How fast time flies! This is now our 43rd contribution to Story Siren’s In My Mailbox, a Sunday meme devoted to sharing the books that flew to our hands over the past weeks or so. This week, I am sharing both my book finds as well as my daughter’s – the ones we got from Bras Basah here in Singapore and from the community library.
Graphic Novels: Library Loot
My ten year old daughter is in a Peanuts phase – she finished the other Charlie Brown comic book several weeks back and she’s in for more: The Complete Peanuts by Schultz. Since we are also doing a Star Wars marathon (Episodes 1 – 6 in its proper order thank you very much), she wanted to borrow this one as well: Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the graphic novel edition.
Goosebumps and Fear Street Mania
Oooh, yeah. That’s a lot of R. L. Stine right there: Fright Camp, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, The Girl who Cried Monster, Go Eat Worms among others. I now have a newfound respect for her ability to know intimately all the titles found in her bookshelf – as she searches avidly for those which she does not yet own. I am raising a reader! Since these gently-used books are being sold for 1 dollar each, and we can still make room in her bookshelves, then it’s hers!
She was also very excited to find these Fear Street titles, she thought that she could also branch out to these lovelies: Hide and Shriek and Who’s been sleeping in my grave? Apparently these books are two-in-one otherwise known as Twice Terrifying Tales: Stay Away from the tree house and Eye of the Fortune Teller.
Fantasy and Adult Literature
I am pretty excited by this find: The Runaway Dolls by Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin and illustrations by Brian Selznick – because I own Books 1 and 2 in this lovely trilogy! What are the chances of me finding Book 3 on sale at 3 books for 10 sgd. I was also particularly taken with Wormwood by G. P. Taylor – seemed like my kind of reading material.
I love A. S. Byatt’s Possession and as is my wont, I usually collect novels from an author who has captured my heart, thus I am happy to find Babel Tower also on sale (2 books for 5 dollars), alongside Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Melina Marchetta’s multi-award-winning book that apparently has already been made into a film: Looking for Alibrandi. I thought that this would be a perfect book to include to our very own Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge (do sign up here if you haven’t already).
When I was in San Francisco, I found a few of Anais Nin’s diaries in Green Apple, their fantabulous bookstore in the Bay Area, so I was happy to find Fire – from a Journal of Love by Anais Nin. I have also been intrigued by Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers so it’s great to find it on sale as well.