Friday, July 10, 2009

What I'm coveting at Amazon

Not buying, right now, just coveting...

I have one of these wonderful necklace timers, but I want to keep at least one extra on hand. Seriously, it's the best timer ever, because it's not only small and easy to use, it's strung as a necklace so you can wear it around the house. Not sure why the white one is 41 cents cheaper than the black one.

"The Likeness" is a mystery recommended to me by a co-worker who knows my love for Donna Tartt's "The Secret History." A Dublin detective finds she's the virtual twin of a murdered woman, and then steps undercover into the victim's life with four "quirky, insular" housemates. It makes me want to read the other book by Tana French, "In The Woods," which features the same detective.

I'm also interested in "A Drifting Life," a Japanese work by the man who revolutionized manga in the 1950s there. A niche topic, sure, but fascinating.

Oh, and two items I just couldn't resist and did buy:

My crush on Guy Fieri continues unabated, so I picked up the companion book to his addictive show, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." With recipes!

And Mystery Science Theater 3000 came out with its latest four-pack of DVDs, the 15th collection. We started watching "Racket Girls," a weird film about women wrestlers, and were cracking up.

1 comment:

Ginger Henry said...

I'm so glad to hear of another Tana French book. I loved "In The Woods" so don't hesitate to pick that one up. Its subplot reminded me of "The Stolen Child." Another good rec if you enjoy fairy tales told for adults.