I had never heard of her until last year, when she came to our school to talk about her books, A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels. While they weren't the best things ever written, the plot was intriguing and the characters were...spicy. Ha ha. Just wondering if anyone has read them? She seems like a funny lady. I kind of want to be her when I grow up. You know, two NY Times Bestselling Books + sarcasm...its a fun combination. Anyone?