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?

7 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

I really DO need to do this meme. Maybe next week. The audios I have loaded on my iPod in the last week makes my head spin. At least I need to talk about them, even if I can't LISTEN TO THEM!!! You had me going for about 5 seconds on the bead jewelry. I was like "wow, I never would have figured that one out". I'm jealously eyeing the Jean Thompson book...

Harvee Lau said...

I like the meme too. Drowned caught my eye - a romantic thriller set in Europe, perfect!

Zibilee said...

That crochet jewelry book looks really interesting to me, and since I know how to crochet, it doesn't seem like too much of a stretch that I might actually be able to make something from it! Nice new additions today, Marie!

bermudaonion said...

Are you going to start making jewelry? I LOVE that you bought yourself a blogiversary gift!

Alyce said...

Those are all new to me! Looks like some fun reading ahead for you!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm curious about the new Jean Thompson book -- enjoy the new books.

Jessica said...

OK, I totally snorted when I read your description of the craft book! Too funny.

I'm reading "Bedbugs." Which is much better than having bedbugs, I have no doubt.