Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Finds


Two great new books came my way this week.

I received Julie and Julia, Julie Powell's blog-turned-book, which I won in a giveaway at Carolina Gal's Literary Cafe. Thank you Susan! This is definitely one for the beach bag and I can't wait to read it.
I picked up Alia Yunis's The Night Counter as well, a story about several generations of a Muslim family in Lebanon and the United States over a hundred years. It looks wonderful and I'm looking forward to it. Carolyn Turgeon, author of Godmother, says it's "an enchanting debut that winks and glitters like the bangles that line [a character's] arms." Sounds great!


What's going in your beach bag this weekend?

13 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

That second book look interesting, and so gotta watch that movie

gautami tripathy said...

The Night Counter interests me!

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pinkflipflops said...

Unfortunately I will not be going to the beach, I will be headed out of state to help clean out my grandparents house... So, I will be retrieving my copy of Pride & Prejudice that I left there and taking my Glamour mag for the car!

bermudaonion said...

The Night Counter sounds great! I enjoyed Julie & Julia, but be forewarned, Julie Powell has quite the potty mouth.

Dar said...

I hope to start Julie & Julia this weekend. I'm looking forward to it. The Night Counter sounds really good. Enjoy!

Fibro Witch said...

Considering where I live, every book is a beach read!!

My birthday is Sunday, I made it to 50. Hope you two can stop by.

Kimberly said...

I'm reading the second book in the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series. It's called "Tears of the Giraffe" and I'm looking forward to tearing through it!

bookmagic said...

I won a copy of this but mine hasn't shown up yet. I'm waiting anxiously!!

Anna said...

Julie & Julia is on my nightstand right now. I'm finding it entertaining so far, but I'm only about 30 pages in. Someone was giving it away at work, and Serena snagged it and so generously gave it to me first. :)

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Ellen said...

I read Julie & Julia for my bookclub last year, and I saw the movie on Sunday. For me it was one of the rare movies that is better than the book. The movie has a lot more of Julia Child and less of the self-absorbed aspects of Julie. See the movie after you read the book.

Amy said...

I really want to read THE NIGHT COUNTER. I've heard good things about it.

-Amy
Life by Candlelight

Zibilee said...

The Night Counter looks like a really interesting read. I also read and loved Julie and Julia, and think you will have a fun time with it. Happy Reading!

Jess said...

We are discussing Julie and Julia on my blog on Sunday, August 30th! I would love it if you could stop by and join the discussion. Have a great weekend.