Friday, June 28, 2013

Jams of the Week

Literary Jams: "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer

Once or twice a year, I go through a binge-reading phase, where I just tear through two or three books in a couple weeks. I'm living it now, and it's amazing how it enriches your life to really give yourself over to reading for hours on end. "The Interestings" lives up to the name; I became completely engrossed in the relatable and yet epic story of a group of friends, from their teenage days at arts camp to their early 50s. So, so good.

This inventive novel was on every best-of-2012 list for good reason! It's told through letters, emails and faxes in such a way that you — the reader — end up knowing far more about what's going on than everyone else, while still becoming engrossed in the mystery of where Bernadette, a once-great architect suffering from agoraphobia, has gone after she goes missing. It was really great.

Reality Show Guilty Pleasure: "Storage Wars"

Okay, so I guess the moment you know a guilty pleasure has maybe passed into an actual pleasure is when you use a photo from the reality show in question as your cover photo on Facebook. A month ago, I had never even seen "Storage Wars" and now we are full-on obsessed. Sean and I get great delight from watching Barry, Brandi and Jarrod, Darrell and Ivy duke it out over units full of crap. And of course, I'm now convinced I should be going to auctions on the weekends!

Fast Food Healthy Jam: Chick-Fil-A Cool Wrap

The revamped Chick-fil-a grilled chicken cool wrap is 330 calories, full of veggies and I am OBSESSED with the avocado lime ranch dressing, which I just dip on the side. It's a great option if you're in a hurry...and I think I just talked myself into getting that for lunch today.

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