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[BHE 47] Moers, Gorey, ‘My Tattooed Dad’, and Douglas Adams – a mashup of the spectacular, the weird, the odd

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It’s our 47th post for our book hunting expedition post here in Gathering Books. Every Sunday, we share the books that have found us or called to us from the library shelves as we go on our usual book-scavenging for the odd, the weird, the spectacular, the gloriously beautiful. Here are a few that found me over the past weeks or so.

Library Loot

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This would be a lovely addition to our Oddballs and Misfits theme: My Tattooed Dad by award-winning author Daniel Nesquens and surreal artist Magicomora.

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I confess. I have not read this yet. About time, right? Ok, admittedly, I have my doubts whether I’d be able to read this in six weeks’ time, along with all the other books I borrowed and need to review for our theme, but I figured that good intentions should count for something: Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

***Book Finds from the Library***

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Need I say more? I actually borrowed this from the library more than two years back. Since we are doing a Celebration of Beautiful Strangenesses until end of April, might as well re-read Amphigorey: Fifteen Books by Edward Gorey.

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I nearly had a fit when I saw this book from our shelves at the library. I totally forgot that I have been waiting for this book to come out for the longest time. Walter Moers’ The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, the sequel to The City of Dreaming Books. Perfectly paired with Hazelnut flavored Old Town White Coffee.

Book Bargains from Bras Basah

Every so often, I make a trip to Bras Basah to rescue discarded and forgotten novels such as the ones you see here.

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This is a non-fiction novel that happens to be a National Book Award Finalist – A Slant of Sun: One Child’s Courage by Beth Kephart.

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I have not read any of Megan Whalen Turner’s novels yet. Was intrigued to see that The Thief is a Newbery Honor book. The cover of The Changeover by Margaret Mahy also appealed to me.

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

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