Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that found their way into our hands, usually through the kindnesses of the people around us, or whispered to us from library bookshelves.

Book Gifts


I am so very lucky to have received wondrous book gifts from New York. Book Surprises are the best surprises in the world! Thank you dearest Isabel Roxas for sending me this gorgeous advance review copy of Boo-La-La Witch Spa written by Samantha Berger! Jaw-dropping images filled with fun, humor, and childlike glee. The postcards are beautiful too, thank you so much.


I am looking forward to being transformed with the worlds inhabited in these pages. My heartfelt thanks Madam Ninotchka Rosca for sending your book State of War! Hands down, one of the phenomenal novels in Philippine literature – required reading at that – among university students. Described by The New York Times as a Writer with the force of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this book should be made available here in Singapore!

Loot from Pansing Books


Thank you Pansing Books for sending us copies of Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco for my book club at the National Institute of Education.


Buy Me The Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China’s One-Child Generations by Xinran.

Library Finds in Keeping with our Reading Theme: Walking the Literary Silk Road – China and the Middle East



The Turtle Of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye.


The Flag of Childhood: Poems from the Middle East selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Library Finds Just Because…


Tonight No Poetry Will Serve by Adrienne Rich, The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness Into Flowers by Alice Walker.


Wild Things! Acts of Mischief In Children’s Literature by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, and Peter D. Sieruta.

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

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