Paige Turner Sighting At The Beach

One time I met someone named Paige Turner. Really. No one else I was with that day thought her name was nearly as funny as I did. Paige didn’t even smirk.

On a related note, we’re going to the beach this weekend. And people keep asking me for summer beach reading suggestions.

If my name were Paige Turner, this is what I’d recommend.

Light, fast-absorbing, quick coverage

  • Tabloid Love by Bridget Harrison
  • The Second Assistant by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare
  • Jemima J. by Jane Green
  • Trading Up by Candace Bushnell

SPF 30
Easy to use and non-greasy

  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan

SPF 50
Broad-spectrum protection, deflects, scatters and absorbs

  • 740 Park: The Story of the World’s Richest Apartment Building by Michael Gross
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  • Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
  • Experience: A Memoir by Martin Amis

If you want more info on any of these, I recommend looking them up on Alibris. Because I’m way too lazy tonight to do links for each one. Sorry. I’m already checked out, deciding which sunscreen to use tomorrow.

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0 Responses to Paige Turner Sighting At The Beach

  1. lildb says:

    when the crap do you have time to read so much? I haven't finished a book in over a year. and I heart puns. if I'd been there, I'd have punched your arm all afternoon, laughing about it. and just acted generally punchy.p.s. how come you're so into Alibris (a company I'm fairly familiar with — my BIL works there)? I'm just being nosy.

  2. Betsy says:

    I could go on and on and on about the books. I will limit my comments to this: am 50 pages short of finishing 740 PARK (which is a fabulous read.) but the highlight of this "shelter porn" is the mention of the phrase "Watermelon Thump Queen". That's all I'm saying. And Jemima J rocks.

  3. Michael Gross says:

    Even better, the Watermelon Thump Queen herself is fabulous. Thanks for the props.

  4. mothergoosemouse says:

    Bridget Harrison – she used to write for the New York Post, right? Very entertaining.

  5. Girl con Queso says:

    lildb, I don't know. But, I know I've read at least 75% less since Sept. And, I also wish you'd been there to be punchy. That weekend needed a little punch. And. I don't know why I love Alibris so. I just think it's the hands-down best place to buy books online. Tell your BIL to send me some free books. Or a bookmark. Or something. I'll send him some cheese.mgm, yes, exactly. The very one. If you liked her NYP stuff, you'll love her book.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This site is one of the best I have ever seen, wish I had one like this.»

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