Here we go, time to round up the books that have crossed our paths this week! I have a few new and interesting books to review, as well as a couple that friends have lent me just for fun:
I’ll be reviewing Julie Gabriel’s The Green Beauty Guide for her TLC Book Tour on December 4. The book promises “shortcuts to going green without going broke” and “how to spot organic frauds and gimmicks.” I have very sensitive skin and always use products that cater to this; I’m also looking for a solution to very dry skin, which plagues me especially in the winter. Anyone else out there suffer from cracks on the tips of your fingers during these dry cold months?
Not a book for kids, Santa Responds (penned by Santa himself!) is a collection of letters to Santa, with his frank, no-holds-barred, tough love (and tough luck!) responses. I’ve read a few of the entries, and think this is a good book for the curmudgeons on your list. The cover pic shows Santa smoking a cigar, with a glass of scotch in his hands!
Amy Dickinson’s The Mighty Queens of Freeville is a memoir of “a mother, a daughter, and the people who raised them.” I love personal memoir, and I think this will be a good one! It isn’t out until February, so look for my review after the new year.
Two books I got were lent from friends: my niece sent me Marisa de los Santos’ Love Walked In (thanks, Nicole!), and my girlfriend Donna lent Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife to me. Here’s a question for you, how do you keep books you’ve borrowed from getting “lost” in the TBR stack? Do you put them to the top of the pile so it’s Last In, First Out (so you can get that book back to its owner and rid yourself of the responsibility of caring for it?), do you get to it “whenever”? I put a large bookmark with Nicole’s name and the date she lent it to me … she doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to have it back, I’ll take good care of it while it’s here, and it has ID so it I know who it really belongs to … Is my Type A personality coming through loud and clear?