As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. A must-read for every fan of the movie! Cary Elwes has written his memoir of his time on the set of Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride” and the book is a treat. Elwes shares some behind-the-scenes incidents that will forever change how you view the movie, including trying to hide a broken toe, swordplay injuries, Shawn Wallace’s insecurities, and a massive Giant fart. A wonderfully engrossing book that you will finish much too quickly.
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen. Don’t let the ‘Y’ on the spine label fool you – this is a fun summertime read for adults as well as teens. A humorous supernatural story that reminded me of Christopher Moore or MaryJaniceDavidson, Evil Librarian follows the adventures of demon-hunter Cyn as she seeks to keep her best friend safe from the clutches of the school’s evillibrarian. Demon-fighting has never been so entertaining.
My Grandmother was a huge fan of Agatha Christie, and read and re-read what she referred to as her “Aggies.” When I was about 12 or 13, and summer meant reading just for fun, I decided to find out what Gram found so appealing. I soon discovered why Christie is the world's best-selling mystery writer, with interesting characters, exotic (well, to me) locales and plot turns that kept me guessing to the end. Christie became my summer author of choice when I was a teen, and this summer, I am going to revisit her work. I’ll start with The Secret Adversary, and then move on to some Miss Marple. Gram would be pleased!