Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Finds- Video-Only Edition

Finds mentioned:
In a Strange Room, by Damon Galgut (Europa Editions)
Dersu the Trapper, by V.K. Arseniev (McPherson)
The Road, by Vasily Grossman (NYRB Editions)
Vladimir Nabokov, Alphabet in Color, by Vladimir Nabokov and Jean Holabird (Gingko Press)
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The Stone Gods, by Jeanette Winterson (Mariner Books)

Also mentioned:
The Tiger, by John Vaillant (Random House)
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited, by Vladimir Nabokov (Penguin Modern Classics)

I've started a YouTube channel for my Friday Finds videos! You can subscribe here. I'm going to use the YouTube page to collect book trailers and other literary content, too.  Hope to see you there!


bermudaonion said...

Your vlog is great! Your new books look great too. I want to take a trip where I can just hang out, read, and visit bookstores.

Erin said...

I love your vlog! I like the idea of a literary YouTube channel as well, though I don't use YouTube much.

I haven't read any of the books on your list, but the Nabokov one sounds especially intriguing. What a wonderful idea!

Zibilee said...

Love the v-log! I think Dersu the Trapper sounds like a book I would love, but then again, so do all the others! You have great taste in books, Marie, and I hope you enjoy them all!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

This is great, I love it! And The Stone Gods sound brilliant! Is Winterson a little like Atwood?

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Have a nice weekend.

Kathleen said...

I love the Vlog!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The vlog is great Marie. I own several Nabokov books, and the one you mentioned sounds like a good one for the collection.

Marie said...

Coffee, she has some things in common with Atwood. More fantastical though.

Lisa Hayden Espenschade said...

Your vlog is very well done, Marie! A quick note on Dersu: Akira Kurosawa made a film, Dersu Uzala, based on the book. It won the best foreign film Oscar in 1976. I loved it when I saw it as a first-year Russian student... I was probably most excited to understand a lot!

Marie said...

Lisa, I'm going to have to look for that movie! Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

Very impressed with your vlog! Nice to see you here, live-ish. You a nice job with the editing.