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Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Finds 07/24/09 + Contest Winner + Kiddo

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 ...

#6 - Jennifer, Snapshot

Congratulations! I'll be in touch to get your mailing address.

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!


avisannschild said...

Both these books sound really interesting. Great finds!

avisannschild said...

Oh and I forgot to say I love the pic of Kiddo! Very cute!

Heather J. said...

Isn't he just too cute?!

Mary said...

These books look intense!

Cute pic : )

christina said...

How adorable!!

bermudaonion said...

I bet Kiddo was the cutest person there! Congratulations Jennifer!

Violet said...

He looks so adorable and excited :)

thanks for the link, hope you enjoy the book as much as I did whenever you get the chance to read it.

Heather J. said...

violent - thanks, I'm so glad I found it on your blog!

Dreamybee said...

How cute! Did other kids come dressed up? I hope kiddo had fun!

I followed the links from Anna's review of the wave, and the Wikipedia entry says that there's not much information available from the original participants of the classroom experiment. That's too bad-I bet it would be fascinating to hear what they thought about it at the time and how it impacted their lives as adults.

This reminds me of Stanley Milgram's shocking research (no pun intended) on obedience.

Dreamybee said...

Oops-"The Wave" not "the wave"

Anna said...

Thanks for linking to my review. What an adorable pic!

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Rebecca :) said...

Aww! I love Kiddo's outfit! He's so cute!

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