Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Book Finds

I read about Friday Finds on http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/ and want to take part in sharing a book that I've "found."
Please leave comments here on a book you are excited to be reading or plan to read so I can get more ideas for my TBR list :) I am delighted to begin reading "Swann's Way", which is volume 1 of Marcel Proust's "In Search of Lost Time", which I recall being translated as "Remembrance of Things Past." Thus far, the words are formed and flow like quicksilver, or a mountain stream. They are dream like, and are the thoughts of a young boy.

I bought the translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff, although many people recommend the newer translation by Lydia Davis. When I looked on Amazon I saw translations and thesaurus editions in Chinese, Turkish, Swahili, Hindi, Afrikaans, Catalan, Thai and more. Wow, that is an honor for any book! I would love to see my own book published in other languages.
"Thank you to me" for buying this book at a local bookstore. When we post reviews on our blogs we are 'sposed to say from whence the book came.

4 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I have to say I am currently not reading anything. I would like to get back in the Carolyn Haines - 'Bones' series. I love her writings and she is one of our local writers. She writes about real places, usually MS, with her characters and she is a little comical.

Book Bird Dog said...

My Friday Find is a brand new mystery by Sue Grafton. Hop on over to see an excerpt.

K.M. Weiland said...

I have Anne Tyler's Breathing Lessons, Orson Scott Card's The Shadow of the Giant, and Peter O'Brian's The Surgeon's Mate all sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read. Can't wait to dive into them all!

Stephanie said...

I haven't read any of Marcel Proust's work yet. Excellent pick!