Hello Lovelies, I am putting out some feelers. I am a bit of a voracious reader. I get lost in a book and sometimes won't look up for days. Poor Mr. Spice has to put up with me until I finish a book at which time, I will pledge to be his wife 100% of the time until I pick up my next book.
I totally enjoyed my latest read, An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin.
I read Shopgirl years ago, and surprisingly liked Steve Martin's lead female character (usually I don't like male authors writing about females). In spite of an air of sadness surrounding the main character, Shopgirl was an easy, totally enjoyable read.
Well, An Object of Beauty is even better. I dove head first into this book and didn't look up until I had frolicked through the entire NYC art scene with Lacey, the main character, an object of beauty herself. While I know next to nothing about art, I am assuming that Martin's take on the rise and fall of contemporary, modern and historic art collecting is fairly accurate as he relates the art scene to real economic events from the 90s to the recent economic collapse. As the beautiful girl who is always granted attention when she enters the room, you don't always love Lacey. But I did find myself routing for her and wishing her only the best- even as she does some not quite legal things and uses men to get ahead (or are they using her?).
Since I feel like I've been less than impressed with the latest and greatest American novels out there today (yes, I am talking about Freedom), I found this book refreshing and enjoyable.
So Lovelies, are you a reader?? While short and sweet, would you like me to review the other books that I've recently read?
PS I am always looking for suggestions for my next novel, anyone??