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Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Finds 02/13/09

Before I share my Friday Finds for this week, here’s your final reminder about my current giveaway: I’m drawing the winner of SIGNORA DA VINCI this evening. If you haven’t entered here’s the link to go to. Contest details are at the bottom of that post.

Always, you can find more finds over at MizB's blog. And now, here are my finds:
  1. The Terror, by Dan Simmons – I’ve seen this book mentioned on several blogs but I wasn’t sure it was the kind of book for me. I love arctic exploration stories but the “thing” alluded to by the reviewers made me a bit nervous. After reading Ti’s review I asked her to email me some spoilers and she did. So now I know what the “thing” is and sort of what happens, and I think I might like this book after all. Whew!

  2. The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby – Chris says this book about books and words is excellent and lots of other bloggers have agreed. I’ve never read anything by Hornby and this sounds like the perfect place to start.

  3. Things I Want My Daughters To Know, by Elizabeth Noble – This is another book that is getting lots of attention right now. It doesn’t really seem like my type of book, but being both a daughter and a sister (not to mention a mother), I think there might be something in there for me.You can read all about it at Julie’s blog.

  4. The Better to Hold You, by Alisa Sheckley - This one is WAY outside my usual repotoire but I still think it looks really good. The review of this book over at got my attention - the plot seems really interesting (and maybe a bit steamy?!). I'm not a werewolf fan in general (other than Jacob in Twilight of course) but I do love wolves. To be honest, this is something I'd expect to see reviewed at OCD, Vampires and Rants (and I mean no offense to those gals - I love reading reviews) rather than on my blog, but I'm excited about it all the same.

Thanks to Chris at Stuff As Dreams Are Made On, I have a new blog in my reader … and because of that blog, I have a new book to add to kiddo’s list this week.
  1. The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende – of course I’ve heard of this book, and I’ve seen the movie, but I had forgotten all about it until Matthew’s Sunday Suggestion post reminded me. Kiddo loves fantasy (just like his mamma) and I think he’ll really enjoy this one.

That's all I have for this week ... what about you?


Julie P. said...

Thanks for the shout out! I will be having a little giveaway for THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW around Mother's Day! How appropriate!

Beth F said...

You have some nice finds! I've got a couple new ones to put on my radar.

bermudaonion said...

Great finds. I want to read Things I Want My Daughter To Know too.

avisannschild said...

I want to read Drood, but I'm not so sure about The Terror... Things I Want My Daughters to Know sounds good but sad.

My FF post is here.

Nise' said...

Great finds. Things I Want My Daughers To Know sounds like my kind of book.

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Hmmm The Better to Hold You sounds great. You know I think I shall re-read The Never Ending Story... Its deinitely a good one!

Alyce said...

I got a copy of The Terror this week and I'm looking forward to reading it. I loved The Neverending Story as a kid - both the book and the movie (although I saw the movie first). My kids watch the same VHS tape of it that I did when I was a kid, and they love it too. Someday I will have to get the book for them.

Nit said...

Have I ever told you how grateful I am for your book reviews? I was just thinking about heading to the book store tomorrow and knew I could count on you for some good suggestions!

Have you ever read "A Dog's Life" - I'm reading it right now and love, love, love it!

Bybee said...

Because I've heard so much good about The Terror, I grabbed up a copy of it when I was in the US.

The Polysyllabic Spree is wonderful. It's how I fell in love with *sigh* Nick.

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