Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Finds-No More Vlogs for Awhile!

As of Tuesday, I'm starting a full-time temporary job at Harvard University, so my blogging time will be severely limited. So it's going to be awhile before I have time to do a vlog again. My excuse for today? Bad hair.
On to the books!

The most exciting new arrival is Caleb's Crossing, Geraldine Brooks' new novel, out next month. Like lots of readers I was a big fan of People of the Book and I'm enjoying this new one very much. I'm almost done- I should finish today- and I'll have a review soon. It's very different from People but I think this book will be very popular.

Donna Freitas's young adult novel The Possibilities of Sainthood is one I've been trying to find for a while. It's a story about an Italian-American teenager who wants to be world's first living saint. I love books about saints and Catholic saint-culture and even though it's YA I know I'm going to enjoy this lauded novel.

Last and by no means least is Sandro Veronesi's award-winning Quiet Chaos; I couldn't find a good picture of the U.S. cover so I used the French version. It looks like a great book and I can't wait to read it. I might have to put a month aside just for Italian books soon, I have so many appealing ones in the wings.

That's it for me- what's new on your bookshelf this week?

More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

14 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Congratulations on the new job! They are lucky to have you!!!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Congrats on your new job. Great finds. Have heard a lot about Brooks. I have had some interesting books would share it fully next week but it includes one from Nadal El Saadawi an Egyptian novelist. And another from Ghana's first president (Kwame Nkrumah), definitely a non-fiction.

Col (Col Reads) said...

Congrats on your new job!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on your new job. The Harvard campus is awesome, so I hope it ends up being a great experience for you.

Sarah Rettger said...

"Even though it's YA," she says. Bah! It's an awesome book.

And congrats on the job! Does this mean you and J are sharing a commute now?

contemplatrix said...

congrats on the new job!

~L

bermudaonion said...

They all look like terrific books! Your new job sounds really exciting!

Darlene said...

Congrats on the job! The Possibilities of Sainthood sounds great. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Brook's book.

Melissa said...

Hooray for new jobs! :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oooh, tell us more about this job! I just finished The Year of Wonders by Brooks and really enjoyed it. She has the most beautiful writing. I'll look out for this one!

Vasilly said...

Your stack of books look great! Congratulations on your new job!

Marce said...

Congrats on the job. Enjoy your books Marie and have a great weekend.

My Finds

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-finds.html

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

HA! Bad hair is not a good thing! Congrats to you!

Are you going to BEA again?

Erin said...

Congrats on the new job!! How exciting!! I read The Possibilities of Sainthood when it first came out and really enjoyed it. I hope you do, too!