My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead - Edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
My current 'book beside my bed' is a collection of love stories (or stories about love, I suppose, because some of them aren't exactly love stories!) put together by Jeffrey Eugenides. My favourite part, the thick, beautifully illustrated cover. I wandered around the bookshop clutching it in my filthy mitts, just feeling how heavy it was for a good ten minutes before I bought it. It is a highly, highly attractive book! And the content is fairly good too, it's a very eclectic collection of stories.