Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Finds - A Pile of New Reads



A great week in book acquisitions for me, including Bookmooch finds (I have a bunch of points burning a hole in my pocket) and a little shopping spree in the used-book department of the Harvard Book Store- always a good time.

The Dolly Dialogues came from Powells.com. I heard about the publisher, Myna Books, at the wonderful blog NonSuchBook.

All Rivers Flow to the Sea, by Alison McGhee, was a recommendation from Karen of the blog Scobberlotch.

The next three- Offshore, The Accompanist and Mornings in Jenin came from the Harvard Book Store. Offshore is a Booker Prize winner; The Accompanist is by Russian author Nina Berberova, who I'm interested in, and Mornings in Jenin was reviewed beautifully at two blogs I love, BookLust and Jew Wishes.

I decided to read something by writer Rick Bragg after reading about him in this post at the great blog Reader's Corner; All Over But the Shoutin' was what was available on Bookmooch so I'm going to give it a shot.

I wanted a new copy of Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman because I was remembering that I loaned mine out to a friend in high school and never got it back. I looked around for one on Bookmooch and was able to find one right away.

The Fall of Yugoslavia by Misha Glenny is a really highly-regarded book about the Balkan Wars and I want to read it before I review Saša Stanišić's novel How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone because I think after a few years of not reading much about the Balkans, I need a refresher.

I'm interested in reading Armistead Maupin and so picked up Significant Others from Bookmooch.

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle is another Booker Prize winner scooped from Bookmooch. This is even a signed first edition!

I Thought You Were Dead came unsolicited from Algonquin Books.

2017 by Olga Slavnikova, winner of the Russian Booker Prize, came courtesy of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. Thank you LT!

What did you add to your TBR pile this week?
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