Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Finds -- 4/3

I have two Friday Finds this week. The first is God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens. Mr. Hitchens will be giving a lecture at the university I work at in a few weeks. I am planning on attending the lecture, thought I would read his book and then blog about his book and appearance. I found this quote (which I love) on the Barnes and Noble website:

The New York Times - Michael Kinsley
… Hitchens has outfoxed the Hitchens watchers by writing a serious and deeply felt book, totally consistent with his beliefs of a lifetime. And God should be flattered: unlike most of those clamoring for his attention, Hitchens treats him like an adult.

My second Friday Find is Skeletons of the Feast by Christopher Bohjalian. For book club I read both Before You Know Kindness and The Double Bind (which is one of my all time favorite books). We also had a chance to speak with Mr. Bohjalian when we discussed The Double Bind and were very impressed with the insight he gave in regards to his work. This sounds like a fantastic romance and I am very much looking forward to reading it.

Just some programming notes: Next week, I will have reviews on November 22, 1963 by Adam Braver (I was hoping to have it done this week, but time got away from me) and Anyone Out There by Marian Keyes. I am also making progress on selection 2 of the 1% Well Read Challenge, I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti . If you have a chance, check out my recent reviews of The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and my DVD reviews of Henry Poole is Here and The Duchess.

Have a great weekend,

Jess


11 comments:

Mary said...

Good finds! I don't know what it is about Bohjalian but it takes me forever start one of his books. I usually like them, too!! Did you read Buffalo Soldier? I thought that was very good. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I added you to my Google reader.

Cheryl said...

Great finds! I've never heard of Bohjalian but you've intrigued me with you great response to his work.
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Ms Ulat Buku said...

I've seen God is Not Great at my local bookstores and have always wondered how good it is. Will look out for your post on this.

Dar said...

Great finds. I keep meaning to pick up Skeletons of the Feast. I'd love to read it one of these days.

gautami tripathy said...

Skeletons of the Feast by Christopher Bohjalian is on my TBR pile.

Come find this great book

Jo-Jo said...

I haven't read anything by Bohjalian yet so I will definitely be looking forward to your review of that one. I work at a private college so it looks like we have something in common!

lustyreader said...

"Skeletons of the Feast" sounds like such a paradoxical title to the cover, and for the title of a good romance! i look forward to hearing your review!

avisannschild said...

Interesting finds. I haven't read anything by Bohjalian yet.

thatsthebook said...

I read God is Not Great and must say I was greatly disappointed by the book. Once you starting calling those that oppose your view names you lose all credibility in your argument.

Janel said...

I can't wait to see what you have to say about God is Not Great.

Wrighty said...

I've wanted to read the last two Bohjalian books but haven't had the chance yet. They sound really interesting. These are great finds!