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[BHE 108] Of Feasts and Fish and Random Book Finds


Myra here.

As we celebrated our 100th Book Hunting Expedition Sundays, 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.

Here are the books that found me the past few weeks or so.


Asian Themed Titles


During Naomi Kojima’s keynote speech last year at the AFCC, she spoke about these two wonderful artists. I was reminded of this yet again, as I am in the thick of editing One Big Story where Naomi is a contributing chapter author. She spoke about these two books with such great fondness in her chapter that I resolved to find the books for myself and see it through her eyes: Guji-Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen, The Umbrella Thief by Sybil Wettasinghe.

Foodie Picturebooks


Good Morning Mr Pancakes by Chris McKimmie, Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming and pictures by Boris Kulikov. Not sure if the latter is about food, but I’m willing to find out!


Fats has done a beautiful review of Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child a few weeks back. And so when I discovered this lying unloved in our public library I just know I have to borrow Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susanna Reich and illustrated by Amy Bates.

GatheringReaders Book of the Month


Our book of the month for GatheringReaders this June is Steve Sheinkin’s BOMB. And so my 12 year old daughter and I borrowed two copies from the library, as we both have to read it and quickly too, as our meeting is next week!

Other Random Book Finds


The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. I’ve been reading about this book from so many book bloggers that I just know I have to find it for myself.


And because poetry has found me once more: New and Selected Poems Volume One by Mary Oliver.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your shelves this week? Do let us know if you have recommended books for us to find for our reading theme!

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