This week’s list from USA Today is an interesting mix, a couple to add to the To Read list (Whoopi Goldberg – always good for a laugh, and Elvis Costello – don’t know much about him but a singer/songwriter’s life should be a good story) and one to add to the Gift Ideas list – Humans of New York. If you’re not familiar, I urge you to check out Brandon’s site ( and follow HONY on Facebook. He manages to capture real life, people’s triumphs, fears, personalities, emotions, with a photo and a snippet of conversation. The Facebook comments can be nearly as inspiring as the stories.