Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Finds

Some fun finds this week.

I picked up German for Travelers, by Norah Labiner, from the sale table at work. It's a novel about a family mystery and a trip back to Germany by descendants of a famous German Jewish psychoanalyst.

I had two little bookstore shopping sprees last week- first to Porter Square Books, where I bought Nicholson Baker's new book, The Anthologist, and 2009's The Best American Nonrequired Reading. I've been a Nicholson Baker fan for years and I'm excited to read his latest; I also really enjoy the annual Nonrequired Reading series, which I've been reading on and off since 2003.

For my second spree, I hit the Harvard Book Store, where I picked up books by my two political idols- the late Edward Kennedy and the very living Madeleine Albright. I couldn't go to Albright's reading in Cambridge last week, but I've admired her for years and have been enjoying dipping in and out of her delightful book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box. More later!

Finally, I got my first audiobook today- Muriel Barbery's Gourmet Rhapsody came via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I'm looking forward to "reading" this while I do some handquilting or embroidery over the weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!
What about you?