Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Finds- A Book I'm In and A Bunch of Other Stuff




This week's book haul includes a book I've already read, some review copies and some serendipity.

You or Someone Like You, by Chandler Burr, came out last spring; I reviewed it and interviewed the author. I bought the paperback because I'm in it- my interview with Burr was excerpted and published in the P.S. section at the back, along with an interview by fellow blogger Carla Castelar of Bibliolust. Thank you Chandler & HarperCollins for this honor and congrats to Carla!

Yosl Rakover Talks to God, by Zvi Kolitz, is a Holocaust novella I found at a local used bookstore. Looks fascinating.

The Wrong Blood, by Manuel de Lope, comes out in September and came to me in ARC form courtesy of Other Press.

Wherever You Go, by Joan Leegant, came to me for review from the author.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender, and Blue Nude, by Elizabeth Rosner, are two recent releases I picked up this week at the bookstore.

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What's new on your shelf?

More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

17 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm so excited that your interview is in the paperback version of Burr's book! I'm really interested in The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Zibilee said...

So very cool that you were featured in the book!! I will have to try to grab a copy of that and give it a look. I am also excited for you that you got a copy of Lemon Cake. I remember you saying that you really wanted to read it. I am going to be grabbing that one as well.

Frances said...

The Wrong Blood has caught my attention too. And The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is everywhere but that always makes me think twice about picking it up. I should feel shame for my book snobbery. :) Happy reading!

Booksnyc said...

Congrats on having your interview included in the paperback version - what an honor!

bkclubcare said...

I can't help but think the title The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is amazingly intriguing.
My goal is to be quoted on a book jacket - AWESOMEness times 10.

Jess said...

I look forward to reading your thoughts on Lemon Cake. It sounds like such a great read but seems to be getting mixed reviews.

reviewsbylola said...

How cool that your interview made it into the book. I'll definitely have to check it out!

Lenore said...

That's so fab! I'll say I knew you way back when...

Kitten said...

Congrats on your interview, Marie!!

I really want to pick up Lemon Cake. I've got Borders Bucks that are about to expire and this would be the perfect opportunity to use them!

avisannschild said...

Congrats on having your interview excerpted in the book, Marie! That's so awesome!

I'm so glad we got to chat a few times while in NYC!

....Petty Witter said...

Wherever You Go and Wrong Blood caught my eye. Enjoy your reading and be sure to let us know what you make of the books.

Diane said...

Marie, you MUST STOP torturing us like this. These look so good. Interested in You or Someone Like You (that cover cries out to me).

I liked The Particular Sadness of a Lemon Cake ; fun read. enjoy

Marie said...

Bermuda, Zibilee-thank you! I can't wait to start Lemon Cake too!

Frances-I know, sometimes when a book is absolutely everywhere I figure I'm excused from reading it, LOL :-)

Booksnyc, Care, reviewsbylola, Lenore, Avis- thanks! :-)

Jess-yes, I'll let you know what I think! :-)

Petty- of course! :-)

jewwishes said...

How exciting for you re the interview! I am thrilled to hear that!

Marie said...

Lorri- thanks! :-) :-)

stacybuckeye said...

Congratulations on being included in the book! That's so exciting :)

Amy said...

Can't wait to read your review of "LEMON CAKE." I want to read that one.

-Amy
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