Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Finds

First of all, I want to apologize for how slow I've been at replying to comments for the past couple of weeks. I'll get caught up eventually!
But thank you to everyone who has continued to comment.

This has been a slow week for book-acquiring; I only bought one book, Michael Gruber's The Book of Air and Shadows, and only because I found a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble in a drawer.

I received an ARC of Joanna Smith Rakoff's A Fortunate Age the other day, courtesy of Barnes and Noble's First Look program; I look forward to starting it soon.

Although family financial setbacks have limited the number of books I've bought, they have not limited the number of books I want! I still go book-browsing several times a week and added two more books to my wishlist today, Linda Grant's The Clothes on Their Backs and Ehud Havazelet's Bearing the Body. Did you put anything new on your wishlist this week?


Jill said...

I have A Fortunate Age on my list...looking forward to reading your thoughts!

candyschultz said...

The Book of Air and Shadows is what I call the thinking person's DaVinci Code. It is a great romp but much better than Brown's book.

candyschultz said...

The Clothes on Their Backs was okay but I am not convinced it should have been on the Booker shortlist.

candyschultz said...

If you like Gruber's book he has another one more recent, The Forgery of Venus, which is equally as good but a totally different kind of story. My only complaint with Gruber is that he doesn't look too young and he has just begun writing adult fiction. I like the good ones to start young.

candyschultz said...

Oh and I just received The REader in the mail today. Looking forward to it. Sorry for all the comments.

Scobberlotcher said...

Ooh, this looks interesting.

Shana said...

The Book of Air and Shadows looks great Marie. And The Clothes on Their Backs has been on my wishlist for a while.


Anna said...

I haven't bought too many books lately either, aside from Christmas gifts. But I have enough books on the shelves to last me awhile.

As you can tell, I've been a bit behind in my blog reading, too, so no worries there!

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