This is our 39th contribution to In My Mailbox a Sunday meme hosted by The Story Siren. Every Sunday, we try our best to share our book finds for the week – those which were given to us by loved ones, enemies, fellow bibliophiles, publishers. Here are my more recent book acquisitions.
Birthday Presents from Hubby and Daughter
Last week I celebrated my birthday and here are the goodies that husband and daughter gave me! How awesome. Books 1 and 2 of the Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix: Sabriel and Lirael. And happiness of all happiness, I now have Books 4 and 5 of Pseudonymous Bosch’s The Secret Series! I enjoyed reading Books 1 and 2, and I also have Book 3 waiting for me to read. It’s a year of Series! 🙂
Presents to Self: Bras Basah in Singapore
Amazingly, Bras Basah has an even bigger sale this weekend. And so, I spent part of my birthday just ogling and gathering these goodies. I have a growing collection of Walter Dean Myers in my bookshelf, this is a lovely addition: Monster – which apparently won three major awards, it is a National Book Award Finalist, a Printz Medal book, and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Perfect add-in to the reading challenge that we are hosting this year: Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge (do sign up if you haven’t joined us yet). I am also glad to find Sharon Creech’s The Wanderer (sold for 1 sgd), as well as Avi’s The Secret School.
Bras Basah is undoubtedly one of my favorite places in the world, next to the library of course. Here are a few more titles I found from that lovely place. 2 books for 5 sgd: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan, Terry Pratchett’s Reaper Man, a Discworld novel, and John Masefield’s The Box of Delights.
Finally, I found Garth Nix’s Grim Tuesday (now I am only missing Saturday and Sunday, isn’t Bras Basah amazing?). I also discovered his Shade’s Children. Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses is being given away at 1 sgd. I am also trying to experiment on other genres, particularly science fiction and hardcore fantasy and so I try Trudi Canavan’s The Magicians’ Guild and The High Lord. Apparently, I am still missing Book 2 from this trilogy The Novice. I’ve seen the film Eragon, and I am intrigued by the last book in the series, so I might as well get Eldest.
And there is Book 1, Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I found another Carl Hiaasen novel which is on sale at 2 sgd: Nature Girl.
Adult Literature: 2 books for 5 sgd
On occasion, I do read adult literature, and these are great finds for such a cheap price: Albert Camus’ The Outsider and Anne Rice’s Angel Time.
Finding Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende is great since I have read Books 1 and 2 from this YA trilogy that Allende wrote: City of the Beasts and The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon. I have been trying to find a copy of Book 3 to no avail, until my birthday! Woohoo! There is another Carl Hiaasen title here with Flush. All the others are adult lit: Barbara Kingsolver’s Pigs in Heaven, V. S. Naipaul’s Half a Life, Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel, The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho.