Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Finds

So what's new this week in the book pile?

The Dork of Cork, by Chet Raymo, came from Bookmooch. Someone recommended it to me- and I really need to start keeping track of where I get these recommendations!

Gossip of the Starlings was a surprise from Algonquin. Looks interesting- a prep school novel by Nina de Gramont. It's received some good reviews on LibraryThing, so we'll see.

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain's well-known memoir, also came via Bookmooch. This is definitely a sooner-rather-than-later read.

I picked up Lost in Austen at the Harvard Coop over the weekend; Emma Campbell Webster's book is not really a novel, but a choose-your-own adventure role-playing game based on the works of Jane Austen. It is not chick lit, and it is not coming to a theater near you any time soon, but it is terrificly nerdy and fun. More soon.

Finally, the folks at Bloomsbury were kind enough to send me Valeria's Last Stand, Mark Fitten's comic novel about post-Communist Hungary, which I am dying to read. As soon as I'm done with one of my current reads, it's what's up next.

What's up next for you?

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