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Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Finds, 05/01/09


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 ...
  1. 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 ...


  2. 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.



  3. 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.

















  4. 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.




  5. 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.

17 comments:

Lezlie said...

I hope you love Writing To Learn when you have a chance to get to it!

Lezlie

Jess said...

The Abundance of Katherines has such a great cover. I will look for your review of this.

Ruth said...

Thanks for bringing the WW2 challenge blog to my attention!

Heather J. said...

Lezlie - Your Lifelong Learning Project has fringe benefits for me ... I'm picking up all sorts of good things from your blog lately. :)

Jess - It is completely out of my reading comfort zone but it sounds fun and light, just what I need sometimes.

Ruth - It is an excellent blog, and there will be other wars featured each year. They gals running it are doing a great job.

Lezlie said...

Heather ~ It's wonderful to hear that! I sometimes am afraid I may be boring my readers to death.

Lezlie

Heather J. said...

Lezlie - ABSOLUTELY NOT! I think many of us are enjoying the journey along with you. And I, for one, admire the commitment you made and the plan you devise. Great job!

Lezlie said...

Thanks, Heather! I'm so glad there are people out here who are having as much fun with it as I had hoped!

Lezlie

bermudaonion said...

You're in for a treat if you've never read Gone With the Wind before.

PopinFresh said...

You know, after reading the review for An Abundance of Katherines I kind of want to read it more know as well. It sounds like a fun read.

~ Popin

Jen - devourer of books said...

Hopefully you won't consider this a spoiler, but I read GWTW in 7th grade. I liked it until the end when I was SO DISAPPOINTED the Rhett does not say "Frankly my dear..." in the book. It was sort of exciting, though, to read it, as it was the first book I'd ever read that was probably even half that long.

avisannschild said...

Yay, thank you thank you thank you! I hope you didn't get caught blogging at work! The two Gerda Weissman Klein books sound particularly interesting to me.

Alyce said...

I have read All But My Life, but not the other book by her. I'm hoping to read Gone With the Wind sometime soon too.

Lenore said...

I just won The Man's Book so I am excited to check it out for myself!

Erika Robuck said...

Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorite novels.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I must be the last person on earth to read anything by John Green! Have you read any of his other books, or just this one that you're putting in your Friday Finds?

Heather J. said...

Dawn - No, I haven't read anything by Green before.

Plays with Needles said...

Thanks for the link and I hope you read the book this Summer...you won't regret it.

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