I meant to buy more books this week, but illness struck me like lightning. Thus, I only managed to include 4 new picture books for today’s In My Mailbox. This is our 14th contribution to the fabulous weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.
I haven’t been to Barnes & Noble for ages. Opportunity knocked on the door when I did some bank errands a few days ago. I didn’t even mean to go to Barnes & Noble that day, until my friend requested for a tall brewed coffee from Starbucks. (I love the discounts I get from the B&N Cafe, so I decided to drop by and glance at books while I was there.)
I left the store with 4 new picture books in hand! Don Brown’s Odd Boy Out and Kathleen Krull’s The Boy On Fairfield Street are perfect for Nonfiction Monday. The third book, Which Witch’s Wand Works? by Poly Bernatene, is a goofy story of two witches who decided to have a contest to find out who is the better witch. It’s only September and barely time for Halloween, but nothing is too early here at GatheringBooks, especially for our bimonthly theme Everything Dahl and Magical. And speaking of Dahl, I was fortunate to find Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile, the last copy on the shelf! It was truly a wonderful addition to my Dahl collection, and fitting for our Dahl feature these next two months.
As of this morning, I am still recovering from this horrible sickness. Hoping to regain my full strength (and full regalia) by the middle of next week. For now, I must continue the battle against sore throat and that horrible “blah” feeling when one is sick. I must emerge as the victor the soonest because I certainly don’t get along well with throat lozenges and cough syrup. Heh. =)