Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Finds - A Sampling

















A few of my Finds this Friday:

I got Ian McEwan's Solar first thing on Tuesday; I even braved the monsoons we were having in Boston to pick it up at my favorite local indie.
Yay!

Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee, arrived via Bookmooch; the person who sent it to me left a handwritten note on a stickie on the inside: "Phenomenal piece of literature. You will not be disappointed!" I'm looking forward to it!

Finally, I picked up (and had signed) Elyssa East's Dogtown and Brigid Pasulka's A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True at the PEN/New England Awards this past Sunday. It was a good time and fun to say hi to Twitter pal (and winner) East.

Have a great weekend and if you're celebrating one of the holidays this weekend, enjoy!

Friday Finds is hosted at ShouldBeReading.wordpress.com.

13 comments:

Care said...

I was very impressed with the one Coetzee book I've read and hope to try another some day. Will look forward to your thoughts on this. And of course, I'm smitten with McEwan...
You were amazing to braze the monsoon - it was crazy, wasn't it!!?

Care said...

I meant brave. or maybe not? could be some kind of hybrid word brave+crazy??
:)

bermudaonion said...

They all look good! Since you said a sampling, I'm wondering what else you got.

Marie said...

Kathy- a bunch of stuff from Bookmooch. I didn't have time to take a photo of the whole pile so I thought to just mention a few :-)

Carina said...

I've seen some of those kicking around the blogosphere lately. They look good!

My post is here.

Alayne said...

Boston's rain has been AWFUL! I am so glad to see sunshine today. And it's supposed to be 80 this weekend! Eek! I can't wait for your review of Solar, I really want to read more of McEwan's works. Have a great day!
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

Amy said...

Can't wait to read your review of SOLAR!

-Amy
life by candlelight

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a great Friday you have had this week with your wonderful acquisitions!

reederreads said...

Ian McEwan and independent bookstores... two of my favorite things!

mattviews said...

My first Coetzee was more of a "side-track" book titled The Master of Petersburg, and I wasn't wowed. Then it was a few years until I read Disgrace, which completely lives up to what literature should be, symbolizing the basic truths of our society, and they are most powerful in the areas of greater confusion and ambiguity---gender, race, and class.

Bryan R. Terry said...

Dogtown looks fascinating.

My Finds are HERE

Zibilee said...

I bought a copy of Disgrace a few months ago after reading Steph's wonderful review and am planning on getting my copy of Solar this week as well. I do hope that you enjoy them both and I look forward to your thoughts!

jewwishes said...

What a great collection of "finds"!

I like Coetzee, such a great writer.

I have "A Long Long Time Ago...", haven't started it, yet, but will soon. You know how that goes. :)