Happy Friday the 13th ... for the 2nd month in a row!
Before I get to my Friday Finds for this week I want to share with you a book that Hubby found. Ok, so he "found" it on my TBR shelf but he actually read it this week whereas I won't read it until next year sometime.
- Steve and Me: Life With the Crocodile Hunter, by Terry Irwin - Hubby and I used to love watching his show and we were both in tears when he died a few years back. When Hubby saw this book on my shelf he picked it up and read a few pages. That was on Wednesday morning. By the time I got home that night at 8pm, he was almost finished with the book. Did I mention that Hubby is NOT generally a reader (more of a TV guy) and that he'd had a sick Kiddo all day? He told me that he couldn't put this book down, it was that good. His enthusiasm has moved this book closer to the top of my TBR pile for sure! (I tried to get Hubby to write a review for my blog but he said no - oh well, it was worth a shot.)
- Little Bee, by Chris Cleave - Not much is being said about the actual plot of this book but I'm still VERY intrigued. I'm thinking about recommending it to my book club, although it would mean that we'd all have to buy the book (we usually get ours from the library). If any of my book club gals are reading this, would this book get your vote?
- Blood & Ice, by Robert Masello - this book "delivers an adventure that spans continents and centuries—a spellbinding story that ranges from Victorian England to a remote antarctic research station, where an ancient glacier yields a shocking prize it has held captive for nearly two hundred years..." - if that doesn't pull you in, I don't know WHAT would.
- Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones - I thought this was already on my TBR list but when I checked to be sure, I found that it was not. This review is what reminded that I want to read this book. And I also realized that this is not set during WWII as I'd expected, but rather in the 1990s during a conflict I know nothing about.
- The Whole Shebang, by Timothy Ferris - I'm not very knowledgeable on outer space but I do find it fascinating. According to this review, this book "tackle[s] the current state of our knowledge of life, the universe and everything" and does so in a way that is helpful to the layperson. Very interesting, to be sure.
- Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir, by Heather Summerhayes Cariou - The sad nature of this memoir would usually be a turn-off for me, but this reviewer says "everything I ever read before it has paled into insignificance" and gave it 6 out of 5 stars. With an endorsement like that - and from a blogger I trust - this is a must read for me.
- King Raven trilogy, by Stephen Lawhead - These three books, HOOD, SCARLETT, and TUCK, are an "exciting retelling of the set in eleventh century Wales". I heard about them in this review, and since the trilogy is now complete I may actually read them sometime soon.
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