Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fill-ins, Friday Finds

1. I'd really like to be curled up in bed with a book right now (and I'll be headed there shortly).
2. F**k is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.
3. Possession is a book I've had on my wish list for some time, but I still haven't read anything by A. S. Byatt.
4. Johnny makes an excellent Captain Jack Sparrow.
5. Marshmallows and fire go together like bad weather and a good book.
6. The news just goes on and on about the same depressing stories every day.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a good night's sleep, tomorrow my plans include staying home, avoiding the rain and Sunday, I want to relax, read, blog!

I haven't posted any Friday Finds for a few weeks, so here are some of the books that have been added to my wish list over the last while.

Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love by Lara Vapnyar
(short stories, review by 3M at 1morechapter)

The Arsenic Labyrinth by Martin Edwards
(mystery, review by BooksPlease)

Sun and Shadow by Åke Edwardson
(mystery, review by Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty)

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
(literary fiction, review by 3M at 1morechapter)

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
(multicultural fiction, mentioned by Sandra at Fresh Ink Books)

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
(Unbridled Books spring 2009 catalog)

A Week in October by Elizabeth Subercaseaux
(fiction in translation, mentioned by Iliana at Bookgirl's Nightstand)

*Thanks to 3M for the great button.


  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor sounds like a cute book- will have to look for it when it comes out!

    My post is here:

  2. I'm getting a copy of Last Night in Montreal to review and I can't wait to read it!

  3. Hi Nat :)

    #4 is the same as mine and the book is still sitting there somwhere in my TBR Pile.

    Hope you have a warm, dry, week-end

  4. My toe-stub word is the same... but I was hesitant to write it on my blog! LOL I didn't want anyone to be offended because I wasn't going to remove letters... ahaha

  5. Definitely with you about wanting to be curled up with a book! :(

  6. Great lists of books. More to add to my wishlist. Thanks.

  7. Janet - Yes, yes he does! :P

    Kristi - It does sound good, doesn't it? I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for it.

    avisannschild - I've been talking with Caitlin and she's going to see what she can do, but they don't usually send outside North America so we'll see. It does sound great though!

    Sylvie - Thanks, I hope you have a good weekend too. It's still raining here and really gusty but we're snug at home. :)

    Monica - LOL. Your answer is much more diplomatic.

    saveophelia - I hope you get a chance to curl up with a book soon. :)

    Robin - So many tempting books! There always seem to be more to add to our wishlists!

  8. #6 - so true and so depressing.

    Hope you have a great weekend enjoying lots of good books!

    I may have missed some of these titles so off to check on some of them :)

  9. I hope you read some A.S Byatt soon as she's wonderful! You might like to start with her short stories to see what her writing's like, as they're richly descriptive but much quicker to read than her novels. I'd especially recommend The Little Black Book of Stories- it made me a fan for life.

  10. Oo! That does sound good. I think I'll follow your example and head to bed with my book soon too.

    I think Johnny Depp makes an excellent Jack Sparrow too. :-)

    I hope you will like Sun and Shadow if you do get the chance to read it.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Nat!

  11. Ooh, I hope they will manage to send it to you too!

  12. Aren't you sweet for acknowledging where you saw the books. I try to but I so often forget where I saw them. I really want to read the Ogawa book too.

  13. Iliana - Some days I can't bring myself to watch any news at all! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)

    Sarah - Thanks for the recommendation, that does sound like a good place to start.

    Wendy - Reading Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow has put me in the mood for more Scandinavian stories, but then I have lots of other book moods competing for my attention right now too! LOL. I do hope to try it at some point.

    Avis - I hope so too! I've got my fingers crossed. :)

    Sandra - I was always forgetting where I heard of books too so I've started keeping a little memo for Friday Finds on the computer. I add titles to it when I find them and just save the link there then too. Makes it much so much easier.


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