Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Finds
















I may have been busy at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference this week, but that didn't stop me from adding to my bookpile!

While I was in Chicago, I managed to hit a couple of bookstores in between sessions. Powell's, a three-store chain which I believe is not related to the famous Portland, Oregon, store, had a basement stocked with remainders; there I picked up Yoram Kaniuk's Adam Resurrected and Victor Erofeyev's Life with an Idiot.

I got T.C. Boyle's The Road to Wellville at Borders in downtown Chicago. I've always wanted to read this so I'm excited to have picked it up. It seems like most bookstores only stock Boyle's latest book and I've had a hard time finding it.

Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier's classic, came via Bookmooch. I'm looking forward to this one too.

Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven, was an unsolicited mailing from Penguin. Looks neat.

Finally, an ARC of Sholem Aleichem's Wandering Stars came to me from... someone. This is a complete mystery to me. I've wanted to read this book since came out in February but I didn't order it and since it came from a bookseller rather than a publisher, I'm a bit confused. I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth though- so, if you sent me this, THANK YOU. I would love it if you would email me and tell me who you are so I can thank you properly.

You can read more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

15 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You had a great week. I love to go to bookstores when I'm out of town - especially great indies. I also love surprises in the mail.

debnance said...

Lots of new surprises for you this week. It's always fun when a book arrives out of the blue. Who sent it? Why? And why did they send it to me?

Fun!

Anna said...

What a great selection of books. Rebecca has been collecting dust on my shelf for years. It's one of those books I've been meaning to read but keep forgetting I have it. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

gautami tripathy said...

You gotta read Rebecca! You won't regret it.

Here is my Friday Find

Scobberlotcher said...

What a great selection. I love T C Boyle's writing. Enjoy!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Wandering Stars looks really good. I wondered where a book came from and because of LibraryThing's new ER feature, found out it was an ER book for which they were waiting for a review! ACK!

stacybuckeye said...

Great finds! The only I've read is Rebecca.

avisannschild said...

Niven's book looks especially good to me. Enjoy your books!

Jew Wishes said...

Wow, lucky surprise on the Wandering Stars!

I cherish my copy of it.
Lorri

Dar said...

lol-Being away from home never stops me from book shopping either. I've got Rebecca on my shelf as well, hopefully to be read one day soon...

mattviews said...

Rebecca is on everyone's reading list! I'm planning to read it in the desert, ha, when I bath in the pool of Lake Las Vegas! I'm aiming for one sitting.

the heart is a lonely reader said...

Velma Jean has been a big favorite among our management staff, but I haven't picked it up yet. Got to love the title, though.

An Anonymous Child said...

How interesting to see the phrase "an ARC of Sholem Aleichem"... I hope you enjoy it.

Zibilee said...

I have heard such good things about The Road to Wellville and have been meaning to pick it up for quite awhile now. Also, Rebecca rocks and I can't wait to see what you think of it.