Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Finds (08/07/09)

These are the books I bought this week...oh boy my TBR is getting quite long...

From the back cover of About a Boy, by Nick Hornby

Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers. But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up?

From the back cover of A Mango-Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass

Mia appears to be the most normal kid in her family. Her younger brother keeps a chart of all the hamburgers he's eaten. Her older sister dyes her hair a different color every week. But Mia knows she is far from ordinary. She is keeping something from everyone: sounds, numbers, and letters have color for her. When school trouble finally forces Mia to reveal her secret, she feels like a freak. She embarks on an intense journey of self-discovery, and by the time she realizes she has isolated herself from everyone who cares about her, it's almost too late. She has to lose something very special in order to find herself.
From the back cover of Peeps, by Scott Westerfeld

After a chance encounter with a mysterious woman one night, Cal Thompson's life is changed forever. He's been infected with an insidious parasite. The good news: he's only a carrier-still sane, without the worst of the symptoms. The bad news: he's infected all his former girlfriends-and now they've turned into what Cal calls peeps. The rest of us call them vampires. And it's Cal's job to hunt them down before they create even more of their kind...


  1. Peeps looks fantastic! I read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and really enjoyed it, so maybe About A Boy would be a good follow-up.

    Great finds. :-D

  2. Great finds this week! I've been wanting to read more of Westerfeld, but haven't had the time yet!

  3. I gave you an award on my blog yay!!!

  4. April...I wanna read High Fidelity. I enjoyed About a Boy (the movie) so I'm sure the book is WAY better

    Kristen...I haven't read any of Westerfeld, yet. So I'm super excited about it!

  5. About a Boy is one of my all-time favorite books, so I hope you'll enjoy it!