Thursday, August 28, 2008

Friday Finds...

I found the idea for "Friday Finds" over at GodWriterBlog hosted by Veronika, who in turn found it on another blogger's site. It looked cool so I thought I'd give it a try since today is... Friday!

Here's how it works: In a "Friday Finds" post I share with other bloggers the new-to-me books that I have found in the last week -- books that I either want to add to my "To Be Read" list, or books that I'm investigating because they sound interesting and may end up on my list. I suppose in a way this will be a similar post to my Tuesday "What's on my Nightstand" post -- although this isn't about what I'm currently reading, rather it's about books I've recently found.


Friday Finds: August 29

Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott. I found this while browsing the library online catalog looking for books written by the author of the ever famous, Little Women. I've only read two of Alcott's books -- Little Women and more recently this year, Under the Lilacs. Apparently Alcott also dabbled in writing thrillers, not unlike her sort of alter ego, Jo March. Behind a Mask is a collection of short stories originally published under the pen name "A. M. Barnard" -- though now publishers are reprinting the stories as one volume under Alcott's real name. I don't know much about this little known book, but I've put it on my "To Be Read" list and will take a closer look at it some time in the near future.

The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott. Another of Alcott's that I have not read, though a friend finished it earlier this year and told me she really enjoyed it. I have added it to me "To Be Read" list and expect it'll reach my nightstand sometime early next year... or sooner if the mood strikes.

Cover Her Face by P.D. James. The first in a series of British mysteries published within the last decade. I found out about this author from Danielle over at Dance By the Light. As a reader of this blog is likely to know -- I love mysteries, so I am always interested to find a new set to check out. I've added this book to my "To Be Read" list, though it may be some time before I fit it in since I'm currently working through Agatha Christie's crime novels. However, I might take a break, just because I'm too curious about P.D. James to wait. We'll see.

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. This book is on my nightstand. As mentioned earlier this week, in my "What's On My Nightstand"post, I happened upon this book while browsing the shelves of my local library. I knew nothing about the book, but was immediately drawn to it by its smell. The copy I have was printed in the 1920s and has that wonderful old book smell - not musty, but definitely old. I could just sit and sniff the book without reading it and I'd be happy... but that does seem rather silly, so I decided after bringing it home to see what I could learn about it, without giving away the ending. I did some searching and found out that this book was VERY controversial when first printed at the beginning of the 20th century. I'm not sure that I'll finish it, but my curiosity is peaked and I'm just going to have to start reading to find out if it's worth a review.

That's all for this week. What about you? Want to play? Post your own "Friday Finds" on your blog and let me know by leaving a comment, or if you don't have a blog then feel free to list your titles in your comment here.


Anonymous said...

Awesome finds, Sarah! (Glad I "inspired" you to join in the Finds! :) )

Hey, make sure you comment over at my blog on Fridays when you do the event, that way I remember to come over and look at yours. :)

(I'm definitely adding Alcott's thriller to my tbr-list.)

DebD said...

I *love* this idea. I may consider joining next week. If not, I'll enjoy looking at what others have found.

I tend to find books to read via Semicolon's Sat. Review.