Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Finds

Some fun stuff this week.

I picked up Radiant Days, Haunted Nights, a collection of Yiddish folk tales, at the bargain table at Porter Square Books. It has some unusual selections, including folk tales about the Buddha and even an Arthurian legend with a Yiddish twist. Should be fun.

Going Away Shoes, a collection of short stories by Jill McCorkle, came from Algonquin Books.

I bought The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, by Vladimir Nabokov, on impulse because it's been forever since I've read any Nabokov and I'm excited about The Original of Laura, coming in November.

Finally, for the first time in a while I bought a quilt book, Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts, by RaNae Merrill. I wrote a little more about that on my craft blog if you're interested.

You can find more Friday Finds here.


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Real life of Sebastian Knight is one I would like to read at some point. Great finds this week; enjoy.

gautami tripathy said...

Spiral Quilts sounds to me!

Friday Find: Magdalene and the Mermaids

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'd love to see a spiral quilt! That looks pretty amazing!

bermudaonion said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the Spiral Quilts book.

Anonymous said...

You picked up quite the potpourri of books! Enjoy!

Bryan R. Terry said...

The Yiddish folktales books looks fascinating. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Mt finds are HERE

Tasha said...

I didn't finish The Real Life of Sebastian Knight (although I intend to pick it up again one day), but there is a quote I like, which goes like so: "Many a time I have said to him: Sebastian, be careful, women will adore you. And he would reply with a laugh: Well, I'll adore women, too..."

Zibilee said...

I have never read anything by Nabakov, but I have had Lolita on my shelves for months! You post has inspired me to read it soon. I also think your new quilting book looks neat.