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[BHE 150] Valentine-Birthday Loot, Upcoming Book Sale in Singapore, and Library Finds


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that found their way to us through sinister, fairly-healthy, oft-suspicious-but-generally-welcomed means.

This week, I am excited to share to fellow book-lovers that there is an upcoming book sale here in Singapore. You know where to find me during these dates.


Picturebook Finds related to Grey and Golden, Young and Fleeting Reading Theme

Many thanks to Iphigene for this gorgeous poster.
Many thanks to Iphigene for this gorgeous poster.

We have just recently launched our reading theme. And so I scoured our library shelves to find books that would be in keeping with our Grey and Golden reading theme.


Grandfather’s Wrinkles by Kathryn England and illustrated by Richard McFarland.


Free To A Good Home by Colin Thompson, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness by Colin Thompson.


Gifts of the Heart and The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco.


Fiona’s Lace and Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco.

Valentine and Birthday Book Loot


My husband got me these gorgeous babies for Valentine’s Day: Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

And my birthday loot? Here is Part One. 🙂 Many thanks to my greatest enabler of all times, dear husband and daughter.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Art by Ellen Forney (National Book Award Winner), No Matter the Wreckage: Poems by Sarah Kay.


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman.


The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff Vandermeer.


The Insufferable Gaucho by Roberto Bolaño.


The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman.

Poetry is Alive in Singapore


I learned about Edwin Thumboo during the Singapore Writer’s Festival 2013 and was in awe of him. It’s about time I get to know more of his poems.

How about you, fellow readers? What are the books that found their way into your hands over the past weeks?

2 comments on “[BHE 150] Valentine-Birthday Loot, Upcoming Book Sale in Singapore, and Library Finds

  1. The book I am most excited to read right now is The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore – I hope it will be good. I’ve been looking forward to it and it is coming up on my TBR list.


  2. Pingback: [BHE 155] Loot from Singapore Book Sale! (Part 1 of 2) | Gathering Books

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