Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Finds





I'm still acquiring books faster than I can read them; this week is no different from any other!

The Music Room, by Namita Devidayal, arrived from Macmillan; it's a very interesting memoir about a young woman's music lessons in urban India.

Master and Commander, by Patrick O'Brian, came from Bookmooch; I saw this at the bookstore and for some reason it just grabbed me. I tweeted about it earlier in the week and was really happily surprised at all the wonderful things people had to say about it. I've already tagged it "want to read" in my LT account, which gets anything bumped up to near top of my list.

Vita Sackville-West's All Passion Spent also arrived from Bookmooch; it's another I've wanted to read for ages.

A trip to the New England Mobile Book Fair over the weekend left me with Julian Barnes' Arthur & George, and Angela Von der Lippe's The Truth About Lou; the Barnes book was something I wanted to read last year and the other is a new discovery.

I won a HarperCollins giveaway for Michael Chabon's book of essays, Maps & Legends, and Sonata for Miriam came via Penguin.

I played around with my LibraryThing tags and created a new one, "summer reading," to help me with some reading priorities once the weather gets better. I picked out a bunch of fun-looking books, including some light reading and some French stuff, to keep me busy on those warm afternoons to come. After all the snow we've had this year, I can't wait!

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I can't wait to read your review of Sonata for Miriam - it looks really good to me.

classicvasilly said...

You have a great haul! I'm waiting for Sonata for Miriam from my library now. Happy reading!

Vasilly

Jess said...

I am looking forward to reading Sonata for Miriam -- I really enjoyed Astrid and Veronika.

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Have a great weekend,
Jess

avisannschild said...

I'm so jealous you are close to the New England Mobile Book Fair! I so want to go there! Great haul this week; I'm also especially curious about Sonata for Miriam.

My FF post is here.

Nymeth said...

Oooh, Maps and Legends! I loved that book :)

jlshall said...

You've got an interesting list there. I've wanted to read All Passion Spent ever since I saw the BBC adaptation back in the '80s. It's a great story - think I might move it up to the top of my TBR list this year. Have fun reading!

candyschultz said...

I loved the Master and Commander and I don't usually like those kinds of films. I never thought of reading the book. Perhaps I should add it to the list. I have the Julian Barnes around here somewhere.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

*The Music Room* speaks to me! I really enjoy personal memoir, and the setting in India is a bonus :)

You were brave to go to NEMBF on a weekend, I only dare go during the week (not a crowd person!)

Dawn
She is Too Fond of Books