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[BHE 143] Book Hunting from Amazon (I know.. I Know..) and a Few Random Book Finds from Singapore


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that have found their way into our hands – through the workings of fate, chance, or circumstance.

This week, I am sharing a few of the books that I bought from Amazon. I know… I know.. I should patronize indie/local bookstores, but these are titles that have eluded me for the longest time, and I have finally relented. I am mortal, after all, made of flesh and blood. I am weak. I just had to buy from Amazon while I was in the US December of last year.

Book Buys From Amazon

Edward Gorey Galore


Amphigorey Also by Edward Gorey.


Amphigorey Too.




Amphigorey Again.

Missing Volumes from The Sandman Graphic Novels by Neil Gaiman


The Sandman Volume VIII: World’s End, The Sandman Volume X: The Wake.


The Sandman Volume VI: Fables & Reflections; The Sandman Volume VII: Brief Lives.


The Sandman Overture Special Edition, The Sandman Volume III: Dream Country.


The Sandman Volume IV: Season of Mists.

I am glad to share that I now have all ten books in my collection (twelve actually including Endless Nights and the Prologue/Overture edition):


Walter Moers


It is difficult to find Walter Moers’ books in US bookstores as well as in the bookstores here in Singapore. So I thought I might as well: The City Of Dreaming Books.


The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear and Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures.

Missing Titles from Collected Series


My Griffin has always lived in a parallel universe, I thought I might as well capture him yet again: Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock.


I own a copy of Christopher Morley’s Parnassus on Wheels, so I thought that it’s a moral imperative for me to find its sequel, plus you know book about books: The Haunted Bookshop.


Since I already own a copy of Teaching With Fire, and we are going to use this for my book club at my institution this February: Teaching With Heart – Poetry That Speaks The Courage to Teach edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner with a foreword by Parker J. Palmer.

Library Loot

Since our current reading theme also gives love to #CYBILS, here are a few finalists from other book categories that I managed to find from our library – some are finalists while others are nominated titles:


Telephone by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jen Corace, The Grudge Keeper by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Elisa Wheeler.


Finalists for CYBILS Poetry 2014 – Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, Dear Wandering Wildebeest and Other Poems from the Water Hole by Irene Latham and illustrated by Anna Wadham.


Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth – nominated for CYBILS in 2013.


El Deafo by Cece Bell – finally! I got a hold of this book.


And because we also have a throwback reading theme: the first three books from the Sweet Valley High Series – Double Love, Secrets, Playing with Fire by Francine Pascal – the books I read when I was a teenager.

Random Book Buys

I visited Bras Basah last week, and here are the books that spoke to me: 2 for 5 dollars.


Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.


The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (because I enjoyed reading The Thief) and The Spook’s Sacrifice by Joseph Delaney.


This is not from Bras Basah – it’s a brand new book that was especially requested by my 13 year old girl, and I have trouble saying no when it comes to her book choices that she picked up from a bookstore, and so here it is: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson.

How about you, dear friends, what are the books that found you over the past week or so?

1 comment on “[BHE 143] Book Hunting from Amazon (I know.. I Know..) and a Few Random Book Finds from Singapore

  1. Myra, that alphabet book looks amazing! And what a Neil Gaiman hoard! lol Wow! I LOVE (and own) The Grudge Keeper and am about to begin reading El Deafo for the #sharpschu book club on Jan. 28th ( at which Cece Bell will be a guest, along with Lauren Castillo (Nana in the City)! If you want the chance to comment or ask her questions, that’s the time! 😀


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