Just before I left California, I passed by Barnes and Noble in Lone Tree Way, in Antioch. Lo and Behold, they have an outstanding After Holiday sale with a lot of Bargain Books at 50% discount at that! Though I vowed that I would not be buying any more books after two trips to Green Apple in San Francisco, I can not help but get these three yummylicious babies:
Ordinarily, I do not buy books such as the one on the left, entitled “Words that Changed the World” which features 25 most famous speeches the world over. However, since I do give a lot of talks/seminars/workshops, I thought that I could at least learn a thing or two by seeing how these movers/shakers of the world string their thoughts together and have them lock into the hearts and minds of millions of people. And yes, it comes with a CD of the speeches. I got it for 6.50 USD. Not bad huh?
For Aesop’s fables, I was immediately drawn to the glossy pages and the fabulous illustrations, here are a few:
There is a surreal quality to the images that I am simply drawn to. I figured that I can entice my not-so-young one to read about Aesop if the images are as fantabulous as these.
Tolkien’s Bestiary is also a smorgasbord of visual feast. At 6.50 USD, it is so worth it. Here are some of the illustrations:
To more books this 2011 and to an even more extensive range of reading list! I am so happy that we have initiated our 2011 Reading Calendar – it will help us keep track of the books that we’ve read through the months.
If you have Barnes and Noble in your country, do check out their bargain books. You won’t be sorry. Here is a link to their Post-Christmas Sale.