Baby Haul from July/October [Book Haul]

I’ve been a good little egg this summer before moving back home and haven’t bought THAT many books…. Doesn’t mean I didn’t buy any though….

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JY Yang Book Signing [IRL Adventures + Book Haul]

On the 21st of October I went to the big Kinokuniya bookstore in Takashimaya in Singapore to FINALLY meet the author JY Yang in person for their book signing!!

I’ve talked to them before for a while on ye ol’ twitters, so it was really nice to get to finally meet them in person. To make it official.

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Reading Week in America 2017!! [IRL Adventures]

The best part of that title is that the week off from uni when I took this trip was LITERALLY called Reading Week. For those not in the know, it just means that we get a week off classes to catch up on work and various reading that we may have been assigned. Instead I decided to visit friends in the USA.

I HAVEN’T GOT MUCH TIME LEFT TO BE A CAREFREE STUDENT OK!!!!11!!


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Anyway, here are my book related adventures in the colonies wild west!

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NLB aka No Loser Books [IRL Adventures]

The national library here is a GIFT and it upsets me that more people don’t appreciate it for the gem it truly is. I’m pretty sure a good chunk, at least a third of the books on my to-read list are in the entire national library. As in all of it’s locations across the island.

TREASURE YOUR LIBRARIES!!!!! And librarians.

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All Saints Home Charity Carnival [IRL Adventures]

In which I befriend a bunch of 10 year olds, get hit on by one, do the lords work by getting them to read Calvin and Hobbes and Roald Dahl, and get asked to take selfies with a bunch of others.

Honestly I loved getting to shoot this story even if it was a small article. It gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling to know that elementary school kids still get excited over books AND reading them!!

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Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Favourite Books [Literary Lists]

I found this list a while ago from Le Petit Prince‘s official website, which is quite coincidental as at the moment there are themed decorations for Christmas in Singapore from the book!

The prettiest seasonal decorations in SG this year are #LePetitPrince themed and hiding inside Wheelock. 👑🚀✨

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Hayao Miyazaki’s affection for the author of The Little Prince, pilot and writer, is at the heart of his movies. Many aerial scenes and flying machines that came out of his imagination are inspired by the life and work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Porco Rosso, Castle in the Sky, From Up on Poppy Hill). The director, a recognized specialist of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, has also prefaced and illustrated the Japanese edition of Night Flight.

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This list of his resulted in an exhibition in 2011 which also included handwritten notes where he wrote about his feelings in relation to each book he chose.

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SG Book Deals Warehouse Sale! [BELATED Book Haul]

So I have a really bad case of ‘grabby hands’ when it comes to buying books, and it gets worse when those books are on sale. Case in point: I stumbled upon this post by Gathering Books a couple of months ago where they talked about a then upcoming warehouse book sale in SINGAPORE.

Find them and more of their upcoming sales here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sgbookdeals

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