Welcome to this week's edition of Friday Finds! Here are the titles that made it to my TBR list this week ...
- Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Ryhs - how did I never realize before that this is the prequel to Jane Eyre?!
- The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry - any book that's set in Ireland during the civil war immediately goes on my list
- My Lady of Cleves: A Novel of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves by Margaret Campbell - this wife of Henvy VIII fascinates me almost as much as Katherine - this reviewer had good things to say about this version of her life
- The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story by Horace Walpole - although I don't read many Gothic books I keep saying that I'm going to, and this one certainly fits the bill - plus I trust this reviewer's opinion and she says it's good
- a trilogy by Sharon Kay Penman: When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance (Ballantine Reader's Circle), and Devil's Brood - this series follows the lives of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquataine, two people I find very fascinating - plus, according to ancestry.com my husband is related to them through their creepy son, John
- My Cousin Rachel by Daphne duMaurier - I want to read Rebecca by this same author, and this reviewer has good things to say about this book
And here's what I discovered for kiddo ...
- The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud by Jenny L. Cote
This came to me from the publisher and we've started reading it already. It's the story of Noah's Ark told from the point of view of the animals. It's a big book - 450 pages - but kiddo is really interested so far.
- The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell
ok, ok, mabye this one is really for me ... I have a fascination with bats, but I DO think kiddo will like this one - he DOES like Stellaluna after all
- How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
it's a look at the different ways animals are adapted to perform the same functions, such as getting food