But anyway -- the whole point is: It's Friday! And it's TGIF at GReads, too! This Friday's question is: Which book from the last 10 you've read would you recommend to a friend?
I'm actually going to recommend two today, one nonfiction and one fiction.
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil yes, a book about olive oil. It's more interesting than you might think --- I use a lot of olive oil when I cook, and I learned a lot. And, it has a pretty even pace, so it reads like fiction (in other words, it's not a dry, boring book).
And, I'm also recommending this book, which I'm about 1/4 of the way through, and really enjoying:
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. I started this book the other night and I'm loving it so far -- it's imaginative and full of dry humor, and I like the main character.
Here's the summary (courtesy of GoodReads): "The body you are wearing used to be mine." So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, Myfanwy must follow the instructions her former self left behind to discover her identity and track down the agents who want to destroy her.
She soon learns that she is a Rook, a high-ranking member of a secret organization called the Chequy that battles the many supernatural forces at work in Britain. She also discovers that she possesses a rare, potentially deadly supernatural ability of her own.
In her quest to uncover which member of the Chequy betrayed her and why, Myfanwy encounters a person with four bodies, an aristocratic woman who can enter her dreams, a secret training facility where children are transformed into deadly fighters, and a conspiracy more vast than she ever could have imagined.
Have a wonderful Friday -- and a great weekend!!!!