Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Finds (Aug. 15)
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Just a few finds this week, and most are big and dry-looking. In fact, who knows what the odds are of me actually completing them all? But they pique my interest, and that's enough to get them on the TBR list.
It's no mystery that I adore Gretchen Rubin. And I've meant to read her Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill for years. I'll get to it someday, I know I will.
I'll get to Forty Ways... long before I'll get to The Last Lion, which clocks in at nearly 1,200 pages. AND, it's the last of a trilogy of tomes about Churchill. Goodness. Someday, though, when I hit the time lottery, I'll tackle it.

The Burglary tells the true story of the ragtag bunch of everyday citizens who break into FBI offices to garner information that J. Edgar Hoover was operating a shadow FBI. I ran into Hoover in Killing Kennedy this summer, and he's quite the overzealous character, which makes this plot an intriguing one.
I'm not sure why I'd need to add a big ole book about the Curies to my stack when I've read the biography of Marie Curie by her daughter Eve. What more can be said and how accurate can it be, right? Still, I'm game.

It's possible that I'll get to this one years before the others. Ever wonder how food fads start and why they don't last? This book has the answers. I make it a point to not get into food fads or fad diets, but I'm interested to know the psychology behind such things.
And there you have it. What did you add to your pile this week?


  1. Tastemaker has been on my TBR list for quite awhile, but I just haven't gotten to it yet. Soon, I hope . . . I love reading about food and cooking and it sounds like a book I'd really enjoy.

  2. I thought it might be on your radar! His other book "Save the Deli" sounds good, too.

  3. I am always after books about Marie Curie (I recommend 'Radioactive' by Lauren Redniss, if you're at all into graphic novels, or even if you're new to them--my favourite Curie biography).

    1. Thanks, I'll look into "Radioactive." I think I've seen the title, but I didn't readlize it was about Marie Curie. I'm also considering "Marie Curie and Her Daughters."