Every Sunday, we make it a point to share our (fairly) recent book acquisitions and our book hunting expeditions. We feature books that managed to find their way into our hands and our shelves either through covert or legitimate means (hehe). This week is extra special because apart from being Christmas Eve (which means our home will be filled with books because as people from Iceland claim it’s Jolabokaflod period), I am also sharing my book loot from the recent Big Bad Wolf Book Fair which happens once a year in Malaysia.
Big Bad Wolf Book Fair in Malaysia 2017
My family and I made a long weekend of it – leaving early Friday morning by bus and coming back home Sunday morning, arriving here in Singapore with my new babies in the evening. Most of the books are worth 10 Malaysian Ringgit (roughly S$3). Some of the graphic novels I got are a tad more expensive, particularly the boxed sets of Stephen King (roughly S$70 – its original price though, if you can find it at all, is over 200 dollars), but since they are unavailable in Book Depository or anywhere else that I know of, they remain a bargain.
And so, on to my loot!
I thought I better begin with the notebooks and the colouring books. I am a huge sucker for notebooks, and so when I found these, especially the Shaun Tan notebooks (which I bought for 10-15 dollars a piece when I was overseas, and which was being sold for 3 dollars in this fair), I nearly shrieked out loud.
Graphic Novels, Illustrated Books, Picturebooks
So these babies are huge and extremely heavy, and the most expensive of all my loot. But boy, I am sure to kick myself in the head if I didn’t purchase them. I know that they are rare editions, and they are so gloriously beautiful: The Dark Tower 2-Book Omnibus by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.
The Stand 2-Book Omnibus by Stephen King, Aguirre-Sacasa, Perkins and Martin.
And here are some snapshots from the inside of The Stand:
I know I know, it’s absolutely gorgeous.
The Gloomster by Ludwig Bechstein and illustrated by Axel Scheffler and Translated by Julia Donaldson.
Leo Geo And His Miraculous Journey Through The Center Of The Earth by Jon Chad, Curious Creatures: A Mix And Match book by Agnese Baruzzi.
Magical Creatures Handbook by Booqs.
Just to show you how awesome the Booqs handbook is, here are some inside photos:
Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu, Warren The 13th And The All-Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle.
Weird Mysteries Volume One Pre-Code Classics by James Heath Lantz, The Graphic Canon Of Children’s Literature edited by Russ Kick.
Angry Little Girls In Love by Lela Lee, Still Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee.
Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through The Science by Philippe Squarzoni, Deogratias: A Tale Of Rwanda by Stassen.
The Rime Of The Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes, Iron Or The War After by S. M. Vidaurri.
Aya De Yopougon by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, Half World by Hiromi Goto and Jillian Tamaki.
Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Robert Ingpen.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet edited by Mario Digangi and illustrated by Kevin Stanton, Much Ado About Nothing edited by Robert S. Miola and illustrated by Kevin Stanton.
Dork Diaries: Drama Queen by Rachel Renée Russell, Dork Diaries: Puppy Love by Rachel Renée Russell.
Literary Novels and Others
The Lower River by Paul Theroux, A Sudden Light by Garth Stein.
Northern Lights by Tim O’Brien, The Last King Of Scotland by Giles Foden.
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje, Running In The Family by Michael Ondaatje.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, After You by Jojo Moyes.
The Green Mile by Stephen King, Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer.
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven, Island Of A Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera.
July’s People by Nadine Gordimer, Anthills Of The Savannah by Chinua Achebe.
The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris, Women Of Sand And Myrrh by Hanan Al-Shaykh.
The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar, The Weight Of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar.
Love May Fail by Matthew Quick.
Zom-B: City by Darren Shan, Zom-B: Gladiator by Darren Shan, Zom-B: Baby by Darren Shan.
Home Made Modern Smart DIY Designs For A Stylish Home by Ben Uyeda, The Pointless Book 2 by Alfie Deyes finished by you.
News Of A Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu.
Sea Of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh, Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.
The Elixir Of Immortality by Gabi Gleichmann, The Famished Road by Ben Okri.
The Lost Art Of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith, The City & The City by China Mieville.
Cute pics as always! I hadn’t heard of Angry Little Girls before, so I looked it up and just added it to my TBR. Thank you!
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