It's Monday, so what's on the cover? Either that girl above is really tired or she can't handle her liquor. After the first 100 pages of Spin by Catherine McKenzie, it's obvious the main character can't handle her liquor. Kate blew her chance to land her dream job by showing up drunk. She'll get a second chance if she does well on her next assignment -- follow the "it" girl into rehab and get the scoop. If this hasn't been done already by one of the numerous entertainment rags out there, they will soon. A review and Q&A with the author will be posted on Feb. 17.
Home Front by Kristin Hannah looks a lot like her other books. A faint picturesque beach scene. That automatically makes me think of TV movie of the week. Her books tend to have a lot of melodrama, but that didn't put me off when I received a pitch e-mail. A mother suddenly has to go off to Iraq, leaving her two daughters in the hands of her husband and mother-in-law. Her husband would rather work at his law firm than have to play Mr. Mom. He doesn't understand his wife's sense of duty. So far, I really like the book. I'm just scared to read the end. I keep thinking this can't end well.