My Library Haul – July 2016


I was on leave on Monday but had such a busy day that I fell asleep late in the afternoon and woke up at 8 pm. I didn’t borrow any books for myself during my usual Saturday library visit with Lia, so I decided to go by myself at night. I had to rush because Bishan Public Library closes at 9 pm, plus I haven’t had dinner yet. Anyway, here are the books I borrowed –


Agatha Christie, 4:50 from Paddington – I’ve been reading a lot of Agatha Christie lately, and so far my favorite character is Miss Marple. That’s why I intentionally looked for a Miss Marple book to read. The collection of her short stories are brilliant but the first Miss Marple novel that I read (At Bertram’s Hotel) was not as impressive, though still very good.

Agatha Christie, A Pocketful of Rye – Just a random Agatha Christie I got from the shelf. Agatha Christies are my new Hardy Boys and Nancy Drews.

Agatha Christie, Partners in Crime –  I read a Tommy and Tuppence book about 5 years ago and really enjoyed it, but to be honest I completely forgot about it. I was pleasantly surprised to find this among the Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples. I will definitely read this first.

Jodie Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper – I heard about this book since it came out in 2004, but never got around to actually reading it. I haven’t watched the movie either. When I saw this while I was browsing the shelf, I just grabbed it.


Tracey Clark, Elevate the Everyday Its tag line says “A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood,” which is exactly what I want to learn. My hubby has always wanted me to learn photography with him, but I was never particularly interested… until now.

Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I Was Planning – In the introduction it mentioned the “six-word novel” widely believed to come from Ernest Hemmingway – “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” This spurred the editors to ask people to submit their own six-word memoirs.


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  1. Aggie says:

    “My Sister’s Keeper” was my introduction to Jodi Picoult. Since there was an upcoming movie, I tried to read the book first. Grabe, ang bigat sa dibdib! But because Picoult tells her stories from the first person point of view, you are able to empathize with her characters. I’ve read several Picoult books thereafter, but have since grown tired of the emotional rollercoaster, and her later works have become formulaic. Nevertheless, “My Sister’s Keeper” remains one of my favorites of her works.

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