I've been away, sucked into that drug of a book Infinite Jest, (which I have still not finished, and now must go back and start over). I've put it aside now awhile in order to get back on my FITG list.
I just finished Water Music by T.C. Boyle and I liked it quite a lot. Recommendations go out to the rest of you who like fast moving stories, adventure in Africa, and totally deranged plot twists. It was a great read and assuming I don't get hit by the proverbial bus anytime in the near future, won't be my last encounter with Mr. Boyle. Any author who makes a bushpig say: “snark snark” has a firm place on my Authors-To-Read-More-Of list.
My full review is at my blog.
I've also finished: The House of Spirits (Isabel Allende), On Beauty (Zadie Smith), The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz), The Spanish Bow (Andromeda Ramano-Lax), and most recently The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon (Tom Spanbauer - swoon) but not written reviews yet, so they don't quite count according to my (personal) rules.
Emily, I see you have been busy! The site is looking greater than ever! Thanks for all your work.