Betty Asks: I Want Your Advice

Ol’ Yeller will be getting a lot of action in the coming months.

I’m doing the format a little bit differently this week. I’ll be traveling a lot in the coming months, and need book recommendations. Fiction, nonfiction… nothing is out of the realm of possibility. Except for political books. No offense, but I really don’t want to hear either side’s partisan rant.

If possible, I’d prefer it to be a Kindle book. For at least one of my trips, I need to minimize the amount of stuff I’m packing. Instead of an armload of books, I’ll be toting along Ye Olde Kindle.

And please suggest something that’s not heavy on footnotes. I’m trying to read Mary Roach’s Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex because I adore Mary’s writing, but the interface for viewing footnotes on my 2009 Kindle is abysmal. This, of course, is making the reading take 14 times longer than it should because all of her good stuff is stashed away in the footnotes.

So? Whatcha got for me?

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4 Responses

  1. I recommend Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Unless you’re shy about laughing out loud in public, because you absolutely will. If you haven’t read Life of Pi yet, that’s really good too. Raj really enjoyed Salman Rushdie’s memoir. I haven’t gotten to it yet.

  2. Alisa says:

    I’d forgotten about Let’s Pretend! On the list now. Oh, that could be embarrassing as I’m laughing out loud on the plane…

  3. Lisa Y says:

    Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand was a really nice surprise of a book. Just a light novel.

  4. Alisa says:

    Thanks, Lisa. A pleasant story about England sounds perfect for a trip to London.

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