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Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Finds 02/20/09


Here are the books that made it on to my ever-growing-TBR list this week ...
  1. Drowning Ruth, by Christina Schwarz - I went back and forth on this book. On the one hand, it doesn't sound like my kind of book, but on the other hand, the story sounds VERY intriguing. Jill's review gives a great summary but the part that caught me was where the man comes home from the war to find his wife dead and his wife's sister raising their child and running their farm. Whoa, that's a shocker for sure.

  2. Mazallon Book of the Fallen (series), by Steven Erikson - there is this cool sci-fi/fantasy review linkage meme going on over here and I found this series through it. Neth Space's review (of the 8th of 10 books) got me very interested when he talked about the complexity of this series and the abundance of characters. I read more about the whole series over at Amazon.com, and I'm definitely going to pick this one up sometime.

In the category of books for other people, I have one entry this week:
  1. Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America, by John J. Fialka - I trust Bybee's reviews and she really enjoyed this book. I'd like to get it for my mom as a gift. She is Catholic and went to parochial school (where nuns were her teachers). Although she does have some horror stories to tell, for the most part she loved the nuns and she has great respect for them still today. I'm certain she'd love reading this book.

For more Friday Finds head over here. Have a great weekend all!

9 comments:

Beth F said...

The fantasy series looks interesting!

Ms Ulat Buku said...

you're right. the title of the book sounds a bit drastic but after reading the review I'm considering whether I should read it now. :P

Neth said...

I'm glad my review could be of help.

Enjoy the series.

Rebecca said...

I really liked Drowning Ruth. I hope you like it when you read it, too. There are several shockers, I think, in the book. Let me know when you read it. I would love to hear your opinion on it!

Jo-Jo said...

I really enjoyed Drowning Ruth...my Friday Finds are here.

Nicole said...

I think I have seen Drowning Ruth around and I thought it looked interesting. It still does. You are right, that is some shocker.

avisannschild said...

I've read Drowning Ruth and while I enjoyed it, it wasn't very memorable (which is to say, I don't really remember much about it!). The Sisters book sounds interesting.

bermudaonion said...

I read Drowning Ruth and really enjoyed it.

Cheryl said...

Drowning Ruth sounds like my kind of book!

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