Welcome to Friday Finds! I'm doing two posts today - one is my regular finds post and the other is all about the books I found at the Baltimore Book Festival this week. I hope you enjoy both posts!
(And if you're in Google Reader, you'll have to click over to my actual blog because the pictures aren't showing up, and this post makes no sense without them.)
Just 5 books made it to my TBR list in the traditional manner this week ...
Can you honestly believe that I've never read this classic? I just couldn't get into the idea of the book, but then I read Nymeth's review and I was convinced - I'm gonna love this book!
I heard about this through the DearReader.com Fiction Book of the Week email. Here's the summary from the email:
Amateur naturalist Thomas Edgar is offered the chance of a lifetime: to travel to the Amazon as part of a scientific exploration. Hoping to discover the mythical butterfly of which he has long dreamed--his "Papilio sophia"--he eagerly accepts. Yet when he returns, the optimistic young Edwardian gentleman is gone, replaced by a weak, nearly mute shadow of the man.
Unable to break through Thomas's silence, his beloved wife, Sophie, is forced to take drastic measures to discover what has happened. But as she gleans what she can from Thomas's diaries and boxes of exquisite butterflies, she learns as much about herself and their marriage as about the secrets he harbors.
Written in rich, sensuous prose and taking the reader from the demure gentility of turn-of-the-twentieth-century England to the lush, dangerous jungles of Brazil, "The Sound of Butterflies" is a breathtaking and compelling debut.
Sounds good, huh?
Nymeth got me again this week with her review of The Thirteenth Tale. She says "It’s no wonder that The Thirteenth Tale is so immensely popular among book bloggers. It truly is a book for book lovers." That comment, along with the intriguing storyline, really got my attention.
I've heard of this book a few times now, but Literary Feline had a great review of it this week.
Nothing to add to kiddo's list this week ...
So, what are YOUR Friday Finds? Post a comment or click here to join in the fun.