Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Finds: Some Really Cool Stuff!

Got some finds to tell you about this week, as usual!

I got a galley of Katherine Howe's second novel, The House of Velvet and Glass. It's historical fiction set in the 1930s and 1940s and looks really interesting.

I finally picked up The Thorn and The Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story, by Theodora Goss. It's a love story told in an accordion book from the perspective of both the male and female characters. It looks beautiful!

I got Tirra Lirra by the River, by Jessica Anderson,  after reading a review on the terrific blog Kinna Reads. You should read Kinna's blog for sure- she has great recommendations and insights all the time. The book is about a woman looking back on her life and sounds to be poetic and lovely.

I don't have a cover image, but my friend gave me her galley of Cat Daddy by "My Cat From Hell" host Jackson Galaxy. If you follow me on Twitter you know I have a cat from hell (I love her to pieces when she's not slicing and dicing me to pieces) so I am really interested in this book! I can't wait to read it and tell you more about it.

That's it for me! What did you find this week? See more finds at


Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Thanks for the intro to Kinna's blog -- new-to-me!

Theodora Goss lives in the Boston area and we've had a chance to chat about the various fantasy pieces she's written (she teaches creative writing at BU). THORN AND BLOSSOM is a unique format.

And, Katherine Howe - high up on my wish list. She is so *smart*!

Enjoy your new books, Marie. I'm starting Richard Ford's CANADA (galley), and am enjoying THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER on audio.

JoAnn said...

I really want to take a closer look at The Thorn and the Blossom!

bermudaonion said...

I got The House of Velvet and Glass too and I think it looks great. I'll be interested to see what you think of The Thorn and the Blossom.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I need to go to the bookstore and take a look at The Thorn and the Blossom. I've heard it is beautiful!

Zibilee said...

The House of Velvet and Glass and The Thorn and the Blossom are both books that I am incredibly excited about and want to read. I am glad that you got a chance to add them to your collection, and I hope that you enjoy them!

Kathleen said...

They all sound good but I am especially interested in The House of Velvet and Glass. I always says I want to read more historical fiction and then I never seem to get around to it.