Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Finds

















A nice batch of finds this week!
Yesterday was my birthday and my husband gave me some great bookish gifts:

The Girl with Glass Feet, by Ali Shaw, which my friend Michele Filgate reviewed for The Book Studio, a tale of magic realism that sounds right up my alley;

Best European Fiction 2010, edited by the wonderful Aleksandar Hemon, and

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, an entry in the "Myths" series by Dubravka Ugresic. I've been a fan of hers for years.

He also gave me a gift certificate for the Sony eStore, which I'm sure I'll enjoy!
Also new to the pile this week are
Martin Smith's A Season for the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent, which I'll be reading for my book club, and

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show
by Frank Delaney, which I'll be reading for LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I can't wait!

More Friday Finds can be found at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

16 comments:

Care said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! You are another favorite person of mine born on that day of Feb. :)

Frances said...

Happy birthday one day late! Hope it was fantastic.

I keep looking at The Girl With Glass Feet. Love the cover design, and like you said, sounds right up my alley. Will wait and see what you think. Happy reading.

bermudaonion said...

Happy Birthday a day late! You got some great new titles. I looked at The Girl with the Glass Feet the other day but ended up buying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks instead.

Jeanne said...

Lovely gifts! I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think of The Girl With Glass Feet, especially.

Alayne said...

Ooh I look forward to your thoughts on Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show. And happy birthday! :) My find is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aarti said...

Happy belated birthday!

I read and enjoyed The Girl With Glass Feet in the fall of last year. It's very wintry :-)

Diane said...

Happy Belated Birthday Marie. Great gifts; enjoy!

Alexia561 said...

Happy belated birthday! What a nice hubby!

The Girl With Glass Feet sounds intriguing. Will keep an eye out for your review.

Enjoy the rest of your birthday week!

dolcebellezza said...

Oh, a very happy birthday to you! And, lucky for you to receive books from your husband. Mine resorts to jewelry and sweets, as he's not a bibliophile by any means. The one on European fiction looks especially exciting to me.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!

And I got the new Delaney, too - looking forward to it - Ireland is one of my favorites.

caite said...

Yes, Happy Birthday!!

Sounds like you got a lovely book haul.

Would it be whining to mention that I have not won an ER book from LT in well over a year now? Just saying...lol

Esme said...

Happy Birthday-I was going to start The Girl with the Glass Feet tonight.

naida said...

Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you got some great new reads :)
Enjoy.
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J.T. Oldfield said...

I love Zadie Smith so much I might pick it up just for her intro. ;)

Zibilee said...

Happy Birthday Marie! I know I am a little bit late, but I hope you had a great day. And your bookish gift pile looks wonderful! I have heard such good things about The Girl With Glass Feet, so I hope you enjoy it!

Amy said...

Can't wait to read your review of VENETIA KELLY!

-Amy
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