Friday Finds (May 29)

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Should be Reading asks:

What great books did you hear about / discover this week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

Shatter, by Michael Robotham – In Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King writes:

Gideon Tyler, the deranged villain of this exceptional suspense novel, is a devil so persuasive he’s able to talk his victims into killing themselves. His opposite number, psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, must match wits with Tyler to save his wife and child from deaths almost too horrible to contemplate.

After doing a little more checking on this book, I realize it’s part of a series. Maybe I should start with the first one?


Friday Finds (May 22)

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Should be Reading asks:

What great books did you hear about / discover this week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I read about this book in Entertainment Weekly:

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley

Synopsis (from www.bn.com)

In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

To Flavia the investigation is the stuff of science: full of possibilities, contradictions, and connections. Soon her father, a man raising his three daughters alone, is seized, accused of murder. And in a police cell, during a violent thunderstorm, Colonel de Luce tells his daughter an astounding story—of a schoolboy friendship turned ugly, of a priceless object that vanished in a bizarre and brazen act of thievery, of a Latin teacher who flung himself to his death from the school’s tower thirty years before. Now Flavia is armed with more than enough knowledge to tie two distant deaths together, to examine new suspects, and begin a search that will lead her all the way to the King of England himself. Of this much the girl is sure: her father is innocent of murder—but protecting her and her sisters fromsomething even worse….

An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a masterfully told tale of deceptions—and a rich literary delight.

Friday Finds (March 13)

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Should be Reading asks:

What great books did you hear about / discover this week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I’ve read about Scott Westerfield‘s Uglies and Pretties on several blogs. I have to check those books out. Here’s the synopsis of the triology which also includes Specials:

This arc of Scott Westerfeld’s UGLIES trilogy follows the high-tech adventures of Tally Youngblood. As an ugly, then a pretty, and finally a special, Tally works to take down a society created to function with perfect-looking people who never have a chance to think for themselves. (from bn.com)

Alyce from At Home With Books wrote about The Bookseller of Kabul on her Friday Finds from last week.  That sounds very good.

Yvonne over at Socrates’ Book Reviews wrote a review about the book Compulsion… sounds like a great thriller!

I was intrigued with Kaye’s teaser over at Pudgy Penguin Perusals from the book  Dead Man Docking. That description of the dog just cracked me up!

What great books did you find?

Friday Finds (March 6)

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Should be Reading asks:

What great books did you hear about / discover this week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

I came across several books that I have added to the never ending TBR list.

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

Friday Finds

friday-findsI came across this fun post on Should Be Reading’s blog and I’m excited to participate in it! She asks us:

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS! :D

This week, I added Boy Toy to my TBR list. I read about it on J. Kaye’s blog.

I also want to pick up Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at the library tomorrow. I had originally picked up The Book of the Dead, and then I realized that it was part of a series, and number 7 at that! So I think I’ll return it and try for Relic. I’m not sure where I heard about those books.