Ever since the summer, when I served for two weeks on a New York City Grand Jury and was able to read three entire books in ten days, I’ve been on a bit of a reading jag. Here are some books I’m working on right now.
Cherry Bomb by Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna
Carrie was my editor back when I occasionally wrote for the late great All Stars News. She’s the one who assigned me to cover the Shakira Press conference at the Rainbow Room where I got so overwhelmed by my love for Shakira that I actually started crying. Carrie is awesome. Cherry Bomb is her new book where she interviews a bunch of rocker chicks about how and why they rock so hard. Sort of a Guide To Style for Rocker Chicks like me! Expect a more detailed review of Cherry Bomb on this page some time in the future once I finish the book.
Haunted By Chuck Palahniuk
I recently saw the movie Choke, based on one of Palahniuk’s novels, and it made me want to read all of his books. This is the one I am reading now. Think “Survivor meets The Donner Party.” Very scary!
Naked by David Sedaris
Geoffrey let me borrow this one after a friend of a friend of mine made me promise I’d read it.
The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold
I always wanted to read The Lovely Bones just because I like the title so much. I got a new, hard cover copy on Swaptree.com in exchange for a Katy Perry CD. What a bargain!
I Hate New Music, The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson
This book doesn’t come out until November, but I got a reviewer’s copy in the mail just yesterday and I can’t wait to read it, because I hate new music too!