June 3, 2013

Book Splurge [20]: Mother-Daughter Haul (1)

Nearly forgot to post about the latest haul, consisting of books collected over the past weeks. As they say, better late than never, yes? :)



From top to bottom:
  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss - I won this from my buddy Angus' blog contest last year. He had to order a copy from Book Depository because it's out of stock at local bookstores. He ordered one for himself, as well. Thanks, Buddy!
  • The Hunger Angel by Herta Muller - I also bought a copy from TBD for Angus, intended as my birthday gift for him last April, but the parcel got lost somewhere. It finally reached me on the second week of May. This is going to be the fourth Muller in my collection.
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon - This is the book club's book for the month of June. Tricia, our lovely moderator, has kindly facilitated a bulk sale of secondhand copies with Jas of Avalon.ph, who offered to sell each copy to us for a minimal amount. Some of us bought copies from him during last May's F2F. This one's mine.
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - I have wanted to read Woolf for the longest time. Here is the opportunity. Bought this from Book Sale Robinson's Place Ermita (RPE).
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood - After The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin, I'm looking forward to another Atwood novel. Perhaps this one will engage me? Also bought this from Book Sale RPE.



On another separate trip to Book Sale last week, I found these wonderful titles for me and the little girl:
  • Secret Seahorse - An under-the-sea picture book.This fast became the little girl's favorite.
  • The Quilt Maker's Gift - Another picture book.
  • Jumanji - Yes, the one with the awesome movie adaptation starring Robin Williams.
  • Atomised by Michel Houellebecq - Heard about this novel from a book club friend, Emir, whose taste in books I also admire. Very cheap and good copy, so I bought it for myself. :)

5 comments:

Louize Gonzales said...

Hmmm, I know what you are trying to do here...
You are letting the little one catch the "reading bug" too. hihihi Before you know it, she'll be buying more books than you. Believe me, I know. :)

bennardfajardo said...

Allie is very lucky!:)

Monique said...

MOMMY LOUIZE: Yes, we're trying to imbibe in her the love for the written word. And I would gladly "sponsor" this vice if she will catch it! :)

BENNY: Thank you. <3

Tin said...

I have always been curious about Chris Van Allsburg picture books. His illustrations are something else. His other titles include Polar Express, and Zathura. Both of which had been adapted into movies too.

And yes, reading is definitely a vice worth "sponsoring". :)

Monique said...

TIN: The illustrations in Jumanji are SO nice. I'm thinking of photographing some favorites to upload here. :)