Friday Finds 8/1/2008

I think I already shared all my new finds on Wednesday after my venture into Leigh’s Bookstore. But I did come across some new titles at the library this week also.

White Teeth: A Novel by Zadie Smith (Paperback – Jun 12, 2001) I’ve this author’s name quite a bit, and reading through the first few pages of this book, it seems like it will make for a good read.
Geekspeak: How Life + Mathematics = Happiness by Graham Tattersall and Julie Rigby (Hardcover – Sep 30, 2008). This I picked up from the main selectors for my library to read and review for the entire system.
One Red Paperclip: Or How an Ordinary Man Achieved His Dream with the Help of a Simple Office Supply by Kyle Macdonald (Paperback – Aug 21, 2007). This book was originally an article published in a couple Bay Area newspapers about a man who used Craigslist.com to keep trading items. He started with one red paperclip and traded his way to a Kiss rock concert and eventually to a house. I thought the article was incredibly interesting, but I’m not sure how much they can stretch a story like that into an entire book form.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard EditionThe Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition. Apparently JK Rowling has another book out. I haven’t heard of this one before. It was released December 2007. A good read for all Harry Potter Fans.

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