Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Finds - Happy New Year!

Three finds to report today to round out 2009 and begin the new year.

Any Human Heart, by William Boyd, is the first ebook I bought since getting my shiny new Sony Reader. Come back on Tuesday to hear more about my experiences with the new toy! As far as the book goes, I've started reading it and I'm enjoying it a lot. It's written in diary form, about an English man. Right now he's still in high school so I can tell you more later.

Token, by Alisa Kwitney and Joelle Jones, is another entry in the Minx line of graphic novels. I picked it up on sale earlier this week. It's about a young girl who doesn't fit in growing up in the 1980s in Florida.

The Famished Road, Ben Okri's Booker Prize-winning novel, arrived from Bookmooch. I didn't recognize the name when I requested it, but seeing it now, I think I tried to read it several years ago and stopped in the middle. Well, I'm willing to give it another shot.

2009 has been a fantastic year of reading for me, in no small part because of all of you who read and comment here on my blog. As we start 2010, I just want to say thank you to all of you and I look forward to sharing another year of reading with you! So, thank you! :-) 2010 is going to be even better with more literary fiction, graphic novels, Jewish lit and the occasional surprise.

I can't wait!

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Blodeuedd said...

Happy New year!

Good finds as always

Tasha said...

Nice finds, and Happy New Year!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the picture on the front of Token. Can't wait to hear how it is.

Have a happy new year, Marie, full of more good reading!!!

bermudaonion said...

Great finds! Happy New Year to you!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I picked up Suite Francaise and The Reader at B&N the other day.. I added them to my ever growing TBR pile that I need to sort through after my blog readers are done picking 10 for me to read.. Why do we buy more books before we read the ones we have??? I'll never understand my compulsion.

Anonymous said...

Nice reads!

Have a readingly good 2010!

Space Station Mir said...

Happy New Year! I had to read the Famished Road for a class. It was,to be honest, rather agonizing. I only got through it because we analyzed and discussed it as we went along . I hope you have better luck!

Unknown said...

I once started reading The Famished Road and stopped too. I don't really remember why. All I know is that I liked the book (I enjoy magical realism) and it must have been for some other reason. I'll be curious to see what you think once you read it. Maybe I'll even read it this year.

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Marie!

Zibilee said...

I'll be really interested to hear what you think of these three, especially The Famished Road. I have been interested in that book for a long while. I am really glad to have discovered your blog in the last year and really look forward to hearing more of your literary thoughts in the upcoming year. I hope that you have a happy and healthy New Year and that you meet all your goals!

Serena said...

Happy New Year to you. I can't wait for you to share the goodness of the ereader with us. I've been on the fence about which model I would want let alone buy.