26 December 2008

Friday Finds: Dec. 26

I post my entire list of weekly discoveries on Sundays, but I like to pick out at least one book to highlight for this meme. To see what others found this week, click here.

I have two books to share this week. One comes from a blog and one from an email list.

I discovered this novel over at Alea's great blog, Pop Culture Junkie. The novel is about three girls who have been friends forever. They meet each week, no matter what, to share tea and scones. But once they become teenagers, their lives begin to go in different directions. The girls are reunited when they learn their beloved teashop may have to close. Please click through to Alea's review to learn more.

This unabridged audiobook, read by Simon Prebble, was highly recommended on an audiobook mailing list I read. It recounts the true story of how Shackleton and the crew of the British ship Endurance survived five months of being shipwrecked in the icy waters of the south Atlantic Ocean.


Anonymous,  12/26/08, 8:24 AM  

I thought the Teashop Girls looked good when I read Alea's review too.

Alea 12/26/08, 9:10 AM  

Aww I'm so glad you enjoyed my review, I just adored this book!

Sandy Nawrot 12/26/08, 1:10 PM  

"Endurance" looks good, and I think I have heard Simon Prebble on a previous audio (I just can't remember which one) but his name rings a bell so I know I liked him. Awhile back I read "The Terror" which was about explorers getting trapped in the ice in NE Canada. It had some monster-thing that was stalking them, but at the same time was all-consuming to read about the desolation. I'll have to look this one up!

Anonymous,  12/26/08, 3:32 PM  

I was so close to getting THE TEA SHOP GIRLS, but changed my mind at the last moment. Ugh!

Bonnie 12/26/08, 3:35 PM  

I am adding The Teashop Girls to my wishlist as well. I was very interested in it also after reading Alea's review.

John Mutford 12/26/08, 4:07 PM  

I hope you had a good Christmas!

Marie Cloutier 12/26/08, 4:25 PM  

Those look like some fun books. I love getting ideas from other bloggers. :-)

Anonymous,  12/26/08, 5:37 PM  

Just a comment: regarding Simon Prebble performing Endurance, if you have heard him, I guarantee you liked him, regardless what he was reading! And this one is a particularly powerful performance, and it was an Audie Award finalist.


Sandra 12/26/08, 8:41 PM  

I've read the book Endurance and the story is fantastic. Everyone should read it.

Beth F 12/27/08, 8:06 AM  

I saw the PBS special on The Endurance, and I have the American Museum of Natural History's book about the ship and the voyage. So I'm fairly familiar with the story.

But to second Anon.: I love Simon Prebble as a reader, so getting this audiobook became a big Duh! Can't wait to get to it.

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