It’s Sunday once again, time to share a few of the books that found their way to us through our book hunting expeditions. I went on another book-treasure hunt at Bras Basah and found several lovely ones that just called to me, I had to take them home.
I have a collection of Stewart and Riddell’s Edge Chronicles – I haven’t completed all of them yet and I’m still tracking a few titles down. I was glad to have found Muddle Earth by this dynamic duo, I’m not sure whether it is a spoof of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, but it would be great to find out. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I believe is also a great find. My eye was caught by the cover of Ten Sorry Tales by Mick Jackson, and I’m hoping that this would prove to be a great read. I’ve already read the Bartimaeus Trilogy and have even reviewed the three books here several years back. However, I do not have my own copy of these books, so when I found The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud, I thought I might as well start collecting them. Who knows, in time, I might even get to reread them.
These three books are just wonderful finds, I thought: The Book of Faeries: A Guide to the World of Elves, Pixies, Goblins, and Other Magic Spirits by Francis Melville, Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke, A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the collected works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The Little Prince book is essentially a collection of quotations with matching beautiful illustrations. And Cornelia Funke has been a favorite since the Inkheart trilogy.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera is one of my favorite books of all times, and I have read and re-read it more than 15 years ago. I just thought that it might have found me at a time when I am ready for its wisdom yet again. Maybe I would find more to the novel than I did when I was younger. It’s great to have my own copy with such interesting book cover art to boot. I also have a collection of Jhumpa Lahiri books that I am hoping to read soon, and I’m glad to find another title to add to my collection: The Namesake.
Finally I have the complete series of The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini as I’ve tracked down the third novel: Brisingr. Ok, that’s not entirely accurate as I still do not have the last novel, but perhaps soon I’d get to unearth that title in Bras Basah. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is only worth 2.50 at my favorite book store in Bras Basah, how can I not return again and again, tell me?