It’s Sunday! Time for us to share the books that have stalked us in cobblestoned alleyways, trapped us with its yellowed pages, sealing us shut with their woven binding until we found them a home, a quiet little loved corner in our bookshelves.
Last week, I shared the first part of the many book fairs happening around here in Singapore across various malls. I thought I might as well do my book hunting in this manner as the grapevine indicates that there won’t be any Library Warehouse Sale this year. Woe is me.
Book Hunting at City Square Mall
Right after yoga practice during the weekend, my husband drove me to City Square Mall, where I found myself a bag filled with goodies. Picture books are 2 for 5 dollars, while novels are sold at 3 books for 10 dollars.
I used to own a copy of Umberto Eco’s The Island of the Day Before, but I think I must have left it in the Philippines when we moved here in Singapore. Glad to have found it again on sale. Margaret Atwood’s Year of the Flood promises to be an interesting read.
Finally found this book: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.
11 year old Daughter’s Book Finds
She is still an avid Goosebumps freak, as can be seen above.
Young Adult Reads
I know some of my GatheringReaders book club members are absolutely crazy over Erin Hunter’s Warriors series, so I thought I might as well give it a try: Starlight, Twilight, Dawn.
Percy Jackson’s Battle of the Labyrinth and another one of The Last Apprentice series (which I am collecting) by Joseph Delaney: Wrath of the Bloodeye.
I’m also glad to have found another of Ursula LeGuin’s novel: Powers, and Meg Rosoff’s How I live now.
Last week, I found a few Discworld novels, I am happy to have found another one: Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. I’ve heard about The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, so I’m glad I found it on sale too.