Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Finds-It's Been A Busy Week Edition

Which means no vlog once again. Things have been stressful around the house trying to acclimate the new furry family members; my hair is basically standing on end at this point. I feel like I've aged 10 years in the past 7 days! Anyway, here are my new books, all of which came for review.
The Paperbarck Shoe, by Goldie Goldbloom, about an albino girl who meets two Italian prisoners of war, came from a Picador Facebook promotion.
Adam Schwartz's A Stranger on the Planet is about a dysfunctional family in the 1960s and 1970s. It came for review from the book's publicist after I requested it. The author is a professor at my alma mater, Wellesley College, and while I missed out on the chance to see him read from the book I can't wait to get started on it.
Finally, Cathleen Schine's The Three Weissmanns of Westport has just been released in paperback and I received a review copy from the book's publicists after it was pitched to me. I'm very interested in reading a less-chick-lit take on modernizing Jane Austen; this book is based on Sense and Sensibility and I'm looking forward to it.

Today's my birthday and I will probably buy myself a book at some point! I don't know what that will be though!

More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

15 comments:

virginie said...

Happy birthday, Marie!
It sometimes takes time before cats get used to a new home. It will come in time.
The books you got this week look very interesting, especially Adam Schwarts's and Cathleen Schine's!
Have a great day!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Happy Happy birthday, Marie!! Hope the day is filled with 'great' happiness. Having fun with the cats? Enjoy the books. And by all means get yourself a book you have been wishing to buy all this while as a present from yourself to yourself.

Mystica said...

Happy birthday and all the very best. I like your last book the best!!! have fun.

bermudaonion said...

Happy birthday! All of your new books look good, but The Paperbark Shoe really catches my eye.

Pam said...

The Weisman's of Westport keeps popping up all over the blogosphere, but this is the first time I've heard that it is based on Sense and Sensibility. Hmm....

And Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day.

JoAnn said...

Happy Birthday, Marie! Have a great day!

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Marie, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day (get a great book, too!) and do stay warm! I've heard a lot about The Weissmans of Westport looks really good - looking forward to your thoughts on it!

Zibilee said...

Happy Birthday, Marie! I hope you have an amazing day, and that the stress level ratchets it's way down again really soon. You got some really interesting things in the mail this week, and I hope that you enjoy them all!

leslie said...

happy birthday!! have a marvelous day!

~L

rhonda said...

happy birthday!!cuddle your new cats!!

Alexia561 said...

Happy Birthday! Hope all of your birthday wishes come true! :)

Bookfool said...

Happy Birthday, Marie! All three of those books sound fabulous. I hadn't heard of any of them.

rayna said...

What a nice set of Friday finds. Enjoy!

Rayna Eliana said...

What a nice set of Friday finds! Enjoy!

Kathleen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Marie. I hope you enjoyed your special day.