I'm in the middle of The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin, and I'm very happy I bought it. Rubin is insightful, honest, clear, and refreshing in her lack of didacticism. The simplicity of a lot of her suggestions is attractive.
I seldom buy books on their release date, but I picked up a copy of Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest today, and I will probably be up late reading it. I was riveted by his first two novels, and I can't wait to see the Swedish films. I fear the US films will be pale imitations.
Once, happening upon a Portuguese edition of Weschler’s 1990 book on torture in Latin America during a photo opportunity in a Rio shopping mall, Chilean General Augusto Pinochet flipped through its pages for a few moments, whereupon he pronounced, “Lies, all lies. The author is a liar and a hypocrite.”