Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Finds (Alice I Have Been)

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Here are a couple of books that I read about in today's newspaper. Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she’s experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only “Alice.” Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year–the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories.

That story, a wild tale of rabbits, queens, and a precocious young child, becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice–he changes her life forever. But even he cannot stop time, as much as he might like to. And as Alice’s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war.

A love story and a literary mystery, Alice I Have Been brilliantly blends fact and fiction to capture the passionate spirit of a woman who was truly worthy of her fictional alter ego, in a world as captivating as the Wonderland only she could inspire.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in your 20s and 30s, 4th Edition by Sarah Young Fisher and Susan Shelly

Revised and updated, this new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s explains all the basic information anyone in this age group will need to manage their personal finances or enhance their financial plan to yield better returns on their investments.

  • Covers 401(k) and retirement planning plus investment strategies for the next decade
  • Budgeting tips for spiraling food and fuel costs, as well as the financial impacts of changing jobs and growing families
  • Home ownership options from building from scratch to townhouses and Condos
  • Up-to-date information on internet banking and online mortgage brokers

***Book descriptions taken from goodreads and Amazon


  1. Alice I Have Been is on my list too.

  2. Alice is on my list @ BOMC2 so I should have it in a few months! My finds are here

  3. Alice I Have Been sounds fantastic!

  4. Alice book seems like a good find!

    Here is my Friday Find post!

  5. I read Alice awhile ago and enjoyed it!

  6. purplg8r: Good to know you enjoyed it! I hope I will too.

  7. I've seen the Alice book around and it does look like a good one!

  8. Alice I have been looks really, really good. I think it's going to have to go on my TBR list - as if I don't have enough on there! ;)

    Have a great weekend!!

  9. I loved Alice I Have Been! I highly recommend. I'd be interested to see what you make of it.

  10. I know about Alice I have been and it sounds pretty interesting.I have it on my wish list too ;p


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