Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Finds- Finally, a Few!


A few finds- but enough for a post!

Now, it's not like I haven't found anything I wanted to read this week, but for some reason I've been slow to buy. I was in one of my favorite bookstores yesterday browsing and could easily have had myself a little shopping spree, but I just haven't been in a buying mood. I did get a couple of things though.

Penelope Lively's Booker Prize winning Moon Tiger came via Bookmooch.

A trip to the used-book section of Brookline Booksmith yielded two novels, both Europa Editions- the detective thriller The Midnight Choir, by Gene Kerrigan. It caught my eye because it's set in modern-day Dublin. I also found Jane Gardam's Orange Prize-nominated Old Filth. I'm not sure exactly why I bought it, but it just seemed like something I'd like.

What looked good to you this week?

Friday Finds is hosted at ShouldBeReading.wordpress.com.

9 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm always in the mood to buy books, but sometimes am able to restrain myself. You always buy the most interesting looking books! I look forward to your reviews.

K. Harrington said...

Great books. I want to read the Penelope Lively book, too. Have a great weekend.

Zibilee said...

I have heard great things about Lively's writing and do so hope that you enjoy the book. Also, Old Filth intrigues my by title alone, and since I don't know much about it, I will rely on you to give me the rundown on it!! Have a great weekend!!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I have been slow in my readings and do not know when I would pick up. I am glad you are still on your friday finds...

Ellen Steinbaum said...

I loved Old Filth, and Gardam's new companion novel, The Man in the Wooden Hat. She certainly has intriguing titles. Also a big Lively fan--most recently read her novel, Consequences. Hope you enjoy your selection. And I hope you've read Let the Great World Spin, by Collum McCann.

Diane said...

The Midnight Choir and Old Filth are new to me, I need to check them out in more detail. Thanks Marie, and have a great weekend.

gautami tripathy said...

You bought interesting books!

Friday Finds: Serena by Ron Rash

unfinishedperson.com said...

Hmmmm. That Kerrigan book looks intriguing to me. Glad I stopped by to check out what you're planning to read. I'm always looking for good world detective fiction.

jewwishes said...

i'm in the midst of reading a 651 page novel that I can't put down...The Invisible Bridge.