Thursday, August 9, 2012

What's New on the Shelf 8/9

Picked up a few things this week- four new and one used book, including some blogiversary treats. 

Bead Crochet Jewelry, by Bert Rachel Freed and Dana Elizabeth Freed is a post-apocalyptic, metafictional meditation on life and death in suburban America following the takeover of the U.S. government by a band of freewheeling knitters. No, it's a craft book about making jewelry. It was a blogiversary gift to myself.

Drowned, by Therese Bohman, is a romantic thriller from Europe and the highly dependable Other Press. I just can't stay away from their books these days but I'm saving this one for a dark and stormy night sometime soon.

City Boy is a bit of American realism by the wonderful Jean Thompson, author of a book I was in love with last year, The Year We Left Home. I hope to read this one soon. She's a favorite of David Sedaris, too.

For my blogiversary, my husband treated me to two novels by the wonderful César Aira, an Argentinian writer whose book Varamo I loved earlier this year. The books are How I Became a Nun and Ghosts. Can't wait!

What's new on your shelf this week?