Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Finds- A Stack and an e-Book

In the stack we have:
Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance, by Sholem Aleichem,
In a Free State, a Booker Prize winner by V.S.Naipaul, both from my trip to Raven Used Books. I love that place; it's a little basement used bookstore but it's like the TBR pile I haven't brought home yet.

A quick trip to Million Year Picnic, a favorite comics store, yielded three great comics by women:
Mercury, by Hope Larson,
Robot Dreams, by Sara Varon, and
A Mess of Everything, by Miss Lasko-Gross. I was a fan of her last book, Escape from Special; this is the sequel.

Beaufort, by Ron Leshem, about the Israeli Army, An American Type, by Henry Roth, and In the Company of Angels, by Thomas E. Kennedy, came via Bookmooch.

My friends at Random House were nice enough to send me an advance copy of Gary Shteyngart's new book, Super Sad True Love Story, coming out in July. Thank you!

The e-book? Dmitry Zlotsky's Monster: Oil on Canvas, a truly strange comic novel about conjoined twins and the woman they love, an orphan with two hearts. I have to finish that one in the next week or so, so you'll have the review soon. I can't wait to tell you more.

More Friday Finds at


....Petty Witter said...

Raven Used Books sounds just like the type of book shop I love. It reminds me of a shop (Barter Books) we used to visit until a big chain opened a branch a few doors down, cutting the prices of all new releases, there wasn't the market for second hand books and so Barter closed - such a shame but not unheard of.

Carina said...

Monster: Oil on Canvas looks like it could be fun!

My finds are here.

Zibilee said...

I am not sure where, but I have heard about Monster and think it looks quite interesting and delicious! I can't wait to see your review! Actually, I like the look of all these books and would really like to hear more about them. I do hope you enjoy them! Happy Reading!!

bermudaonion said...

You had a great week in books! Twins seem to be popping up in novels like crazy these days. Enjoy!

Biblibio said...

Rather funny how "Beaufort" looks like it's actually gone to war. Obviously unintentional...

Enjoy the new finds!

Alexia561 said...

Nice finds! Like the sound of Super Sad True Love Story, so looking forward to you review!

Happy reading!

jewwishes said...

What a great stack of reads!

I love used book browsing through the books, with the scent of old bindings and pages encircling me.

Dave said...

Beaufort is the next book in my Jewish book club, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it. After that, I'm hoping we tackle Backing into Forward, the new memoir by cartoonist Jules Feiffer.

bookmagic said...

I haven't heard of most of those titles but there is nothing like a pile of books!