Marisa Monte: Universo ao Meu Redor
One of the most beautiful 'why don't you love me?' songs I've ever heard.
Carmen Consoli: Eva Contro Eva
One of those throaty, religion-themed melodic laments by my favorite Italian singer. I spent an evening this week parceling out the lyrics, which is made trickier on account of her thick Sicilian accent. Phew.
Al Green: Simply Beautiful: The Love Songs
My new favorite love song.
Irma S. Rombauer: Joy of Cooking 1931 Facsimile Edition: A Facsimile of the First Edition 1931
Couldn't live without this book.
Roberto Bolano: 2666: A Novel
Bill Buford: Heat
Highly recommended for people who like food or eating or Italy or tell-all kitchen-confidential-like stories.
Graham Greene: The Quiet American
Apparently there are two kinds of people in the world--those who like Graham Greene, and those who don't.
Evelyn Waugh: Scoop
Lord Copper, cleft sticks, and Boot of the Beast. Who said Journalism wasn't interesting?
David Sedaris: Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim
Causing hysterical fits of laughter on the silent Parisian metros. Good times.
Rachel DeWoskin: Foreign Babes in Beijing
I took high school English from Rachel's mom, Judith, and she told us this true story when it was just happening.
Homer: The Iliad
Light summer reading.