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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New books for this week (my bargain shopping trip)

It has been ages since I went looking out for books. Personal matters took precedence over everything else these last three months and now I can get back
to "normal" stuff...

I visited one of my sources of second hand books and came across some very unexpected gems.

This was a surprising find. I didnt expect to find any of these books for simply ages. I dont think anyone there knew its value either!

The description says audio book but mine is just a book. A favourite author of mine whom I like to read when I just want a light read.

Yann Martel's Life of Pi has been on the blogs for quite some time and I have wanted to get my hands on it.

Ashok Ferrey's Serendipity - a much loved Sri Lankan author

Jane Hamilton's A Map of the World (pretty intriguing cover)!

Adriana Tigiani Lucia Lucia mainly because I liked the sound of the title

The prize of the lot I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith. Totally unexpected under a pile of other stuff and the lady selling it hadnt a clue as to how much I wanted this.

Chris Bohjalian's The Law of Similars - his other book got a lot of publicity but I
just take whatever comes my way.

Paul Scott - The Jewel in the Crown - The Guardian says "Dazzling". I am looking
forward to this one.

Helen Forrestr - Mourning Doves. A book set after the first World War and very reminiscent of the times. I have already started this book! I like family sagas and dramas!!!!

This whole lot of books came at the princely cost of 700 rupees which is roughly US $ 7. I think this is an absolute bargain - the center is desperately trying to clear out their stock of books and were so eager for me to buy them that they were encouraging me to go back and see whether there were any I had missed!!! The books are piled all over the place and you need time and I was rushed today. Maybe next Tuesday I should go there leisurely and pry and dig out more.


  1. I LOVED Life of Pi and Law of Similars. I look forward to Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as well. ENJOY

  2. What a wonderful pile of books you found! I love to find bargains too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Wow, what a great pile of books. Congratulations!

  4. Oh that is a bargain! I haven't read any of these so will be looking forward to your reviews. Happy reading!

  5. Wow- this looks like you had a great time shopping and making good finds! I'm happy for your blessings. :)

  6. That is a STEAL! Some wonderfully mixed titles there. I really enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (although prepared to be disturbed) and Lisbeth Salander is one interesting character. I still haven't read I Capture the Castle nor Jewel in the Crown (alhtough I saw bits of the TV adaptation). I also loved Life of Pi from which I learnt a lot about India's history. I think I preferred Ferrey's short stories but I'll be looking forward to your review of this one.