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.