Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Finds

This week's new books are actually last week's new books- I didn't do a Friday Finds post last week because I wasn't home for most of the week and didn't get the mail until late Friday. And by then, I just needed to rest!

A Lucky Child, a Holocaust memoir by Thomas Buergenthal, arrived via Carey's giveaway on The Tome Traveler. This hardcover copy is going to my library's Holocaust collection; I have my own ARC copy to read myself.

American Eve, by Paula Uruburu arrived via the publisher, for review. I had seen this book around in hardcover and was thrilled to have it offered to me. I'm going to start it as soon as I'm done with my current read.

The Angel's Game, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and The Blue Notebook, by James Levine, also arrived; I know many of you have read and reviewed these already and I can't wait to get to them.

Finally, The End of the Jews, by Adam Mansbach, arrived via Bookmooch. It's a novel about several generations of a Brooklyn family; I'm looking forward to it.

This week I did something unprecedented- I didn't buy any new books. Don't ask me how that happened- I have no idea! What's unprecedented in your life this week?


bermudaonion said...

I'm so impressed with your restraint! American Eve looks interesting - I can't wait to read your thoughts on it.

Serena said...

That's a great list of books. I have The Lucky Child in my ARC pile as well and hope to get to it soon.

Candy Schultz said...

I was terribly disappointed in the Zafon.

Amy said...

I am positively vibrating at the thought of reading Zafon's latest book. I already have it on order!!!

(Life by Candlelight)

Marie Burton said...

Sorry you didn't buy any new books ... I think you'll be ok ;)
I wanted to win A Lucky Child, but no luck..

naida said...

great list of finds!

Anna said...

I received American Eve yesterday. It looks good. Can't wait for your thoughts on A Lucky Child. Happy reading!

Diary of an Eccentric

Candy Schultz said...

I didn't want to wait so I ordered the Byatt from Britain. It arrived today with the new Ishiguro.

I am going to be very interested in what you think of the Zafon.

Alyce said...

I got American Eve this week too. Enjoy your books!

Blodeuedd said...

Angels' Game :) I can't wait to get it cos i loved his first book. I couldn't put it down

Zibilee said...

I am reading The Angel's Game right now and loving it. I can't wait to see what you think of it!