Since I have splurged quite a bit during the recent Singapore Library Book Sale, I’m on a moratorium when it comes to purchasing more books. How long I would be able to keep this up, of course, is the million dollar question. Anyway, here are the books that I have recently borrowed from our public libraries – most are still connected to our current bimonthly theme on Books about Books and the River of Words which is ongoing until the middle of November.
I am excited to feature these two books for our current theme: The Boy who Loved Words by Roni Schotter and Giselle Potter. The Book that Eats People by John Perry and Mark Fearing, I thought, would be a good companion book to Oliver Jeffers’ The Incredible Book Eating Boy, as recommended by Carrie Gelson of There’s a Book for That.
Middle Grade/YA Fiction
I’ve heard a lot about Andrea Cheng’s The Year of the Book from fellow It’s Monday what are you Reading enthusiasts, and I thought that it’s also perfect for our theme. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers is also part of The City of Dreaming Books by Moers. From what I understand, it’s predicated upon the same world/universe, and I can’t wait to dive into this one.
Gorey and Borges
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories chosen by Edward Gorey, I thought, might be a lovely book to feature for Halloween. While not technically written by him, these are dark stories that he hand-picked for the reader’s delectation. Can’t wait to be creeped out! The Book of Sand and Shakespeare’s Memory is one of the later works of Jorge Luis Borges – one of the rare adult novels that I hope to share for our current theme.