Friday, January 25, 2013

What's New On the Shelf 1/24

I bought- and read- Lydia Millet's wonderful Magnificence this week. I loved it! I'll tell you more about it soon and I'll be on the Literary New England Radio Show talking about it soon too!

I finally picked up Liz Moore's Heft this week. I've been eyeing this book ever since seeing the author read from it last spring. It sounds so good.

S is for Stitch is an adorable stitchery book. It's an updated ABC book with cute patterns and great ideas for putting them together. I can't wait to start working on a project! The author is Kristyne Czepuryk and you can see her website at

Finally, Ludmila Petrushevskaya's new collection of short stories came in the mail for me to read. It's called There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband and He Hanged Himself. I love her stories- dark and disturbed for sure but always wonderful.

What new on your shelf this week?


Mystica said...

I like the last paragraph section very much!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Hope that you enjoy Heft as much as I did.

Care said...

YIKES to that 'love' story collection! ok, sure, I want to read it now, too.

JoAnn said...

I really want to read Heft, too!

Vasilly said...

I've been meaning to read Heft forever. I hope you end up enjoying it. Happy reading.

Lindsey said...

That short story collection sounds so dark and twisty. Hopefully it is all of those things in a really interesting way!
And it looks like one of those rare times when the cover adds to the subject matter, instead of being misleading or disconnected.
Enjoy your reads!

bookspersonally said...

Magnificence is definitely on my list - sounds wonderful, looking forward to your review! The Ludmila Petrushevskaya stories sound excellent, will have to look for them.