Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
I’ll Have What She’s Having by Rebecca Harrington
Summary: Harrington follows the eating habits of celebrities – from Madonna’s ‘sea vegetables’ and Karl Lagerfeld’s Diet Coke obsession to Jackie Kennedy’s baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen – it’s diet journalism but better and funnier than US Weekly. Of Gwyneth’s latest cookbook she says –
‘I was eager to try this diet for many reasons. I always think I have allergies to mysterious foods. Plus this is a diet written by a woman who almost convinced me to buy really expensive towels from the country of Turkey because they were more absorbent.’
I’m thinking: Yes, she’s funny.
Waterloo-City, City-Waterloo: The Waterloo and City Line by Leanne Shapton
Why I have it: Because Swimming Studies.
Summary: Shapton’s thoughts on travel, work and being a passenger on London Underground’s Waterloo and City line.
I’m thinking: No (the very short sample was a bit random but I did like the inclusion of her art).
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Why I have it: Because Commonwealth.
Summary: Patchett examines her deepest commitments – writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband.
I’m thinking: Maybe – I think I need to read more of her novels before reading her memoir.