Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Finds (3/13/15)
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I've read it on a lot of blogs lately, it's that time of year when we want to read all the books. And I'm feeling it too. This week I've added a lot of exciting new-to-me books to my already-too-long TBR list.

I'm currently reading Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca, and I'm enjoying it enough to add her My Cousin Rachel to my list. I owned an old hardcover copy of it long ago. I really wish I'd kept it.
I'm a little worried that Endurance will be too much like In the Kingdom of Ice to pack much of a punch, but I'm willing to give it a try. It is a beloved classic, after all, and I have been dithering over it for weeks now.
I'm pretty sure I read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in my college Critical Approaches to Literature class, but I think I'd like to re-read it. I remember really liking it.
And I've added two classics to my list. I've always meant to read The Scarlet Letter. It was never required reading for me in high school or college, which I think is odd. It seems like something I should have read by now.
And I'm adding the enormous Russian classic Anna Karenina. I know a lot of people adore this book, so maybe I'll listen to it on audio.

Last week I bought a copy of The Story of My Life, Helen Keller's autobiography. I remember being fascinated by Keller's life in grade school, and I can't believe I haven't read this one yet.
One of my college friends loved Watership Down, but at the time I had no interest in a long book about talking rabbits and their society. For some reason, now I do!
I've set a goal to read a Malcolm Gladwell book this year (I've already read Blink). Either The Tipping Point or What the Dog Saw or Outliers. What's your favorite?
Every now and then I like to read something fluffy like a celebrity memoir, and Melissa Rivers' new book (out May 5) about her mother, Joan Rivers, might be my next one. Joan Rivers always fascinated me. How she got away with some of the things she said always made me smile.
And last by not least, I just found out there's a new Clementine book out! Completely Clementine is the seventh, I believe. Although I've only read the first one, I will likely read as many of them as I can before they lose their magic--if indeed they ever do.
Whew! What have you added to your book list this week?


  1. Some of these books are on my TBR too. I loved Rebecca so much and so I started on My Cousin Rachel but somehow that book never held my attention and I quit partway in. I really should pick it up again.

    1. I'm looking forward to My Cousin Rachel, but I've looked at a number of her other books and most of the plots didn't really appeal to me. Perhaps Rebecca is her exception rather than her norm?