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!

7 comments:

Beth F said...

Tightrope sounds interesting -- I'll await your review!

Serena said...

looks like some good finds to me.

Anna said...

I'm looking forward to your review of Tightrope.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

wisteria said...

Sounds like a great line up. I especially like the Memoirs of Montparnasse. Paris in the 1920s sounds like a ooh la la fun read.

bermudaonion said...

You find the best books!

candyschultz said...

Reading Lolita is a wonderful book. You will enjoy it. The Paris book is very tempting. And aaah that you can sit outside at the Harvard Cafe. I envy you your location.

Shana said...

I'm another who is intrigued by Tightrope!