Friday Finds

Friday Finds—June 10, 2011

Friday FindsI only have two finds this week. The first comes via an Amazon recommendation. [amazon_link id=”0061288519″ target=”_blank” ]97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement[/amazon_link]  by Jane Ziegelman sounds like a fascinating read. Probably my New Yorker friends will laugh at me for being surprised about this, but when I Googled the book title, I found out that 97 Orchard on the Lower East Side is a the home of the Tenement Museum. The book looks like a pretty cool read, although reviews say that it focuses less on the families and more on the food. I should have thought “edible history” made that clearer, but maybe not to some.

Another find this week came straight from the publisher, who asked if I’d like a copy of [amazon_link id=”1401302025″ target=”_blank” ]The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School[/amazon_link] by Alexandra Robbins. Of course I said yes! I’m a geek! Anything that looks like it will celebrate my kind of people is welcome, but once the book arrived, I realized it is really more about high school culture, or at least it appears to be. I do think it looks interesting, though.

[amazon_image id=”0061288519″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”1401302025″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School[/amazon_image]

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Friday Finds—June 3, 2010

Friday FindsI found this week’s books either through reviews on blogs or Amazon. It’s a very Austen assortment. First up, I discovered that Robert Morrison has edited a new annotated edition of Austen’s [amazon_link id=”0674049748″ target=”_blank” ]Persuasion[/amazon_link], which is my favorite Austen novel, for Belknap Press at Harvard. I also discovered two new books via Austenprose: [amazon_link id=”0711231893″ target=”_blank” ]Tea with Jane Austen[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”071122594X” target=”_blank” ]In the Garden with Jane Austen[/amazon_link] by Kim Wilson. I am a terrible gardener; I have the worst brown thumb ever, and it’s particularly bad considering my mother and grandfather seem to be so good with plants and gardens. However, this book looks so interesting. I am a bit more intrigued even by the tea book. I am a huge fan of a great cup of tea. I am looking forward to purchasing these books so that I can pore over the images.

[amazon_image id=”0674049748″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium”]Persuasion: An Annotated Edition[/amazon_image]

[amazon_image id=”0711231893″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium”]Tea with Jane Austen[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”071122594X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium”]In the Garden with Jane Austen[/amazon_image]

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Friday Finds—May 27, 2011

Friday FindsI think I found one of this week’s new books via Any New Books. I’m also sharing some I found some time ago and forgot to tell you about.

I first found out about [amazon_link id=”B003F76HLQ” target=”_blank” ]Bound[/amazon_link] by Sally Gunning after reading [amazon_link id=”0061782157″ target=”_blank” ]The Rebellion of Jane Clarke[/amazon_link] by the same author (review). Somebody reviewed [amazon_link id=”0345521307″ target=”_blank” ]The Paris Wife[/amazon_link] by Paula McLain recently, and I forget who it was. I am sorry! Speak up if it was you because it made me want to read the book. I downloaded it on my Kindle tonight. I just love Hemingway. I had a friend in college who was named after Hadley Hemingway. To round out the American literature theme, I also discovered that Thomas C. Foster of [amazon_link id=”006000942X” target=”_blank” ]How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines[/amazon_link] (review) fame has a new book called [amazon_link id=”0061834408″ target=”_blank” ]Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity[/amazon_link]. I’m all over that.

[amazon_image id=”B003F76HLQ” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Bound: A Novel[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0345521307″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Paris Wife: A Novel[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0061834408″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity[/amazon_image]

Did you find any good looking books this week?

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Friday Finds—May 20, 2011

Friday FindsI haven’t done Friday Finds in a while because I have been to busy to find much of anything. 😥

But! I have heard about some books that look pretty good and that I want to share with you.

I thought these books looked good, but I truthfully can’t tell you anymore where I found out about them. I will try to be better about documenting the finds in the future.

[amazon_image id=”141655047X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Queen By Right: A Novel[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B002PJ4IIO” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]And Only to Deceive[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”1439191697″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Kitchen Daughter[/amazon_image]

I am particularly interested in [amazon_link id=”1439191697″ target=”_blank” ]The Kitchen Daughter[/amazon_link] because the protagonist is a character with Asperger’s Syndrome, which my middle daughter has (my son is also autistic).

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Friday Finds—May 6, 2011

Friday Finds

This week, I discovered an answer to a question that has bothering me. Until recently, all of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books were available for audio download on Audible except for The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I have read all the series up until The Fiery Cross, and I had decided that perhaps listening to the books during my commute would be a better option for me in terms of catching up. I was dismayed to find out I couldn’t complete my collection, and I was even more puzzled because An Echo in the Bone, the most recent novel, was available on Audible in addition to the four books prior to The Fiery Cross.

This week I discovered via Diana Gabaldon’s blog why the books were not available in an unabridged format and that A Breath of Snow and Ashes now is available, and The Fiery Cross will be available in November.

I don’t understand the notion of abridged books. Either read it all or skim it yourself, but why buy it abridged in the first place? How can you trust you have the essence of the story intact?

Gabaldon’s series is also, of course, available in paper:

  • [amazon_link id=”0385319959″ target=”_blank” ]Outlander[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”0385335970″ target=”_blank” ]Dragonfly in Amber[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”0385335997″ target=”_blank” ]Voyager[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”B002VLLJDI” target=”_blank” ]Drums of Autumn[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”0440221668″ target=”_blank” ]The Fiery Cross[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”0440225809″ target=”_blank” ]A Breath of Snow and Ashes[/amazon_link]
  • [amazon_link id=”0440245680″ target=”_blank” ]An Echo in the Bone[/amazon_link]

What did you discover this week?

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Friday Finds—April 29, 2011

Friday Finds

I heard about or discovered several books lately, but it’s hard to say for sure it was this week. Since this is my first week participating in Friday Finds, I might cheat a little and talk about older books I found.

Here are my finds (none of which I have read, but all of which I have already purchased with the intention of reading):

[amazon_image id=”B004R1Q9PI” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Secret Diary of a Princess[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”1594202885″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Jane Austen Education, A: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”0553807226″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Peach Keeper: A Novel[/amazon_image]

What about you? Did you discover any books that look interesting this week?