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Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Finds 03/13/09

Happy Friday the 13th ... for the 2nd month in a row!

Before I get to my Friday Finds for this week I want to share with you a book that Hubby found. Ok, so he "found" it on my TBR shelf but he actually read it this week whereas I won't read it until next year sometime.
  • Steve and Me: Life With the Crocodile Hunter, by Terry Irwin - Hubby and I used to love watching his show and we were both in tears when he died a few years back. When Hubby saw this book on my shelf he picked it up and read a few pages. That was on Wednesday morning. By the time I got home that night at 8pm, he was almost finished with the book. Did I mention that Hubby is NOT generally a reader (more of a TV guy) and that he'd had a sick Kiddo all day? He told me that he couldn't put this book down, it was that good. His enthusiasm has moved this book closer to the top of my TBR pile for sure! (I tried to get Hubby to write a review for my blog but he said no - oh well, it was worth a shot.)
And now, here are the books that I added to my TBR list this week:
  1. Little Bee, by Chris Cleave - Not much is being said about the actual plot of this book but I'm still VERY intrigued. I'm thinking about recommending it to my book club, although it would mean that we'd all have to buy the book (we usually get ours from the library). If any of my book club gals are reading this, would this book get your vote?

  2. Blood & Ice, by Robert Masello - this book "delivers an adventure that spans continents and centuries—a spellbinding story that ranges from Victorian England to a remote antarctic research station, where an ancient glacier yields a shocking prize it has held captive for nearly two hundred years..." - if that doesn't pull you in, I don't know WHAT would.

  3. Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones - I thought this was already on my TBR list but when I checked to be sure, I found that it was not. This review is what reminded that I want to read this book. And I also realized that this is not set during WWII as I'd expected, but rather in the 1990s during a conflict I know nothing about.

  4. The Whole Shebang, by Timothy Ferris - I'm not very knowledgeable on outer space but I do find it fascinating. According to this review, this book "tackle[s] the current state of our knowledge of life, the universe and everything" and does so in a way that is helpful to the layperson. Very interesting, to be sure.

  5. Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister's Memoir, by Heather Summerhayes Cariou - The sad nature of this memoir would usually be a turn-off for me, but this reviewer says "everything I ever read before it has paled into insignificance" and gave it 6 out of 5 stars. With an endorsement like that - and from a blogger I trust - this is a must read for me.

  6. King Raven trilogy, by Stephen Lawhead - These three books, HOOD, SCARLETT, and TUCK, are an "exciting retelling of the Robin Hood legend set in eleventh century Wales". I heard about them in this review, and since the trilogy is now complete I may actually read them sometime soon.
That's what I found this week ... what did YOU find?

Check out what other people are posting over at MizB's blog.


Anonymous said...

My hubby & I really loved watching 'croc hunter', too, and we, too, cried when we heard he was gone. :-? I've had this book on my TBR list for a while -- library has a copy. Thanks for telling us how your hubby enjoyed it, 'cause I think I'll bump it up on my TBR list, too. ;)

Anonymous said...

I have "Little Bee" on my list also. It does look very interesting - can't wait to see some reviews!

jlshall said...

Irwin's death was very sad and upsetting, even though I never really watched his shows (not much of a croc lover). Such a shame.

I've seen several mentions of Little Bee just this morning. Might have to put it on my "finds" list for next week. Sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

I'm putt "Little Bee" on my to read list! I'm currently reading "Hood," which I picked up on a whim from the library. It is really, really good! Its totally captivating and has some wonderfully descriptive passages. Definetly read it!

gautami tripathy said...

I wish to read the first book so very much!

Disco of the Departed

bermudaonion said...

Chartroose's review of Mr. Pip caught my eye too.

Alyce said...

I love the Crocodile Hunter. I cried when he died too! I'm going to have to find this book.

Ruth King said...

I really want to read Little Bee. The premise of not revealing the premise is very intriguing.

I still miss Steve Irwin. I can't watch re-runs of The Crocodile Hunter yet, I still get too sad.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I bought Mr Pip last year and still need to read it.

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