Dear readers, thanks for all the suggestions!
So here's where I am now....despite what Jason said I'd decided I would download a couple seasons of Arrested Development and Alias. However, when I logged into itunes I found they only have the 4th and 5th seasons of Alias! Lame!! So I'm still trying to figure out what I'll watch instead.
Now for the book recommendations, I loved hearing all your thoughts. I've actually read Eat Pray Love and The Shack. Well, I read part of Eat Pray Love. I couldn't put it down until the middle of Pray in India. I got so bored with that section and quit reading. I know, who am I? Apparently a bad reader who doesn't finish books when I lose interest. But I still love the suggestions because that's exactly the type of book I'm looking for. As Kimmy put it, light like a beach read, but still a page turner.I did think about getting a Kindle, and it would be really useful for this trip, however I really like to have books for a collection/library. If it was more affordable I'd get one for the trip, but I can't really drop $300 just for this. But good idea Janie!! Also, I watched the first couple seasons of Desperate and loved it! But quit watching the third season when I lost interest.
I also almost downloaded the app for the iPhone once a couple months ago, but I think reading a book would get a little strenuous on my phone. Plus, I'm not taking my phone with me.
So where does this leave me for books? Thanks to your suggestions, and a little research, I'm considering:
We Need to Talk about Kevin
The Glass Castle
Memory Keeper's Daughter
Three Weeks With My Brother
Has anybody read Firefly Lane? I saw it was a best seller and it looks really good, but I just wondered if anyone had read it, or heard of anyone who'd read it.
Oh yeah, and you should know me better, KB, to know that Pillars of the Earth is WAY too big of a book for me. Isn't that the one that's like 1000 pages??
Lastly, I'm so hesitant to even admit this because I know what I'll hear buuuut.......I've never picked up any of the Harry Potter books. I never really had any desire, and then, like most things I don't care about that get a lot of hype, I turned anti. I mean really, wizards and magic? Eh. Fantasy really doesn't do anything for me. But there is a smidgen of intrigue only because I've had friends who said they were like me and then had to eat their words. What I'm wondering is, is there anyone out there who didn't like these books???
And yes, Mom, I do know I still need to read Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and Why Him, Why Her? But relationship how-to books aren't what I'm looking for for this trip either.
(How are you supposed to take it when your mom sends you two relationship books, anyway?)