Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Finds- Lots of Good Stuff

I got to meet literary star Jeanette Winterson at an event on Monday night at the great Brookline Booksmith, and picked up her autobiography Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?. She's one of my all-time favorite writers and I look forward to getting to know her through her book.

There's a whole story behind why I want to read Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, which I'll share when I review the book sometime later this spring. I've been meaning to get it- or get it back- for ages and I finally found the Vintage International edition I was looking for in a used bookstore.

Chocolate Wars, by Deborah Cadbury (yes, that Cadbury) is a history of the Cadbury chocolate company and of the chocolate industry. I found this while shelving at work at thought it looked fascinating!

Alan Epstein's amusing As the Romans Do is the story of his family's time spent living in the eternal city. I got it to prepare for my upcoming trip to Italy this fall. It's cute.

That's it for me this week. What's new on your shelf? More Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

7 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Oh oh! Please read Blood Meridian soon. I've been wanting to read it so badly. I need a nudge.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I met Jeanette W. many years when she did a drop by signing at the bookstore I was working at. She was lovely. And I love memoirs about the candy industry. I read Candy Freak and loved it!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I almost got Chocolate Wars the other day! I read The Emperors of Chocolate about Hershey (and some about Cadbury) and it was just beyond interesting, so it would make a good supplement to my reading! :--)

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I have heard enough about Blood Meridian but not the others.

Zibilee said...

I have had Blood Meridian on my shelves for the longest time, and I have heard it's incredible, if a little violent and gory. I need to make time for it. That chocolate book looks fantastic as well!

bermudaonion said...

They all look good, but I have to say I adore the title of Winterson's autobiography.

Kathleen said...

Blood Meridian has been on my list for many years. I finally bought my own copy since I never seemed to find it when I looked for it at the library.