Jun 12, 2009

Friday Finds 6.12.9

Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading where we talk about books we became acquainted with during the week. It's fun to share new finds with other book lovers even though it means your TBR pile will likely never go down!

My finds for this week are . . .

I did some catching up on my blog reading this week and while visiting Bermudaonions blog I found two very interesting titles. One is a thriller by George Pelecanos called THE TURNAROUND. I'm a newbie to his novels but I think this one could turn me into a fan! Read Kathy's review here.

She also posted a wonderful interview with actor(Deadwood)/author James Beaver about his new book LIFE'S THAT WAY. It's a collection of emails he wrote during a period of grief and loss in his life. This book really has me intrigued. You can read the interview here.

Over at Bookfan-Mary I came across her review of a book called APRIL & OLIVER a debut novel by Tess Callahan. She says it was a real page turner for her. She also said -

" . . . April & Oliver pulled me in little by little until I couldn't put the book down. I found my jaw clenched in the tense mood until I noticed it relaxing near the end of the book."
OK, I'm in! I love jaw-clenc
hing books!! You can read her full
review here. So there you have it - my favorite finds for the week. What books did you find in your travels this week?


  1. I am yet to read George Pelecanos.

    I have featured another detective novel. Great setting!

    Come find Colin Cotterill

  2. Wow, I feel pressure now - I hope you enjoy both books. I've got April & Oliver sitting beside me to read soon.

  3. I apologize for the wacky font size at the end of the post. I don't know what happened there, but it won't let me change it! That's blogger...

    Kathy - no pressure!! lol

  4. I have April and Oliver on my list; it really sounds like a great book.

  5. I haven't read Pelecanos yet, but I do have one of his books at home so it is just a matter of time. April & Oliver has also caught my eye!

  6. Mary's review was great, April and Oliver sounds like a fantastic book. Great finds.

  7. I loved April & Oliver! I highly recommend it.

    A Novel Menagerie

  8. LOL, and here I thought it was because you thought my quote was just THAT important :D

    Life's That Way sounds interesting.

  9. I really like Pelecanos but I haven't read The Turnaround yet, I'll have to add that to my list.

  10. They do sound good and in fact Kathy is the reason I got Turnaround too!!!

  11. Jaw clenching can be good :)

  12. April & Oliver is something I'm looking at too. Here are my finds: (1) and (2)

  13. I've heard of April and Oliver. Life's That Way looks interesting. Thank you for sharing. =)

  14. I'd like to read April & Oliver too. I'm pretty sure I entered a contest for it somewhere. lol.


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