Is it time for a book recap already? Geez. Slow month for me, although the last one's a lo-o-ong one. Lots of dyeing, not so much reading going on here.
1. Inamorata, by Joseph Gangemi. I'm a sucker for a book set in Philadelphia. This one's not a bad read, the story of a psychology grad student trying to determine if a doctor's wife truly is a medium or if her psychic gifts are a fraud.
2. Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell. You can see how this one evolved out of the John Wilkes Booth book I read last month; this is a very offbeat look at three presidential assassinations (Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) against the backdrop of several road trips (almost pilgrimages) to various historical sites associated with them. Clever and funny. I almost didn't notice how much history I was learning. I'm going to have to check out her other books.
3. The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, by Caroline Alexander. This one's a tome, and I'm only a little ways into it, but it's a historical look at the mutiny that forms the basis of the movie (of course, my first exposure to the Bounty was when Bugs Bunny spoofed it...).