What’s Up Saturday – 8.7.10

Here are my picks for the week (I had a lot of favorites). They are a bit late – we just arrived back to our apartment from our honeymoon and are trying to accept the fact that we have to start real life again 😉



  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson – I read this ~500 page book in under a day. And then I had to get the next one! If you like crime drama you will definitely be hooked. This is a thriller not to be missed.
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson – I picked this up in the airport just a few hours after finishing the first book (above). It’s great so far – I have been pretty tired so I did not finish it in a day. But I will finish it within a day or two, I think. It’s a continuation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I think you could pick it up without having read the first. Larsson does a good job summarizing what you need to know.
  • Sphere, by Michael Crichton – Another page-turner. Sphere is a science-fiction novel about a team of scientists (including a psychologist, the main character) that goes down to the bottom of the Pacific to explore a UFO that is 300 years old. I enjoyed it very much – I couldn’t put it down.


  • Summer Streets began today! For 3 Saturdays (today, next week, and the week after) Park Avenue is closed to motor vehicles from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge – bikers, pedestrians, dog walkers, etc… can enjoy a strolling with no traffic. It’s car-free between 7AM and 1PM.

Whew. I am going to bed now! What are your finds this week?

5 Replies to “What’s Up Saturday – 8.7.10”

  1. Welcome home Maggie!! Hope you had a fabulous honeymoon! My hubby and I went to the beach for a week celebrating our 20th anniversary and I’m tellin’ ya, it was HARD getting back to real life! I’ll be praying for you 😉

  2. Yo! Glad you had a great honeymoon!

    Thank you so much for linking to my blog! I was -so- touched when I read your post.

    I read your review of Naturally Thin, too. While we have different opinions, your review was very well thought out and balanced.

    Take care, and give us the scoop on the vacay!

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