Media Consumption Update

Blogging! It's so 2007! But this site needs an overhaul. I know it, you know it, it's getting obvious even to those who have been in deep denial about it. Until then, because I know you're dying to know what you should be reading, listening to, watching, &c. What's Consuming Melissa/What Melissa Has Consumed Lately:

Books: Commencement, by J. Courtney Sullivan My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill This Is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper The Heart of the the Buddha's Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield A Gate at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore

Music: Laura Marling Florence + the Machine Gossip (Music for Men)

TV: Friday Night Lights Peep Show, Series 6 Mad Men Glee ("You know what Sue Sylvester's never done? Paid income tax.") Project Runway & Top Chef (even though I can feel the inanity brittling my bones)

Movies Slim pickings lately. I'm excited about a screening I'm attending today, but it's a surprise for a friend so maybe I can post about it later. Also anticipating The Fantastic Mr. Fox eagerly.

I've become one of those people who makes a lot of smoothies since Lynn gave me a Vita-Mix and it changed my life forever.

I'm going to be blogging occasionally on The Interdependence Project blog at Beliefnet. I'll try to update here when I do. I meant to blog about A-Rod's Sudden Buddhism, but, Q.E.D., I'm not the most consistent blogger. Still, it's a good blog to add to your feed if you're feeling like you don't have enough to consume already.