[BHE 100] Library Love, Random Book Buys, and an Invitation to Fellow Book Hunters


Myra here.

I can not believe that this is our 100th post for our Book Hunting Expedition Sundays. Amazing! To celebrate our 100th BHE post, we are inviting you, our fellow book hunters to share with us photographs of your favorite bookstores (be it indie, discounted book stores, book cafes, big retail bookshops) and a few of your amazing book finds. While we try as much as we can to find out-of-the-way bookstores in the many cities that we get to visit, we know that we won’t be able to discover so many faraway places in our lifetime. And so we welcome guest posts from anyone who would wish to share their latest bookplace discoveries. Even library finds and pictures of your libraries would be most welcome. Please send your BHE post to gatheringbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com.

And now on to my book finds.


Books Related to Our Reading Theme


As we continue with our reading theme, here are a few books that I found from our public library: My Abuelita by Tony Johnston and Yuyi Morales, Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.


Under the Spell of the Moon: Art for Children from the World’s Great Illustrators edited by Patricia Aldana, Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. I borrowed Amazing Faces again from the library since I used it as part of my text-set for my higher-degree class. Check out my review of the book here.


Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace by James Proimos and Lines in the Sand: New Writing on War and Peace by Mary Hoffman and Rhiannon Lassiter. I used these two books as part of my text-set in my higher-degree class. I would definitely borrow Lines in the Sand again when we have our War and Poetry theme.


I am excited to read this one: Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain and pictures by Vladimir Radunsky.

For my Two Book Clubs


Shine by Candy Gourlay is for my adult book club: Saturday Night Out for Book Geeks. I’ve heard so many good things about this novel, and I can’t wait to lose myself again in Candy’s skillful weaving of words.


Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan is for my GatheringReaders book club for 9-14 year olds at the Jurong West Public Library.

Random Book Buys


Kinokuniya just had a 20% off promotional rate for Privilege Card Members. I took that as a sign that I should finally get The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.


Not to be outdone, my 12 year old girl finally got herself a copy of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile.


She finished reading the book the same day we bought it. Oh, to be a child again.

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

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9 comments on “[BHE 100] Library Love, Random Book Buys, and an Invitation to Fellow Book Hunters

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  7. My favorite haunts are: Good Books in the Woods (, Half Price Books Humble, and the Recycled Bookstore in Denton. I also tend to linger around in the Baldwin Boettcher Library as it sits INSIDE the botanical gardens at our local arboretum. For undiscovered goodies, check out Grey Gecko Press.


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