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.