Thank you all very, very much!
Nigella Lawson: How to Eat
and How to Be a Domestic Goddess
. Cookbooks. Because I love reading them, and Lawson's Feast
!) was marvellous: personal, funny, unpretentious, tempting. The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II
. Self-explanatory, I would think.Making the Corps
. Nonfiction on Marines, recommended by oyceter
. Love those training sequences!
Naomi Novik: Victory of Eagles
. Adrian is now madly in love with the series, as am I. Perhaps we can read this one aloud to each other, if 1-3 chapters/week doesn't drive us mad.
Kathleen Duey: Skin Hunger
. Loved this, loved it, loved it. Read it from the library, couldn't wait to own it.
L.J. Smith: Night World No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate
. Didn't like the last and Smith rather hilariously dissed the first herself, explaining that it was conceived when she was fifteen (and since the charm of all her books lies in their closeness to the teenage id, I find that both terrifying and awesome), but the middle one sounds pretty good.
Jo Walton: Half a Crown
. Final entry in her horrifyingly brilliant fascist England trilogy. Loved the first two and would even re-read them despite their creepifyingly convincing subject matter.
Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book
. Because my favorite of his prose works is Coraline
, his other book for children.