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Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Finds 03/06/09

Welcome to another edition of Friday Finds! Before I get into my list for this week, a few of you wanted to know how my book club meeting went (this is the one where we were discussing a book I hated). Actually, the meeting went really well. You can read about it at my club's blog here if you want. Suffice it to say, though, that everyone had some sort of problem with the book this time around ...

Anyway, back to sharing what hopped on my TBR list this week!
  1. Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada - I heard about this from Miz B and when I clicked to read the summary at I actually got chills. I can't imagine what this author must have went through. The book should be amazing.

  2. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones - I've never read anything by her but this one sounds like lots of fun - here's what says "Suffering from a bit of deja vu after reading your umpteenth fantasy trilogy? Seen too many magic swords, musical elves and warring wizards? Then you're ready for the funniest and most complete "tourist's" guide to Fantasyland's standard character types, plot elements, and settings ever devised." I've already ordered this on from

  3. Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe - Of course I've heard of it, but I had to add it to my list when I finally read the entire extended title over at Books 'N Border Collies

  4. Genesis, by Bernard Beckett - I've been hearing about this book for a while but this review hooked me. Basically it is the story of a girl at her examination for acceptance into school (sort of like a dissertation). Her topic is a hero of the past, a guy who overthrew the previous government. As I understand it, the book is entirely the story of her exam, but through her presentation we learn about the history of this future-Eartha and questions regarding our opinions on consciousness and the human mind are raised. Intriguing, no?
This month I hosted the 12th Book Review Carnival. There were almost 50 reviews included in my post and I ended up adding six books to my TBR list and one to kiddo's. You can read more about them at my Carnival post, but here's my list:
  1. Hattie Big Sky
  2. African Diaries
  3. Extraordinary Knowing
  4. The Emperor's Embrace
  5. The Lost City of Z
  6. Old Man's War (this one is a maybe)
  7. Seven Miles to Freedom (for kiddo)

What did you find this week?


Lezlie said...

That Moll Flanders title is something else, isn't it? :-) I'm glad it got you interested!


bermudaonion said...

Every Man Dies Alone does sound chilling.

Alyce said...

I went to amazon and looked at Every Man Dies Alone, and it is now on my wishlist (which means it will be on my Friday finds for next week). :)

jlshall said...

I've been "meaning" to read Moll Flanders ever since I discovered it during my high school years. I do love the story of Moll, and I've seen it dramatized several times. She's a great character.

Kristen said...

I've had a copy of Moll Flanders on my shelf for years. I should read it one of these days.

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