Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Finds- A New Spin



Since I'm not getting any new books until Easter, I have no Friday Finds this week. Instead, I thought it would be fun to share the books I want to buy:

Anita Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers, historical fiction set in Iran about a woman trying to become independent. I hope that used copy I saw at the Harvard Book Store is still there! (Yeah, right!)

Marcel Möring's In a Dark Wood is going to be a must-read; it's about Europe dealing with post-Holocaust and post-World War II guilt and its consequences. I'm really looking forward to reading this.

Finally, Atiq Rahimi's The Patience Stone looks fantastic. Set in Afghanistan, it just won the Prix Goncourt, the prestigious French literary prize. I can't wait.

All three of these books tempted me to break my Lenten vows this week. Those and the new Ian McEwan will be on my shopping list when I hit the bookstore on Easter Sunday. What books have been tempting you lately?

You can find more Friday Finds at ShouldBeReading.wordpress.com.

13 comments:

Aarti said...

I've had my eye on In a Dark Wood, too. It sounds fascinating. I also am really drawn to the cover. I've heard a lot about Blood for Flowers, too, so hopefully it *is* still there in the store for you!

Blodeuedd said...

I read Blood of Flowers, it was ok, I mean good, but after some werid sex scenes it went to just ok for me

bermudaonion said...

So, basically this is your shopping list for after Easter? LOL They all look interesting to me.

naida said...

You found some good ones to get after Easter. You're strong not to break your vows for Lent! I've been meaning to get to the bookstore and grab a copy of the new Joe Hill, Horns.

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Care said...

The cover of In a Dark Wood IS cool.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I can help... I've got The Blood of Flowers here, and need an excuse to get around to reading it already. Interested?

Diane said...

These all sound amazing Marie....thanks

gautami tripathy said...

All three like sound amazing books!

Here is my Friday Find: The Second Blush by Molly Peacock.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

It sounds like you are going to need a rather large Easter basket! :--) The three look good to me, but I am not a fan of McEwan. I will look forward to hearing about the others, however!

jewwishes said...

The Blood of Flowers does look good.

I did buy In a Dark Wood, and will begin it in the next day or two.

Florinda said...

The only new books I'm getting between now and Easter will be the occasional review book I accept, so I'll also be chronicling my wish list during Lent. It's going to get long!

Marg said...

I really liked Blood of Flowers when I read it. I hope it is still there for you.

Zibilee said...

I bought Blood of Flowers sometime last year after reading good things about it, but haven't gotten the chance to read it yet. I hope you get a chance to snag that copy and that you enjoy it!