Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Finds at the Store (10/23/09)

Friday Finds at the Store is a meme hosted by Jennay at My Tea Time is Book Time. It is totally easy and everyone can join. Basically just post the books you found at the bookstore or library. Now others can see the great finds you had and maybe they will pick it up on their next bookstore/library run. HAPPY readings!!!

Here are my finds & some wins...
***I won...The BFG and Gem Squash Tokoloshe from FullyBooked (the bookstore I go to here) because I entered my blog in their contest
***Her Fearful Symmetry was won through facebook

From the back cover of The BFG by Roald Dahl
The BFG uses some extraordinary words, but then he's no ordinary giant. He's the kindest giant you could hope to meet and he turns out to be Sophie's best friend. The trouble is, not all giants are quite as friendly and Sophie and The BFG set out to rid the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecrusher and other nasty giants, for ever.

From the back cover of Paper Towns by John Greendd

Quintin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life---dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge---he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues---and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

From the inside flap of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger's spectacularly compelling second novel opens with a letter that alters the fate of every character. Julia and Valentina Poole are semi-normal American twenty-year-olds with seemingly little interest in college or finding jobs. Their attachment to one another is intense. One morning the mailman delivers a thick envelope to their house in the suburbs of Chicago. From a London solicitor, the enclosed letter informs Valentina and Julia that their English aunt Elepeth Noblin, whom they never knew, has died of cancer and left them her London apartment. There are two conditions to this inheritance: that they live in it for a year before they sell it and that their parents not enter it. Julia and Valentina are twins. So were the estranged Elspeth and Edie, their mother.

The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders the vast and ornate Highgate Cemetery, where Christina Rossetti, George Eliot, Radclyffe Hall, Stella Gibbons and Karl Marx are buried. Julia and Valentina come to know the living residents of their buildings. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword-puzzle setter suffering from crippling obsessive compulsive disorder; Marijke, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including---perhaps---their aunt.

What did you find...or win???


  1. I loved The BFG as a kid! Roald Dahl was awesome.

  2. Wow! You lucky girl those are some wonderful wins and finds! Happy reading to you!

  3. Thanks...I've never read The BFG so I'm excited b/e I've always wanted to!!!