BHE (40): Modest Book Loot

BHE

In contrast to previous book hunting expeditions where we feature quite a huge collection of book finds, my book post this Sunday morning is comparatively a modest loot. Here are some titles that found me over the past weeks or so.

Book Wins

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These books came from a lovely, generous, beautiful, and talented soul in the person of Irene Latham, a wonderful poet who blogs at Live Your Poem. When I received word that I won a book prize pack, I was ecstatic with glee, and naturally I had to choose the Marilyn Singer Cybils Poetry PackA Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play illustrated by LeUyen Pham and A Strange Place to call home illustrated by no other than Ed Young.

My Library Finds

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I heard about this book through the lovely Fats who featured this as well for her own book hunting expedition post two weeks back, and I knew I just had to borrow this book as it is written by our absolute favorite here in GatheringBooks: Naomi Shihab Nye’s There is no long distance now: short stories.

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I know there is a very high probability I won’t get to read this book, but I couldn’t help it after finding out that it won the Newbery Honor for 2012. Fire Spell by Laura Amy Schlitz otherwise known as Splendors and Glooms.

Book Find from the Philippines

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Several weeks back, I was invited to be one of the speakers for an international conference in the Philippines. Before I went back home here to Singapore, I made sure I that I made a very quick stop in one of my favorite book stores in the Philippines: Books for Less. I only bought one book for myself, and I thought it was a pretty decent find for around 7 singapore dollars: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Drawings by Robert Lawson.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your hands this week?

3 Comments on BHE (40): Modest Book Loot

  1. I bought the Nye book a while ago, Myra, & still haven’t read it. I’m sure it’s wonderful, don’t you agree? And I have the Marilyn Singer books too. the dangerous habitat one is terrific. And of course, I love Ferdinand. What a nice find for you!

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  2. I always like to check your BHE posts to see what new additions you has for the week. This week I haven’t read any of them, but they sure look interesting. Happy Reading :)

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  3. Took liberty of pinning this post – http://pinterest.com/pin/253538653994304531/ hope thats ok ;)

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