Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Finds






Algonquin sent me a nice hardcover copy of A Reliable Wife- I've seen it around and I'm looking forward to it.

Macmillan sent me the very appealing Doghead, which I'm dying to read. It's about a dysfunctional Scandinavian family and I think I'm going to like it a lot.

I won Futureproof in a HarperCollins giveaway; it looks really awesome.

Finally, I was extremely lucky- and quick to post a comment on a blog- and won a giveaway of a galley of China Mieville's new book, coming out in late May, The City and The City. A local indie bookstore, Brookline Booksmith, had one galley to give out. If you're not familiar with Mieville, he is a San Francisco-based science fiction/urban fantasy writer. My husband, a serious scifi reader, noticed his books for the first time when we were in San Fran this past summer and has become a big fan. He will be reading the book and posting a guest review here when he's done. I can't wait to know what he thinks. I have a feeling that I may end up reading it too!

What's your favorite new find this week?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You got some good ones this week.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I read two books by Mieville and decided I needed maybe a ten year break before descending into the dystopia again! They're good but dark, dark, dark!

Zibilee said...

All of these look really good. I am really curios about Doghead and A Reliable Wife, and have read one book by Mieville and loved it. I know I say this a lot, but I can't wait for these reviews!

Nymeth said...

You won The City and The City!! Lucky, lucky you :)

naida said...

great finds, I did see A Reliable Wife and was thinking of reading it.
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Alyce said...

Reliable Wife made my list this week too.

Amy said...

I really enjoyed A Reliable Wife, and I hope you do, too!

Anna said...

Looks like a great week for you. I haven't heard of most of these, but they sound interesting. I'm especially interested in your thoughts on Doghead when you get a chance to read it.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric