I'm taking a vacation/blogation (for real this time), but quickly before I do, a couple of book notes:
-JoAnn Mapson's Solomon's Oak has more heart than any book I've read in a long time
-Tracks by Louise Erdrich: Fleur Pillager is my new literary hero; this is a book that puts the reader under a spell and does not let go
-Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao- Wow!
-The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni: I haven't finished yet, but this is one of the best YA books I've read in a long, long time; it's really pretty awesome, and sort of punk rock too.