Book Hunting Expeditions Reading Themes War, Poetry, Refuge, Peace

[BHE 120] Biographies, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, YA Love, and RUMI


Myra here.

It is Sunday! Time for us to share the books that have hunted us down and found their way into our shelves through fate, chance, circumstance. I am sharing my library loot today, and as per usual they are quite a diverse collection. I hope you find a few that will speak to you.

Books for our Reading Theme on Scarred Souls and Bloodstained Memories



Hidden written by Loïc Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano, Color by Greg Salsedo and Translated by Alexis Siegel; Gaijin: American Prisoner of War by Matt Faulkner.


The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews during the Holocaust by Karen Gray Ruelle and Deborah Durland Desaix, Taff in the Waaf by Mick Manning and Brita Granström.



Last week, I shared quite a few biographies by Kathleen Krull that I borrowed for my 12 year old girl. Here are a few that we got over the past weeks or so: Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!) by Kathleen Krull & Kathryn Hewitt, The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons that Shine Through History by Kathleen Krull and art by Stephen Alcorn.


Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and what the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt, Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and what the neighbors thought) by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt.


And because we’re in a COSMOS phase right now:


DK Space Encyclopedia by Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest.

YA Love


The Riverman by Aaron Starmer. I will feature this novel in our upcoming reading theme.

Surprise Book Gift from Ze Husband


And because my husband knows that I live and breathe poetry, he gave me a present yesterday: Rumi – The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship – The Collected Translations of Coleman Barks. He bought it from Littered with Books, a gorgeous independent, hole-in-the-wall bookstore here in Singapore that has the most amazing titles. This book is not even available in our public libraries, nor did I find it in big retail bookshops like Kinokuniya. So this is definitely a great find.

How about you, dear friends, what are the books that found their way to you these past several weeks? Do you have any recommendations for our current reading theme? We’d love to hear from you.

4 comments on “[BHE 120] Biographies, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, YA Love, and RUMI

  1. Myra, I only just became aware of Kathleen Krull this past week! Her work looks phenomenal. I ordered a bunch of her biographies from the library. Can’t wait to see them 🙂 And again, another amazing batch of books!


  2. Thanks so much, Myra. Your daughter sounds exceptionally well-read. Nice to meet you, writersideup.


    • Hello, Kathleen! That was a very pleasant surprise! I wouldn’t have expected one of the authors to be stopping by, but am glad you did! It’s nice to “meet” you, too 🙂

      Actually, your books (some) are already waiting at the library for me to pick up, but they’re closed on Sats. in the summer. If I can remember the blog on which I saw your books mentioned (I follow so many), I’ll post the link so you can see, that is, if you haven’t already. Meanwhile, I’ll look for you on Twitter. I hope you’re there 🙂


    • Dearest Kathleen, Thank you so much for dropping by and sharing this post as well on your Facebook page. I have most of your books now from the library, and my daughter and I have so much fun reading them. Your “Lives of Extraordinary Women” have been a special favorite for a long time. I featured it for Nonfiction Monday a few years back:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: