[BHE 134] Book Hunting in Baltimore!


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our hearts and hands – either through gleaming library shelves or from huge retail bookstores or decrepit secondhand out-of-the-way bookstores filled with character.

It has been two weeks since we arrived here in the US from Singapore and we are enjoying our travels immensely. Right now, I am still in Washington DC, and we just came from New York, and Baltimore before that. I am trying my best to limit my book buys, but it’s getting to be pretty difficult especially while we were in New York. Today, though, I am just sharing some of my book hunting expeditions in Baltimore.

Barnes & Noble in Baltimore


It must have been eight to ten degrees in Baltimore during this time. But there is sunshine in our faces as we got a glimpse of Barnes & Noble!


Happy Bookhunters.


My daughter finally got one of her birthday wishes: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney. She did argue that we would be on a long road trip and that this would be a great companion book – except for the fact that she finished reading it while we were at the cafe.


She also begged for these booklets – Diva Girl Mad Libs: World’s Greatest Word Game by Roger Price & Leonard Stern and Undead Mad Libs concept created by Roger Price & Leonard Stern. It would be nice looking through these and playing word games while on the Greyhound Bus for our West Coast travels in December, as our East Coast sojourn is about to come to an end tomorrow.


I did toy around with the idea of purchasing this book. Now I regret not having done so. 😦

Books a Million!


With our lovely host in Baltimore, Professor Mario Sto. Domingo who teaches at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his daughter.

While we didn’t get to buy any books here (I was still watching our luggage weight at this point), Sir Mar (as I call Dr. Sto Domingo) did manage to snag quite a few books. His daughter is an avid reader and I recommended The Grisha trilogy, and so one of the books that she did end up buying was Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone.

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

5 comments on “[BHE 134] Book Hunting in Baltimore!

  1. Oh, I wish I had time to list them, but I purchased 11 PBs at the library a couple of weeks ago. Couldn’t resist at 25 cents each! And my most recent Barnes purchase was Sam & Dave Dig a Hole. I am TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK AND TRAILER!!!! lol Have I mentioned it here before? VERY likely! lol

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  2. Sounds fun! I’m jealous! And sad (you are really close to where I live (Columbia County, PA)!!!). 😉

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    • We should have made arrangements to meet up Erik! 🙂 We are now in DC on our way back to San Diego. 😦 Any chance you’d be in the West Coast?


  3. Looks like an excellent book-hunting expedition! 🙂

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  4. Pingback: [BHE 137] Book Hunting in Jersey City and DC! | Gathering Books

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