Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Finds: Lots of Books

So last Saturday was my birthday and I got a pile of crime novels from my husband including
  • The Goodbye Kiss, and Bandit Love, by Massimo Carlotto (Europa Editions) and
  • Kismet; One Man, One Murder; Happy Birthday, Turk!, by Jakob Arjuni (Melville House).
Wandering around the bookstores of New York over the weekend I also picked up Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book, by Lynda Barry, a book of inspiration and comics about bringing out your artistic side. I love anything Lynda Barry does.

I've been a fan of hers since middle school and I just love her to pieces. I found it at Forbidden Planet in Union Square.
Poem Strip, by Dino Buzzati, a racy Italian graphic novel type book from NYRB Editions. Looks intriguing. I picked it up at McNally Jackson in Soho.

I also found Margaret Atwood and A.S. Byatt first editions for my collection and saw but did not buy many other lovely bookish things in the rare book room of the Strand bookstore. I was pretty conservative in my purchases all things considered! New York is truly a treasure trove of delights for the reader!

What did you add to your pile this week? More Friday Finds at


Sandy Nawrot said...

OMG I LOVE Lynda Barry! Every page is like an "I Spy" much quirky detail. I need to read more of her stuff.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you found some great treasures! I've yet to go The Strand - maybe this year!

Zibilee said...

I also really like Lynda Barry and am glad that you scored this book! It looks like you got some great things on that trip, and I am excited for you! Happy reading, my friend!

Kathleen said...

Enjoy all of your purchases. I think if I went book shopping in NYC I would come home broke!

Alexia561 said...

Nice! Margaret Atwood always makes for a good read. Enjoy!

R. J. said...

Thanks for the info. I reserved a Lynda Barry book at the library since I have never read her works. I need more time to read, how do you read so many books? Are you a speed reader?