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[Saturday Reads] Sharjah International Book Fair

Sharjah International Book Fair 2019

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Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.


The Sharjah International Book Fair this year was from 30 October to 09 November. While I was not able to physically check out the place, my teenage daughter (thankfully) had the privilege of going there as part of her international school’s day trip.

Here are some of the photos that she managed to take while going around the booths:

Since they were only there for not even half a day – they needed to be mindful of their travel time which is around 2 hours and 15 minutes, one way – they didn’t really have a chance to witness some of the activities the book fair had to offer, such as the Children’s Programme and the Cultural Programme. Hopefully, next year, my family and I will be able to make a trip to Sharjah for the Book Fair.

My daughter did manage to purchase one book – a title which, as it turns out, we already have in our library at home. Good job, right?

The Realm Of Possibility by David Levithan (Amazon | Book Depository).

 

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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