk Outraged Squawk, then you should read this book and learn to have some freaking compassion.
Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
Before you even ask, this author's name sounds familiar because he's the creator of Downton Abbey. This was a book club pick that I probably never would have plucked off the shelf on my own, as I don't generally go for books about elitest, pedigreed Brits in the 1960's and 1970's, but this was strangely entertaining. I did have trouble drumming up any sympathy for their rather privileged woes, but it was interesting to read about a world that is increasingly obsolete.
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
The first in a solid, attention-snaring fantasy series that poses intriguing questions about the meaning of faith and patriotism. Loved it. Thanks to Aaron for this recommendation.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I thought this one was okay. I chuckled a few times, and was interested enough to read the whole thing, but certainly wasn't wowed. To be fair, I read this right after Bossypants, so just about anything intended to be humorous probably wasn't going to measure up. I still found Kaling to be very likable, and am curious as to what she's been up to since the end of the book.
More reviews up tomorrow. Probably. Maybe. Hopefully. We'll just see.