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Friday Reads

Whatever one thinks of Twitter, the Friday Reads hashtag is kind of a cool tradition. Take some of your favorite books by people you know, hashtag #fridayreads, and link directly to the book at your favorite local independent bookstore.

It looks something like this:

#fridayreads Loving #AVeryMinorProphet by @jamesbfrost. Tall bikes, zines, hipster love! Get it at @powells: http://bit.ly/JNfz8L

In honor of that tradition, here’s a list of some of my friends and their books. It's hard to write a book, so love and respect to all you.

(Oh and though he's not a personal friend, go to Powell's tonight and see Matt Love present his new book Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel. Love a guy dedicated to preserving Oregon's history.

In no particular order:

(And, hey, if I overlooked you in my very quick hurry to post this to Powell's, personal message me before noon and I'll add you to the list.)

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James Bernard Frost is the author of the novels World Leader Pretend and A Very Minor Prophet, and the award-winning travel guide The Artichoke Trail. He lives in Oregon with the author Kerry Cohen, their four children, the rain, the freaks, and the trees. His bike is currently in disrepair.


Books mentioned in this post

  1. A Very Minor Prophet Used Trade Paper $11.50
  2. Ghost Notes New Trade Paper $16.25
  3. The Native Star
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  4. A Common Pornography: A Memoir
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Uncharted Territory Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. A Simple Machine, Like the Lever
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  7. Evel Knievel Days
    Used Hardcover $7.95
  8. Glaciers (Tin House New Voice)
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  9. Windless Summer Used Trade Paper $2.50
  10. One More for the People
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  11. The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing:...
    New Trade Paper $16.99
  12. Seeing Ezra: A Mother's Story of... Used Hardcover $9.95
  13. Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  14. Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul...
    Used Trade Paper $15.50
  15. Soft Landing New Trade Paper $20.50


James Bernard Frost is the author of A Very Minor Prophet

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