>Good morning! It’s time for you lovely peeps to vote for what book you want me to read & review in June! The poll is on top of my right sidebar. Here are the books I’m proposing. Descriptions come from www.goodreads.com. Vote!
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea’s family, friends, & other victims – the non-fiction pick:
‘My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.’ – Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. It’s no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out ‘dumbassness,’ the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers – they’ve all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they’ve lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.
Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.
A mesmerizing debut with an idyllic setting and intriguing dual story line, The Violets of March announces Sarah Jio as a writer to watch.
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? Gregory Maguire has created a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.
The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport leads to the accidental discovery of alighting on other planes–not airplanes but planes of existence. Ursula Le Guin’s deadpan premise frames a series of travel accounts by the tourist-narrator who describes bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own, and sometimes open puzzling doors into the alien.
So that’s it! Get voting! You have until June 1st!