Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Finds! More Books!

As usual, I added to my TBR pile this week. I also weeded a ton of books- more than I bought or will replace any time soon, so that makes it OK, right?

Alma Rose, by Edith Forbes, is a lesbian love story set in the plains of the West. I saw it at a used bookstore and the title got stuck in my head, so I decided to buy it. It's got some great reviews- Ursula Le Guin called it "a treasure" and if it's good enough for her it's good enough for me.

Mother's Milk is a Booker-nominated novel by Edward St. Aubyn, who has a new book out now called At Last. He's gotten incredible raves as a writer, particularly a very flattering piece by Francine Prose in a recent New York Times book review. So I decided to try him out.


Penguin Lost came from the great Back Pages Books in Waltham, after an event with the book's author Andrey Kurkov. I can't wait to get to the next chapter in Kurkov's absurdist crime series about a forlorn journalist and his pet penguin Misha.

That's it! I'm really excited about all my new books. What's new on your shelf this week? See more Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

7 comments:

Laura said...

I'm planning to read the Edward St. Aubyn this year too. I, too, was inspired by the NYT piece. I hope it's good!

Ted said...

You just triggered a trip down memory lane. I used to live in Waltham!

bermudaonion said...

I've done some adding, now I need to do some weeding. Enjoy your new books!

Zibilee said...

These look like great books, and I am so glad that you got the chance to add these to your collection!

Vasilly said...

Now I'm curious about Alma Rose!

Before I get rid of another book from my stack, I want to read it first! ;-)Have a good weekend.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I love your reasons for getting your books. I've not purchased a single book in 2012 though I've received one.

Kathleen said...

If you can weed out books while buying more you are doing good! I just keep buying them and don't seem to get rid of any.