Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Finds #85

Friday Finds is a book meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm. Friday Finds is a chance to share and show off the books you discovered during the week and would like to add to your reading list... 

Or a place to simply feature the books you've actually purchased throughout the week and have added to your to be read pile!

Last weekend, my hubby and I attended the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California!! We had a blast attending this two day event... And, YES, I walked away with some books!! I actually came away with ONLY seven books from the Bay Area Book Festival, which is a major miracle in and of itself as I am severely addicted to adding more books to my already overflowing personal collection of books.

Here's what I added to my ever growing collection this week:

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

My hubby and I heard Judy Blume speak this past Saturday evening and she signed copies of her new adult novel after the event had ended. It was really fun hearing her speak. I only wish that she could have personalized the book to me and that I could have posed to have my picture taken with her... But there were way too many people there waiting to have their book signed by Judy Blume to have that done.

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

My hubby and I also heard authors Amy Stewart and Adam Rogers speak at a free lecture about the science of booze while we were at the Bay Area Book Festival. The irony is that neither my hubby or myself drink booze!! 

I am a fan of Amy Stewart's writing. I read both Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart and loved reading them both immensely. So, I had to hear Ms. Stewart speak and have her sign a copy of her nonfiction book The Drunken Botanist. I also have a picture of me with Amy Stewart as well.

Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin

Okay, I also picked up the above young adult novel, which is also signed by the the author. I've heard rave reviews of Denton Little's Deathdate. I am looking forward to reading it.

I also picked up the following four, free, used books being given away the Bay Area Book Festival:

The Murdered House by Pierre Magnan
The Book of the Seven Delights by Betina Krahn
The Book of True Desires by Betina Krahn
Light In Shadow by Jayne Ann Krentz

Plus, I received a copy of Casino Royale by Ian Fleming from a Bookcrosser in the UK!

I also received two free book from Goodreads First Reads giveaway program:

The Secrets of Blood and Bone by Rebecca Alexander
American Mojo: Lost and Found by Peter D. Kiernan

So, which books did you add to your reading wishlist or 'to be read' pile this week?


  1. A very busy book week for you - enJoy!
    and luving that UK book pkg for you :)

    1. Believe it or not, I've never read a book written by Ian Fleming.... I've only watched the movie versions of his novels!

  2. Wow, looks like you had fun! I wish there're more book events held in my place. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you, it was a blast at the Bay Area Book Festival. Happy reading!!

  3. You got lots of books this week! :)
    It also sounds like you had lots of fun at the festival!
    I hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Yes, we had a total blast at the Bay Area Book Festival!!

  4. You got a lot of good books... I am going to be curious what you think about that Judy Blume book. I have heard a lot about it.

    1. I am curious about her new book for adults too. There certainly been a lot of media buzz surrounding it since its release earlier this month.