. Since I appointed myself the Secret Straightener of the Shelves, I’ve noticed that I hone in a lot more closely on titles. Didn’t check out much this week, but Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece appealed to me. I need a breather from what I’m currently reading — The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — and this book of fluffy, light and breezy essays about the Jane Austen classic definitely hits the spot. Fun, relaxing reading — I’ve already finished the first three essays, my eyes on cruise control. With the Larsson book, I feel as if someone handed me a bag of concrete chunks and told me it was my lunch.
Flirting with P&P is edited by Jennifer Crusie and is part of the Smart Pop series published by Benbella Books which includes books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Supernatural and House, the last of which I’m absolutely dying to get my hands on — an added plus is that my old buddy from Tulsa, Brad Sinor, contributed a piece. I’m hoping that whoever ordered Flirting with P&P for the library went ahead and decided to pick up the rest of the Smart Pops. If they did, I’ll surely find them while performing my straightening duties.