Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Finds


Only two new books this week- what's up with that?

I used a gift certificate to my favorite chain store to fill in a couple of crucial gaps in my library- The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway, and The School for Love, by Olivia Manning.

I went through a Balkans phase several years ago, during which I read everything I could get my hands on about the subject- history, fiction, you name it. I found a lot of great writers during that time, and learned a lot too- and I think Cellist should fit in nicely. The School for Love just looked interesting to me- it's about a boarding house in Jerusalem and different characters from different backgrounds interacting therein.

This weekend we're expecting some summer-like weather in Boston and I'm looking forward to some serious relaxation, so I'm looking for something frothy and fun to read- any suggestions?

8 comments:

avisannschild said...

You're the second person to mention The Cellist of Sarajevo this week! Enjoy your books!

bermudaonion said...

Both of those books look good, but I really want to read The Cellist of Sarajevo!

Lenore said...

I went through an Eastern Europe phase, but never specifically the Balkans.

Zibilee said...

I have really been wanting to read The Cellist of Sarajevo as well. I think it will be the next book I purchase. I can't wait for your review, it sounds like an awesome read. Have a great weekend!

Kailana said...

I read The Cellist of Sarajevo last year and considered it one of my top reads!

Seaside Book worm said...

Hi Marie, what a coincidence. I went into Costco yesterday and picked that one up. The synopsis sounds interesting.

Carrie said...

I just started The Cellist of Sarajevo today - it's already got me hooked. His writing is beautiful.

Anna said...

I've had my eye on The Cellist of Sarajevo for a while. Hope you enjoy your new books.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric