It’s Sunday! Time for us to share the books that have stalked us in cobblestoned alleyways, trapped us with its yellowed pages, sealing us shut with their woven binding until we found them a home, a quiet little loved corner in our bookshelves.
Last week, I shared the first part of the many book fairs happening around here in Singapore across various malls. I thought I might as well do my book hunting in this manner as the grapevine indicates that there won’t be any Library Warehouse Sale this year. Woe is me.
Book Hunting at City Square Mall
Right after yoga practice during the weekend, my husband drove me to City Square Mall, where I found myself a bag filled with goodies. Picture books are 2 for 5 dollars, while novels are sold at 3 books for 10 dollars.
I used to own a copy of Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before, but I think I must have left it in the Philippines when we moved here in Singapore. Glad to have found it again on sale. Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood promises to be an interesting read.
Finally found this book: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.
11 year old Daughter’s Book Finds
She is still an avid Goosebumps freak, as can be seen above.
Young Adult Reads
I know some of my GatheringReaders book club members are absolutely crazy over Erin Hunter’s Warriors series, so I thought I might as well give it a try: Starlight, Twilight, Dawn.
Percy Jackson’s Battle of the Labyrinth and another one of The Last Apprentice series (which I am collecting) by Joseph Delaney: Wrath of the Bloodeye.
I’m also glad to have found another of Ursula LeGuin’s novel: Powers, and Meg Rosoff’s How I live now.
Last week, I found a few Discworld novels, I am happy to have found another one: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. I’ve heard about The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, so I’m glad I found it on sale too.
Wow, Myra, GREAT finds! How can you resist when you can buy 2 books for $5?! 🙂 The thing I have to ask, though, is you’re in Singapore, in ASIA, right? All the books and signs are in english! lol
You found some great ones, Myra. I don’t know that one by Atwood, but I imagine I’ll like it! I can’t tell you what I bought this week, but they weren’t on sale! We have our fall book fair at a local Indie bookstore that focuses on children and teachers, has some small section for adult books. I bought many books, some for me, some for those teachers I work with. Loved every minute, but the bargain goes to the school this time! We would have a great time going to a sale together, wouldn’t we?
Selected Translations by W.S. Merwin (translations by a single poet, of poems from all over the world, in more than two dozen languages!)
WOW! That’s a good bag o’ books! I want to read The Looking Glass Wars, too. Glad you found a copy. 🙂
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