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[BHE 251] Post Valentine Book Loot and More Awesome Pansing Titles


Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that found their way into our hands and bookshelves. This is a much-belated post as I share my book loot from Valentine’s Day this week, otherwise known as International Book Giving Daynot to mention the awesome titles that Pansing has! There are fewer things in the world better than free books arriving in the mail.

Post-Valentine Book Loot

Because ze husband knows my heart, here are some of the titles I got him to get me (see what I did there?):

Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems by Pablo Neruda and Translated by Forrest Gander, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin, The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin, The Kingdom Of Gods by N. K. Jemisin. Clearly I love series!


 Small Things by Mel Tregonning. I’ve since used this book several times for professional development workshops. Powerful title.


Naturally, my 15 year old got a rose from her father and the graphic novel she has been waiting for: The Walking Dead Compendium Three by Robert Kirkman and illustrated by Charlie Adlard and Stefano Gaudiano.


Taken all together, they do spell L-O-V-E.

Book Loot from Book Friends

Occasionally, I get a few freebies from book friends who are discarding some of their titles or downsizing their collection. Here are a few that fell into my hands:


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, The Wilds by Julia Elliott, My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth (which unfortunately has a proof copy watermark stamped in every single page. 🙂

Awesome Titles from Pansing

I am forever grateful to my favourite book distributor on earth: Pansing Books. Look at how awesome their titles are:


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed.


The Misadventures Of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell, Electric Monkey: I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson.


The Fireman by Joe Hill, The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman, The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman, Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Year Of The Flood by Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood.


The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee, A Boy Made Of Blocks by Keith Stuart.


Amsterdam by Ian McEwan, Emperor Of The Eight Islands by Lian Hearn, A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard.


This Census Taker by China Mieville, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez.


Prince Lestat And The Realms Of Atlantis by Anne Rice.


Strange Weather In Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami, Dragonfish by Vu Tran.


A Conjuring Of Light: A Novel by V. E. Schwab.


Live By Night by Dennis Lehane, The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower by Stephen King.


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, Wild Cards VI: Ace In The Hole edited by George R. R. Martin.


King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.


The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.


The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley.

How about you, fellow bibliophiles? What are some of the books that called out to you this week?

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