February 18, 2009

B&N Standouts

My thoughts on the best of Barnes & Nobles' Review.

Five Books - Abraham Lincoln

  1. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  2. Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln
  3. Looking for Lincoln by Peter W. Kunhardt
  4. Lincoln by Gore Vidal
  5. Stealing Lincoln's Body by Thomas J. Craughwell

What better way to get to know the 16th President of the United States than through his own writings. My choice for this week would be the writings of Lincoln himself. There's nothing like source material to give you a true picture of the man and his time.

Featured Title - Lily Allen: The Same Everygirl After All

This article about the musical talents of Lily Allen, the undoubtedly British pop star with little name recognition here in the States, piqued my interest. I listened to snippets of her latest album(It's Not Me, It's You) and her most popular songs(Smile, The Fear). She has an interesting sound but it all sounds the same. And her age and immaturity show. I may buy a song but not the whole album.

Guest Books - Joan Rivers

A person I recognise (finally) shares her three favorite books. Can you believe Joan Rivers put War and Peace on her list? She also included Griffin and Sabine and Charlotte's Web.

The Long List - 50 books, CDs, and DVDs featured weekly

Only one new title that looked interesting this week:
The First Person and other stories by Ali Smith

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