Book Hunting Expeditions

BHE (33): Modest Christmas Loot and Library Finds


It is a pretty modest book loot this year but I got all that I could ever want, the lovely books I’ve been eyeing for the longest time, and husband had the good sense to get them for me, among others.

Christmas Gifts


Books and chocolates. Oh yes, I am that type of girl. The Conference of the Birds by Peter Sis, and Shaun Tan’s The Bird King. And the most delicious chocolates.

Library Loot


And simply because I am in love with Ray Bradbury, I had these books on reserve: Dandelion Wine and its sequel Farewell Summer. Friends who are familiar with Bradbury noted that Dandelion Wine is a must-read as it is one of his definitive novels. I am glad to have found this book and its sequel in our libraries.

How about you, dear friends, what are the books that fell into your hands this Christmas?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “BHE (33): Modest Christmas Loot and Library Finds

  1. Pingback: Monday Reading: An Oliver Jeffers Special for New Year’s Eve – A Star, A Moose, A Penguin, and Water all Around «

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