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Friday Finds

My TBR list is growing exponentially!

--Flapper: a Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, by Joshua Zeitz. Nonfiction; recommended to me through LibraryThing.

--Fire From Heaven, by Mary Renault. Bought this this past weekend.

--Little Bird of Heaven, by Joyce Carol Oates. This is her latest book, and it looks pretty good. I went through a JCO “phase” in high school, so I look forward to this one.

--Harold the King, by Helen Hollick. Historical fiction about the Conquest; although it looks good, it’s just way too expensive for me at the moment, considering all the book buying I’ve been doing lately (just bought Brian Wainwright’s Within the Fetterlock on Monday).

--Tulip Fever, by Deborah Moggach. A novel set in mid-17th century Amsterdam, about art and the tulip craze.

--Bride of Pendorric, by Victoria Holt. One of my weekend buys.

--Island of Ghosts, by Gillian Bradshaw. Novel about the Roman conquest of Britain.

--Treason, by Meredith Whitford. Novel set during the War of the Roses.


Lezlie said…
I haven't read Fire From Heaven, but I love Mary Renault. The King Must Die and The Bull From The Sea were great, and I'm reading The Praise Singer now.

Misfit said…
Harold is awesome, and there have been some comments about the high price on Helen's Facebook page. Hopefully she'll let Sourcebooks have it.

Treason is good as well - pro Richard but still a good read.
Nicole said…
I love me some JCO. I am so in awe of the way she writes. She is always at the Barnes and Noble near me but sadly I have yet to catch her there,
Whoa. Flapper sounds like my kind of reading. It's going on the wishlist pronto.
Marg said…
I am currently reading my second Hollick and enjoying it very much!

I read Tulip Fever a while ago and thought it was pretty good. Not amazing but not terrible either.
Anonymous said…
Flapper was great! Enjoy!
Serena said…
wow you did find a lot of new books.

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