Wednesday, March 07, 2012

WWW.WEDNESDAY

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation. Well, the title says it all, doesn't it? I didn't know that the Mona Lisa ever left the Louvre, and I'd never heard how the First Lady personally charmed the French Minister of Culture into letting her have it for the National Gallery. We live in a world where the President is called "a snob" for wanting kids to go to college, and where one of the Presidential candidates won't speak French on camera (he lived in France for more than two years) for fear of appearing "elite." This trip back 50 years to a country that was proud of our own cultural heritage and curious about the rest of world's is fascinating and heartening. Not only am I an unabashed Jackie-phile, I saw the Mona Lisa when I visited Paris and it was one of the great OMG moments of my life, so I am thoroughly enjoying this book.

• What did you recently finish reading? LA Mental. A thriller about The Crandalls, a wealthy and established Los Angeles family that is suddenly coming apart at the seams. One of the sons, who has always been able to hold his blow, lets his drug habit get away from him and ends up in the hospital. The dull, accountant son is uncharacteristically stepping out on his wife and daughter with a sexy female film exec. The only daughter thought no one would ever know about that one last fling before her wedding ... until she's blackmailed. The oldest son, Dr. Tom, is watching is siblings and asking, "What the fu ...?" This book has a definite sci-fi overlay to it, and I wasn't crazy about that. But otherwise, I enjoyed the time I spent with it.

• What do you think you’ll read next?
Another Piece of My Heart by chick-lit author extraordinaire, Jane Green.

4 comments:

  1. I have 2 of Jane Green's books sitting on my TBR shelf: To Have and To Hold & Second Chance!
    Here's My WWW

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  2. Mona Lisa and Jackie O? It sounds like an amazing book! You made some great points about American culture and values. We are so far behind European countries in education that it just baffles me.

    Here’s mine:

    http://wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/

    I’m also having a giveaway of 3 singed copies of Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She’s Dead and 5 ebook copies. 7th -13th only! So come check it out!

    http://www.wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/2012/03/feelin-lucky-giveaway-hop.html

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  3. Hi!
    I'm writing from Italy and it's my first time on your blog! :)

    Here my WWW:
    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/03/www-wednesday-mar07.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  4. Such a variety of books! I haven't read a Jane Green in a while, I should check to see if she is in the virtual library.

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