Sunday, October 17, 2010

[New Books] Sept 21 to Oct 17 2010

  • The Last of the Angels by Fadhil al-Azzawi
    I haven't read an Iraqi novel.... so I was so happy to have the opportunity to be able to read one when I found this on sale~ And I see World War I, a pair of brothers, and a boy meeting three men claiming to be angels, literally. Me likey *_*
  • The Angel Maker by Stefan Brijs
    A haunting tale of a mad scientist doing... something... on male triplets.... and it's said to be somewhat like Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyl and Mister Hyde.... and it involves issues related to ethics, morality, science, and religion. Sweet~
  • How to be Good by Nick Hornby
    The title... intrigues me xD And there are so many positive reviews on how witty and funny it is. I can't ignore *_*
  • Howl's Moving Castle #2: House of Many Ways by Diana Wyne Jones
    I haven't read the prequel... but I have seen the animated movie version and I LOVE IT!
  • Many Waters by Madeline L'Engle
    I have yet to read the first book but I quickly browsed this one and saw the magic word, "unicorn". So I didn't have second thoughts anymore, teehee~
  • Madman Dreams of Turning Machines by Janna Levin
    It's about geniuses that went insane~ I find that interesting =D I took a glimpse on some lines in the book and it already amused me~
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
    It's an anthology that had several awards and I don't get to read stories about Chinese people in abroad much. So it's something new for me~
  • Fable Heaven #2: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
    I have not read the prequel but I've already been eyeing on it for a long time so maybe's it's a sign that I'd actually like it. I saw the sequel on sale... I hope I'm right on the risk of buying this one. I would really regret not getting this if I ended up falling in love with the prequel.
  • The Keys to the Kingdom #1: Mister Monday by Garth Nix
    I kept on seeing the third book but I can't buy it because I haven't read the first two books! Now I finally found the first one (on sale even, yay!). I like Nix's Abhorsen trilogy and this one, though it sounds a bit cliche, it has something to do with the Seven Deadly Sins (corresponding to the seven days of the week). Stuff like that always get me interested~
  • The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater
    It's about three weirdos in some wacky adventure.... and Neil Gaiman enjoyed it.... so it must be fun and awesome =D
  • An Obsession with Butterflies by Sharman Apt Russell
    THE TITLE IS EPIC *loves butterflies* 'nuff said ;P
  • Anathem by Neal Stephenson
    A group of intellectuals isolated then brought to the outside world. It has a LOT of positive reviews and was said to be very intellectual.... that alone got me so intrigued. I'm so happy I managed to find its version that is on sale... I almost bought the copy that is not on sale form another bookstore, ehehe.
  • The Amnesiac by Sam Taylor
    A person obsessed with a certain past he couldn't remember... and there's some murder mystery involved. Interesting *_*
I've been buying less novels than usual now... (In the past, I already managed to buy this number of novels in a WEEK but this time it took me almost a MONTH) I'm improving!

It also appears that the novels I've both are more varied in terms of ethnicity/setting this time (there's an Iraqi, Dutch, Chinese, etc.). I also risked some sequels even though I haven't read their corresponding prequels yet, ehehehe.

All of them were both at least lower than half of its orginal price ^^ I'm so happy to be able to get such interesting books in a decent price ^^ Yay!

Now for the time to read them....

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