Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Finds (Sept. 26)
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Another week, another list of books to be excited about. How much better does life get, I ask you!

One of my student workers knows I love nonfiction, and she recommended Bonhoeffer to me. I remember when the book came out, and the cover just creeped me out. But now I think if I can get past the cover, I'll have quite a story.
Ran across info this week on the newest Erik Larson book, Dead Wake, about the Lusitania, to be released in March 2015.
Bookmammal has Some Luck on her Fall TBR, and when I read an excerpt, I got excited about it, too. The writing is excellent. While I thought I'd read Smiley, looking at her book list, I'm not sure I have. I do know I tried to read Moo several times, but finally gave up. Some Luck is the first in a trilogy about one farm family throughout a century. I'm from a long line of farmers on both sides of the house, so farm families have a very special place in my heart.

And then there are the dog books. You know I can't resist a good dog book.
Bespotted is written by Anne Sexton's daughter, Linda Gray Sexton. It's about the 38 Dalmatians she's opened her life to. I believe she is also a breeder of Dals.
Underwater Puppies is Seth Casteel's follow-up to Underwater Dogs. It's a book of photographs of puppies taken underwater.


  1. I've got the Erik Larson book on my TBR list as well.
    I love the cover of Bespotted but I usually avoid "dog books" because of the inevitable sad parts!
    Hope you enjoy Some Luck!

  2. I'm so excited about Some Luck--an epic farm story? Yes, please.

    And I know what you mean about dog books. It took me months to finish Marley and Me because of the sad ending I knew was coming.

  3. I am a dog lover!! So your books pertaining to dogs really caught my attention!! Here are my FF:

    1. I'm excited for Besotted, because it seems to be well-written. So many animals books are poorly done because they're mainly "gift books."