Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Finds


So I only got one new book this week, but as far as I'm concerned it's the only one that matters- the ARC of A.S. Byatt's new novel, The Children's Book.

I have started reading it but at over 700 pages it will be awhile before I'm done!

It's being released in October and right now the plan is to write a review when I finish, then repost it when it's released along with a week of reviews of other Byatt novels and short story collections.

The book is already out in Britain and I know some of you have purchased the hardcover and I eagerly await your reviews, as well as reviews from those of you who have also received an ARC.

Certainly there are other upcoming releases that are exciting- Kazuo Ishiguro has a new collection of short stories coming out, Margaret Atwood has a new one soon as well- and while I'm certainly very interested in those, nothing for me can compare to a new Byatt. Thank you so much to Random House for sending me this book!

11 comments:

Ti said...

Oh! I'm so excited for you!! I added this to my Goodreads TBR list last week. You're so lucky:)

Nymeth said...

Hooray! You know, when we were pining for this one on Twitter the order day, I had no idea it was out in the UK already! I realized it yesterday, and immediately ordered my copy from TheBookDepository. I can't wait to read it :D

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds nice :)
I have read one Byatt book long ago, maybe time for another

Laura said...

ARC of AS BYATT???? OMIGOODNESS! I am so jealous!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Beautiful cover. Can't wait to hear the review!

Audrey said...

Oh, good! I loved Possession... I'll look forward to this one, too. (btw, I love your blog, too!)

Charley said...

Hope you enjoy the book. And that's cool that Kazuo Ishiguro has a short story collection coming out. I haven't always enjoyed his plots, but I like his writing a lot.

Candy Schultz said...

Admittedly my copy is British but it is only 615 pages. I hope they didn't leave anything out.

Candy Schultz said...

I've only just begun but I can tell it's going to be wonderful.

naida said...

great cover, great find!

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Zibilee said...

I read Possession last year and thought it was magnificent. Byatt sure knows how to write, and I am really excited that you got this one! I will be looking forward to your review.