Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Finds (July 17)

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What great books have you added to your wish list this week? Share your Friday Finds at Should Be Reading.

I’ve added so many books to my wish list this week that I’ve decided to save a few for next week! Here, then, are some of the books that made it onto my wish list this week:

Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol MarksonLaughing Without an Accent by Firoozeh DumasWhere the Wild Things Were by William StolzenburgOpening Skinner's Box by Lauren Slater
Normal by Amy BloomFingerpainting on the Moon by Peter LevittVisual Chronicles by Linda Woods and Karen DininoWriting the Life Poetic by Sage Cohen

Looking After Pigeon by Maud Carol Markson was featured in a guest post at 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started.

Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad by Firoozeh Dumas was reviewed by Mona Lisa at Feminist Review.

Alyce at At Home with Books mentioned Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators by William Stolzenburg in her Friday Finds post last week.

Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater was reviewed by Jenny at Shelf Love.

Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude by Amy Bloom was reviewed by Eva at A Striped Armchair.

I mentioned an interview with poet Peter Levitt in my review of The Local News by Miriam Gershow last Friday, but forgot to include his book, Fingerpainting on the Moon: Writing and Creativity as a Path to Freedom, in last week’s Friday Finds...

While I was looking up Levitt’s book on Amazon, I came across Visual Chronicles: The No Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos and Altered Books by Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, which looks super fun!

Finally, Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry by Sage Cohen was reviewed by Ali at Worducopia.


  1. Ooh, I'll be looking for Laughing Without an Accent. I read her book (under her maiden name, I guess) Funny In Farsi. Loved it.

  2. I saw Ali's post on WRITING THE LIFE POETIC also, and found it to be really interesting (even to somebody like me who isn't a huge poetry buff). Great finds.

  3. I would love to read Normal. It looks like it will be so fascinating.

  4. Lots of new books that I haven't seen yet. Laughing Without an Accent caught my attention.

  5. I have Visual Chronicles and it is a great book. I hope you'll check it out some more.

    I'm going to have to check out Laughing Without an Accent. That looks like it could be a lot of fun.

  6. You've found some great books this week!

  7. I haven't seen any of these. Great finds. I have to limit myself to one find a week or I'd be toast :)

  8. I really like the sound of Laughing Without an Accent, and it has such s cool cover too. And Eva also had me adding Normal to my wishlist!

  9. You've discovered some great books! I love the title 'Writing The Life Poetic' - Have a great weekend!

  10. Ok... its hard to read blogs with my eyes closed but I cant look at your wish list because then I will add to mine.... and really, then where does it end? Ha ha

    Great group of books! (Still trying not to look...)

  11. I'm liking your list there!!

  12. Wow, did you ever find yourself a lot of new books for the wishlist. lol.

  13. these look great! What a great week in books! :-)