NY Times Bestsellers 102910

October 29, 2010

I just realized I haven’t put the bestsellers up in a long time, so here goes. These are the current New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, by Vince Flynn 2. FALL OF GIANTS, by Ken Follett 3. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, […]


White Christmas by Tricia Foley

October 28, 2010

I usually don’t go all out with Christmas decorations at my house. I put up a tree, of course, but that’s about it. This year, however, I want to try to do a bit more. I’m not about to go overboard and litter my roof and yard with mechanical snowmen and reindeer, though. I want […]


Home Theater Design by Krissy Rushing

October 27, 2010

I was browsing through Amazon.com just now and Home Theater Design by Krissy Rushing caught my attention. I started checking out some of the pictures inside and was just blown away by all the amazing media room setups highlighted in the book! I am practically drooling with envy over some of the entertainment centers, home […]


The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld

October 26, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): This is the story of Hannah Gavener’s quest to find a man she can love and share her life with. It spans nearly fifteen years, beginning when Hannah was a teenager obsessed with the seemingly perfect dating lives of celebrities like Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland, and jumps around to significant […]


Breaking Out by Lydia Preston

October 25, 2010

Thankfully, my skin has cleared up A LOT in recent months, but I still troll the acne section at the bookstore whenever I visit. I guess old habits die hard! Anyway, I saw this book called Breaking Out: A Woman’s Guide to Coping with Acne at Any Age, and just from leafing through it at […]


Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

October 24, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): This is the fifth novel in the beloved Anne of Green Gables series, and it continues the story of Anne Shirley’s charmed life. The book begins with Anne’s marriage to longtime sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, now a doctor. The wedding is held at Green Gables, and is the first one on the […]


Kitchens: A Sunset Design Guide

October 23, 2010

I’m thinking about redoing the kitchen, so I’ve been checking around for a few books for inspiration. This Sunset Design Guide looks pretty promising. What I especially like about it is that it’s written by experts and it has charts that tell you which materials or features to choose based on your particular budget. Got […]


The Cheater by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

October 22, 2010

Plot summary (from the publisher): Lily Forrester, a Ventura County judge, finds herself in a mix of bizarre circumstances that lead her onto the trail of a vicious criminal mind. Her husband calls her from a Las Vegas jail where he has been arrested for attempted rape—but Las Vegas wasn’t on his itinerary. His accuser, […]


8th Confession by James Patterson

October 21, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): Downtown San Francisco is literally rocked one morning as a school bus explodes in the middle of a busy street. Detective Lindsay Boxer is close enough to feel the concussion, so she and partner Rich Conklin head on over to the site of the commotion. There are at least 10 dead, […]


The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee

October 21, 2010

I just started knitting as a hobby a few weeks ago, and am still trying to get the hang of it. It’s a lot harder than it looks — at least for me — so who knows when I’ll actually be able to make anything useful. I was thinking about buying a few pattern books […]