Just finished Singled Out by Bella DePaulo--about the way the world perceives singles. Kind of interesting and annoying at the same time...I agree with a lot of what she had to say, but I thought she got waaaaaay too needlessly political.
Prior to that, I read Intruders by E.E. Richardson. Granted, it's aimed at kids in the 7th and 8th grade, but I'm a children's librarian and that's what I DO. For those of you who like scary stories without the guts and gore (I'm one of those people who loves terrifying stories--but I hate blood and guts) this is excellent. A blended family moves into an old house and discovers that it's haunted by...well, who knows?
I couldn't put it down.
And, because of my "status" as the manga guru at my library (I'm the only adult there who can say "anime" and "manga" without rolling my eyes, so I got the job) I just finished the whole seven volumes of Othello It's not THAT Othello. Refers to the game where the pieces can change from black to white. It's basically a comedy/romance about a teenage girl, Yaya, who is picked on by friends and just about everyone else. She has no self esteem, acts the doormat...AND has a split personality. Whenever Yaya is pushed too far, Nana appears to see that "Justice is done." Nana is everything Yaya isn't--and more. On the one hand, very funny, on the other hand, a little tiresome after a while, but glad to have read the whole thing thru.
I'm still trying to decide what to take to my brother's house for the Christmas holidays. I may stick with magazines since there isn't any time to actually READ.
And now that I've blathered on, I will let someone else talk.