Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Finds (January 9)

What great books have you discovered this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.

What with the movie version being in theatres now and the fact that I’m currently completing the War Through the Generations challenge, I was already predisposed towards being interested in The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. Then I read Amy’s review at My Friend Amy and I was sold! (Amy also discusses the book and the movie in more depth .) Now I just need to get my hands on a copy...

I was actually one of those people who enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, to which Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunée has been compared. I first saw this book mentioned in a Shelf Awareness ad and then Kristi at Books and Needlepoint mentioned it in her Monday Mailbox post this week. Another one for the wish list!


  1. You should enjoy The Reader, I did. I hope they do a good kob on making the film of it. I'll be interested in your thoughts on it, and the other book too even though it's not what I would usually read.

  2. That's too funny, how similar our FF posts are (Amy should be flattered that her review made us take note of *The Reader*).

    yes, I'll agree - great minds think alike :)

  3. I think you'll really enjoy Trail of Crumbs...I loved it. I can't wait to read what you think!

  4. I'm the one person who hasn't read Eat, Pray, Love but I really want to read Trail of Crumbs.

  5. The Reader sounds really good. I just put it on the TB list.

    BTW check out my blog I gave you an award. Hope you didn't get it recently. See you soon.

  6. I read The Reader a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I wanted to let you know that I tagged your for a meme here.

  7. How funny that you and Dawn had the same two books on your FF posts!


  8. I really loved "Eat, Pray Love" so I'll have to check out Trail of Crumbs. Thanks for the heads up!

  9. I hope you get a chance to read the Reader. :)

    And yes Dawn...I am flattered :)

  10. Sandra, these are yet more books I have to get my hands on! At the rate I'm going, I figure I'll probably see the movie of The Reader sooner than I'll read the book.

    I know, Dawn, it's too funny!

    Jill, I wish I'd seen your post before I wrote mine! (I also meant to write a top 5 post and haven't done that yet either...)

    Kathy, Eat, Pray, Love is a fun read; Gilbert is quite funny in a self-deprecating way. She reminded me a bit of Anne Lamott, to whom she's been compared.

    Thank you so much, Cindy! I haven't forgotten, just haven't gotten around to writing a post about it yet.

    Jo-Jo, ditto for the meme you tagged me for! I will do it soon...

    Shana, it made me feel a bit embarrassed that I hadn't read either Dawn's or Jill's posts earlier, but it is funny!

    You're welcome, Jenners!

    Amy, me too! I did get some book money for the holidays that I haven't actually spent yet (although there are already at least twice too many books on my list of books to buy now!).