About Last novel read: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein. Thumbs way up.
Current good read (Nov. 2011): The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-eye View of the World, by Michael Pollan. Excellent writer. Fascinating, informative, insightful (and inciting?) book.
Just finished (Jan. 2012) another Michael Pollan book, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. This guy is intelligent and eloquent. I love his blend of narrative and essay. Thanks, Jane, for picking up these books (along with In Defense of Food, which I'll start next) a year or more ago. What possessed you to buy them then, instead of reading them, put them on a bookshelf for me to stumble across? That was my good f