Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Finds


A fun week for new books.

I got two for review and bought a remaindered book, and borrowed a book from one of my book club friends. The borrowed book is Reading Lolita in Tehran, which I'm looking forward to checking out; the bought book is John Glassco's Memoirs of Montparnasse, his story of life in Paris in the 1920s. Sounds deliciously French and fun. I'm saving it for the summer because it strikes me as the kind of book you'd want to read outside at a Harvard Square cafe.

For review, I'll be reading H.L. Mencken's Notes on Democracy, thanks to online publicist Lisa Roe. I'm very excited to read it and I like that she had it on offer.

I'll also be reading Tightrope : Six Centuries of Jewish Dynasty, by Michael Karpin. This book looks like a fascinating study of one family and how they were impacted by history over the course of several centuries. I wish I knew so much about my family!