Welcome to my Friday, where I share with you the books that Find their way onto my TBR list.
BUT FIRST! Check out Kiddo to the right. We went to see Harry Potter 6 last night and that is what he wore - too cute!
AND! My contest for a copy of THE LOCAL NEWS ended today. The winner is ...
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And now, the two books that I added to my TBR list this week. Yes, you read that right, just TWO books!
A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal, by Asne Seierstad - "Norwegian journalist Seierstad spent 101 days in Baghdad before, during and after the initial coalition attacks in March 2003. She calls the articles she sent back to Europe "glimpses from the war," and weaves them into a brisk, present-tense narrative." This is the same author who wrote THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL and ANGELS OF GROZNY. Violet Crush had great things to say about this one.
The Wave, by Todd Strasser - Anna says "anyone who thinks the Nazi party's rise to power in the 1930s and the Holocaust could never happen again should grab a copy of The Wave: The Classroom Experiment That Went Too Far" - and that caught my attention immediately. She goes on to say, "At just 138 pages, I finished The Wave in one sitting. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how it would all play out." Go check out her review for more details. This book sounds very powerful.
These both look amazing - I hope I get a chance to read them sooner rather than later!