Last week avisannschild commented that she'd love to see book covers in my Friday Finds posts. I replied that without a laptop, I'm stuck blogging during my lunch break at work (the horror!) and can't spend time scouring the internet for images. I STILL don't have my laptop back but my boss is out of the office at the moment so I'm going to spend a little while coming up with some covers to include with this post. Oh the things I'll do for you, my lovely readers! ~LOL~
Two quick things before we get started ... If you've read AWAY, by Amy Bloom, please click here and answer my quick question - thanks! And tonight is the end of the contest for a copy of RECEIVE ME FALLING; read all about it and enter to win here.
And now, the additions to my ever-increasing TBR list ...
- The Man's Book, by Thomas Fink - From the back of the book: "Being modern and manly in today’s world isn’t always easy. Do you know how to tie a bow-tie, mix a martini, or make a potato gun? Do you know when to get married and how to break up, or the difference between a bock beer and a bitter? Do you know which urinal to choose or how to start a fire with a Coke can? The answers to every man’s burning questions are within these pages, from the morning wet shave to the whiskey night-cap, from hunting deer with a .30-06 to wooing women like 007. At a time when the sexes are muddled and masculinity is marginalized, THE MAN’S BOOK unabashedly celebrates maleness. Organized by subject in a man-logical way, it’s the go-to guide for anyone with a Y chromosome." Thanks to She Is Too Fond of Books, I now know what I'm buying for Christmas gifts for several men in my life ...
- An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green - This book has received lots of blogger attention lately but it was the not-so-positive review over at Open Mind, Insert Book that actually made me want to read this one.
- All But My Life and The Hours After, both by Gerda Weissman Klein - I heard about these books through the World War II Challenge blog and had to go read the full reviews. These books sound amazing.
- Writing to Learn, by William K. Zinsser - Books 'N Border Collies turned me on to this book about how to write non-fiction well. The book focuses on what it takes to get a non-expert interested and involved in a non-fiction book and gives examples of several extremely well-written works.
- Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell - Of course I've heard of this book. I loved the movie and have even read several of the sequel books. But I've never read THE ACTUAL book. Nor did I have any desire to until I saw the review at Plays With Needles. Now I'm thinking that if Becky's Online Book Club does decide to read this over the summer, I'll be participating for sure!
That's all for now folks! If you want to check out more Friday Finds - or link up to your own post - head over to MizB's.