Friday, November 5, 2010
If you thought the last fairy tale book I found on a Friday had a strange name, you'll have to agree that this one tops it. From Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskya brings us "There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales." This is actually the second book of Russian fairy tales I have added to my wish list in the past week.
On a much lighter note, my next addition to the fairy tale wish list is "A Tale Dark & Grimm" by Adam Gidwitz. Gidwitz has taken Hansel and Gretl out of their own story and into eight other fairy tale for young readers.
Ron Rash's "Serena" was one of my favorite books last year so I'm excited to see that his latest, "Burning Bright" is now out. This I don't get though--why does it have exactly the same name as one of Tracy Chevalier's books? Her book was only published two years ago so it shouldn't have been too hard to find out that there was already a book with this title. Gonna read it anyway, though.
Thanks to Miz B of Should Be Reading for hosting Friday Finds! What new books did you find this week?