Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Finds

Really, really neat week of books. I know I don't get as many books as some people, but I have to say- I get some good stuff. And I'm thankful!

Soft Skull Press sent me a couple of terrific graphic novels, Siberia by Nikolai Maslov and Mr. Spic Goes to Washington, by Ilan Stavans and Roberto Weil. Siberia will be next Monday's Graphic Novel Monday feature and Mr. Spic the following week.

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a short story collection by Nathan Englander, came to me via Bookmooch. Should be good!

All Other Nights by Dara Horn came courtesy of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I am very, very excited to read this one!

Last but certainly not least, Water Ghosts came courtesy of Penguin. This book looks particularly intriguing and once I'm done with Mudbound I'm going to pick it right up.


Kelly (AKA bookfool) said...

A very interesting selection!

Sandra said...

I have All Other Nights on reserve at the library. And I recently read Mudbound too and thought it was a really good story, and well written. Enjoy your new books.

Alea said...

What's that top image, the person in the frame? It's interesting looking but I can't zoom in eh!

bermudaonion said...

Mr. Spic Goes to Washington caught my eye. I'll be looking for your review of that one.

Marie said...

Alea, the top image is a version of the cover for Water Ghosts. The title was changed after the galley version was released- the original title was Locke 1928 as you may be able to see in the picture.

avisannschild said...

I just read about Water Ghosts somewhere this week (Shelf Awareness, maybe?) and it sounds really good. Happy reading!

Mudbound is in my TBR pile, so I'm looking forward to your review.

My Friday Finds are here.

Nymeth said...

The graphic novels look great! I look forward to your reviews.

Lenore said...

Those do look good. Didn't realize Soft Skull had graphic novels. Will have to check those out!

Anna said...

A lot of good ones this week. Happy reading!

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