Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WWW.WEDNESDAY

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

• What are you currently reading? 
Another Piece of My Heart by chick-lit author extraordinaire, Jane Green. This is the tale of Andi, a newly-40 Bay Area bride who is happy with the man of her dreams, but not with his teenage daughter.

• What did you recently finish reading?
Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation. This book was a breezy look at a chapter of history I'd known little about. I'm intrigued that JFK used the international good will generated by Jackie and this great work of art to help cool things down during the arms race. Right now so many of our politicians seem so proudly anti-intellectual that I doubt this could happen today. And I was impressed by how willful The First Lady could be when she wanted something, and she wanted average Americans, those who could never fly to France, to see the Mona Lisa here in person. And boy, was Jackie ever successful. During her stops in New York and Washington DC, La Joconde saw more than a million Americans file past her. 

• What do you think you’ll read next? Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney by Howard Sounes.


5 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't know about the Jackie and Mona Lisa connection. Her strength was always her taste in art, music, and design. Some women resented her for it, as though she were an elitist - but I loved her sense of aesthetics. Always have, always will, and so did my mom...

    Lovely post. Peace, Amy

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  2. Hi!
    Here's my WWW :)

    http://www.peekabook.it/2012/03/www-wednesday-mar14.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  3. I have Fab on my library queue--I wondered if you had read it!

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  4. I remember the image but I did not know the story behind it. I love Jackie O!

    Here is my WWW

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  5. Sounds like books you're sure to enjoy. Happy reading!

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