Reading List: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

During school, I read for fun at a snail’s pace. But luckily I was able to knock out a big chunk of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” during my recent beach escape.

A few weeks ago I finished “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” which was amazing. So amazing, in fact, that I was up until 5 a.m. one night reading it (on a weekend, thank goodness). I was initially engrossed by the general suspense, but then once I read “the scene,” I had to turn on all the lights and tv until I passed out from exhaustion. Keep reading »

Many thanks.

You’ve made this a pretty easy transition into the blogosphere, and I so appreciate your supportive, encouraging emails and comments. Even though I thought I’d have no time to blog, I’ve probably blogged a bit too much! I’ll calm down, I promise.

Here’s an interesting update on my “signs” post from Friday. I came home from work on Friday eve and skimmed my People magazine. In the book section, they do a “What They’re Reading” feature with celebrities.

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There are signs everywhere.

Many of you know my “Eat Pray Love” story.

I have a habit of ignoring all signs that point me in a certain direction until they become so numerous that I say in exasperation, “Okay, fine!”

In the summer of 2007, I was fed up with my job, my city, life in general. Someone I know had read a little book called Eat Pray Love and raved about it …  then Oprah did a show on it … I saw an online ad on Facebook … there was a review in People. It was the beach read of the year. I’m sure I was thinking, “yeah, interesting,” but I went about my business.

Then one day I was shopping in the Barnes & Noble on 66th Street. I don’t even remember what I was buying, but I was in a hurry. As I made my way up to the checkout line, I turned around … and there was a full-wall display of Eat Pray Love.

Okay, fine.

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