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[BHE 247] Book Loot from Recent SG Book Deals Book Sale and NLB Book Club Dinner Loot


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that managed to find their way into our shelves either from the library, given to us to be featured here at GatheringBooks, bought from recent travels or from book sales in our area.


This week, I am very excited to share my huge book haul from the very recent SG Book Deals book sale at Singapore Expo. This is quite a long commute from our place all the way out in the West, but I will have to say that it’s definitely well worth the trip.


At three books for ten dollars, I went a little wild. Just a tad, I promise.

Graphic Novels


Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice: The Complete Comics – Volume One, Everywhere Antennas by Julie Delporte.

Adult Novels From Favourite Authors


That Eye, The Sky by Tim Winton, I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive by Steve Earle.


Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith (finally I have the entire Cormoran series), Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks, Levels of Life by Julian Barnes.


Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, Enduring Love by Ian McEwan.


The Witch Of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken, The Progress Of Love by Alice Munro.


I have a growing collection of Bolaño’s novels that I fervently wish I’d get to soon: Amulet by Roberto Bolaño, The Return by Roberto Bolaño.


The Blue Fox by Sjon, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.


Return To The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez, Night Music Nocturnes Volume 2 by John Connolly, An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas.


The Voyaging by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards: Down and Dirty edited by George R. R. Martin.

Vintage Classics

I have always told my students that I must have taken a degree in Psychology for me to understand the psyche and motivations of the literary characters I read in my favourite novels. I think, at heart, I’ve always been a student of literature, a child of books.


Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham, Mrs Craddock by W. Somerset Maugham.


Oh how I fell in love with D. H. Lawrence when I was an undergraduate student. On top of all the Psychology text books I had to read and master, I borrowed so many literature books too, just for fun. I know I’ve read Lady Chatterley’s Lover before, as borrowed from our ancient library in my old university, but The Rainbow is quite unfamiliar to me. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence.


Tess of D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy.


Bullet Park by John Cheever, The Palace Of Dreams by Ismail Kadare, Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau, The Berlin Novels by Christopher Isherwood.


The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald, The Ebony Tower by John Fowles, Death In The Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway.


The House In Paris by Elizabeth Bowen, Selected Stories by Alice Munro, The Woman In Black by Susan Hill, Together And Apart by Margaret Kennedy.

Book Loot from Book Club Dinner Hosted by National Library Board Singapore

Just a few weeks ago, the National Library Board of Singapore hosted a book club dinner for participating book club facilitators and members at The Pod. One of the best things I love about attending these functions are the book gifts. And since my daughter and I went together, that’s twice the book loot for the both of us!


Singathology Volume One, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, Miss Seetoh In The World by Catherine Lim, The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan.

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

1 comment on “[BHE 247] Book Loot from Recent SG Book Deals Book Sale and NLB Book Club Dinner Loot

  1. Oh my gosh! How do you have enough hours in the day to do anything else with all these books tempting you??

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