Book Hunting Expeditions

[BHE 142] Book Hunting in San Diego


Myra here.

It’s Sunday! Time for us to once again share the books that have hunted us down over the past weeks or so. This week I am very excited to share my book loot from San Diego. Book Off is one of my favourite book stores in the US, and I am glad to finally share with you all my super duper book finds from their branch at Kearny Mesa Road.

Book Off, San Diego

Hawthorne Center, 4240 Kearny Mesa Road #128, San Diego, CA 92111, United States


My 13 year old girl and I at Book Off! First Visit!


Now let me jump ahead of myself and say that this is one of my greatest book find of all times: The Illustrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu adapted and illustrated by Tsuboi Koh.


I Saw Esau edited by Iona & Peter Opie and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Sylvie & Bruno by Lewis Carroll. Both for 3 dollars each.


Say Cheese – And Die Screaming!, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Vampire Breath by R. L. Stine. Goosebumps Galore for my 13 year old girl.


The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw. Looks beautiful doesn’t it?


And because I have lost my copies of these classics: Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan, The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg.


Millicent Min: Girl Genius by Lisa Yee.


The Box Of Delights by John Masefield.

Graphic Novel Galore


The Year Of The Beasts by Cecil Castellucci & Nate Powell.


The Name Of The Game by Will Eisner.


Because I heart Berkeley Breathed: Billy and the Boingers Bootleg, The Night of the Mary Kay Commandos.


Was intrigued by Andre Juillard and so The Blue Notebook and After the Rain.


Will Eisner’s Minor Miracles, A Far Side Collection by Gary Larson.


Ethel & Ernest by Raymond Briggs.


Superhero comics for my 13 year old girl.


The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.


The Illuminated Soul by Aryeh Lev Stollman.


Gifts to friends – Mitch Albom titles: For One More Day and The Five People You Meet In Heaven.

Book Off Second Visit


Because we just can’t get enough!


Madlenka’s Dog by Peter Sis and Come With Me: Poems for A Journey by Naomi Shihab Nye and Images by Dan Yaccarino.


Now this is my super duper great find from that visit. Worth 3 dollars: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths.

I nearly shrieked when I saw this beautiful edition of one of my favourite children’s classics of all time The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay.


Gave this one as a gift: All Around Us by Eric Carle.

I also gave this Muppets Book to a friend. Isn’t it cute?

Adult Novels and Poetry

Now these titles are a buck a book and I simply could not resist.


Sacred Poems and Prayers Of Love chosen by Mary Ford-Grabowsky.


The Secret History by Donna Tartt – and yes, it’s hard cover and it’s for 1 dollar.


What is the What by Dave Eggers, The Decameron by Boccaccio.


Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, The Republic Of Love by Carol Shields.


Mother: A Cradle To Hold Me by Maya Angelou.


The Lives and Times of Archy & Mehitabel by Don Marquis with an introduction by E. B. White!

Book Loot from the Library

CYBILS 2014 Fiction Picture Book Finalists


I am glad to be sharing the second round judging panel once again with amazing kidlit bloggers this 2015 for CYBILS. And so here are six out of the seven finalists: Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, Shh! We Have  A Plan by Chris Haughton, Brimsby’s Hats by Andrew Prahin, This Is A Moose by Richard T. Morris and Tom Lichtenfeld, The Girl and The Bicycle by Mark Pett, Maple by Lori Nichols.


I just picked this up a few days back – another CYBILS Fiction Picture Book Finalist: Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood and picturse by Claudia Rueda.



I received a copy of the Pittodrie Pirates series by our featured author Lynette Morrison and illustrations by Lee Kowling. Special thanks to their publisher, Armour Publishing, for sending in these copies. Book One: What’s a Blue Furry?, Book Two: Ahoy, The Gold Ships!, Book Three: A Surprise in the Bluebell Woods, Book Four: Shhh… It’s a Birthday Party!


Glad to receive a copy of this from Pansing Books – Waterfire Saga: Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly.

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

4 comments on “[BHE 142] Book Hunting in San Diego

  1. Fats Suela

    So many wonderful titles with beautiful covers! Great deals! =)


  2. Your book hunts always blow me away, Myra,and I’m seeing a lot of favorites here! 🙂


  3. Pingback: [Poetry Friday] Travel Along With Us Through the Wings Of A Poem in Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Come With Me: Poems Of A Journey” – Gathering Books

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