In the absence of actual, substantial, thoughtful reviews, may I offer the following bullet points:
Jasper Fforde's The Big Over Easy. Great book, fun to read, accessible, especially if you grew up with traditional English nursery rhymes, even more so if you're into detective fiction.
Bill Bryson's Made in America. Follow-up to his history of the English language in the mother country, this one looks at the evolution of American English. A former Brit living in the States, Bryson has personal experience as well as exhaustive research on his side. Gets a little repetitive and cursory at times. Definitely not as fun to read as A Short History of Nearly Everything, but not trash.
The IT Crowd. Newish UK sitcom. Geek humour - is there anything better?
Schick's Intuition razor. I've already converted Dina and my sister to the cause. No gel! No foam! No ouchies! It's fast, it's painless, it's shower-friendly and entirely manual (no power, therefore no power source required). Buy one and shave, dammit. You look like a gorilla.
Maybelline's new Lash Stylist mascara with the comb applicator. It sucks.