Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Finds-The Vlog Will Return Soon, I Promise

First up is a graphic novel, Miriam Libicki's jobnik!, her memoir about her time in the IDF. I got this at my favorite local comics shop, Hub Comics, which always has something new and unusual. I can't go in there without buying something!

I bought Quiet Americans, Erika Dreifus's collection of short stories, from the author herself. I've worked with her some over the past year through my social media work with the Association of Jewish Libraries and I'm really looking forward to her book.
 A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear, by Atiq Rahimi, came for review from the fabulous Other Press. I've read two of his other books and I'm a great admirer of his writing. Can't wait!

Finally, I won True Grit and a collection of four other Charles Portis novels from the wonderful Overlook Press. Thank you Overlook! All five of the books look fabulous! I can't think of a better surprise!

What did you find this week?

See more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.Wordpress.com.

7 comments:

lorrimilli said...

Great finds! I so enjoyed Quiet Americans.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Hope you enjoy them. I still love it when you tell me your Friday Finds. You can revert to the Vlog whenever you feel right for it.

Erika D. said...

Thank you so much for mentioning QA (and thank you, too, lorrimilli). AS for me, I purchased the Damion Searls translation of Hans Keilson's *Comedy in a Minor Key* this week, and I have FINALLY begun reading Jessica Cohen's translation of David Grossman's *To the End of the Land*, which I bought months ago.

K. Harrington said...

Great books. I'll have to check out Quiet Americans.

Zibilee said...

I think A Thousand Rooms of Dreams and Fear sounds excellent and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Actually, all of these books sound really good, and I hope that you enjoy each and every one! Will be looking forward to seeing the vlog next time too!

Kathleen said...

You scored some good ones. I'm very excited to hear your thoughts on the A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear. That one keeps popping up in my Reader.

Bookfool said...

Cool, looks like you got some great ones. I just finished True Grit and loved it. We followed it up with a viewing of the old version of the movie, which we already happened to have on hand.