I just ran unto this fabulous feature called Friday Finds at Musings from a Bookmammal. It comes from MizB at Should be Reading. It's simple, you just share the books you've discovered during the week. And what a book week it's been for me! Just when I think the Book Shopping List is getting low and I'll never find another interesting book ever, ever again, it pours down books. Here's what I found this week:
Two books by authors I adore. Kathleen Flinn writes fabulous books about cooking and food (check out The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School).
Deborah Rodriguez wrote the heartbreaking and beautiful Kabul Beauty School. This picks up where Kabul left off.
(Margarita Wednesdays came out this week, but Burnt Toast won't be out until August.)
I added Killing Kennedy to my Books to Buy list recently. I watch O'Reilly every night, and I love books about presidents, World War II, and American history, but for some reason I never picked up either Killing Lincoln or Killing Kennedy. But Killing Patton really intrigues me for some reason. Think I'll read Killing Kennedy soon. Killing Patton won't be out until September.
As a Christian Scientist, I tend to stay away from books about medicine/doctors/hospitals, but I recently read a glowing review of God's Hotel, and I'm curious.
I added A Homemade Life because I adored reading Wizenberg's Delancey this week.
Can't remember where I ran onto The Disappearing Spoon this week, but I read an excerpt, and it sounds fascinating--as does his follow-up book, The Violinist's Thumb.
I bought a copy of The Smartest Kids in the World for the library last semester, and it intrigued me then. I finally read an excerpt, and I think I might really like it.
I ran into Nothing to Envy on Sunlit Pages, and since it's so well-reviewed and since I love to read about other cultures, I added it to my TBR.
Whew. That's quite a list, isn't it? Something from most of my favorite topics: food & cooking, world cultures, history, quirky science.
Have you read any of these? Any recommendations for "read alikes"?