Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Finds! So Many Great New Books

To start my summer reading off right, I picked up Role Models, the memoir by director John Waters. I started reading it in the store and I'm in love with it already. His voice is approachable, funny and wholly unique; the book promises to be a treat.
Two new NYRB Classics Originals came into my home this week, both via awesome used bookstores. The Post-Office Girl is a love story set in early 20th century Eastern Europe, by Austrian master Stefan Zweig. It's been on my wish list forever.

The Child was an impulse buy, and a book I didn't know about until I saw it sitting on the shelf. It's a 19th century French novel, translated into English for the first time, about a young man who endures all kinds of abuse at the hands of his teachers and parents but manages to thrive nonetheless.
Finally, I added a new Europa Editions title to my collection- The Jasmine Isle, by Ioanna Karystiani. It's a love story too, set in modern Greece. It looks wonderful.

Some galleys and new releases came in this week too, and I'll do a separate post on those maybe for Mailbox Monday or something. Come back tomorrow for a recap of tonight's blogger event at Porter Square Books- and let me know what you're excited about reading!

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Meytal Radzinski said...

I've read very few Greek titles (almost none, in fact), so I'll admit that I'm curious about The Jasmine Isle, even if love stories aren't always my thing. I'm trying to find more translations from Greek to read - even a recommendation that comes from outside my comfort zone will be intriguing.

Though I did rather like The Post-Office Girl. Then again, I didn't really think of it as a love story...

Zibilee said...

I have been wanting to read The Post-Office Girl for a long while, so I will be interested in hearing what you think of it when you are done. A lot of the other new additions sound wonderful as well. I hope that you enjoy them all!

Audra said...

I loooove the Europa editions -- they're so great and I adore the design of the books -- I have a few I need to read and review. Can't wait to see what you think of The Post-Office Girl -- it's long been on my TBR!

ImageNations said...

@Biblibio I have also not read any Greek book and would love to read a review of this.

bermudaonion said...

I'll be watching for your review of Role Models.