Saturday, March 26, 2005

Books that i can't wait to get my hands on to read - an update

Contrary to popular belief... people who work in the libraries often don't get the first dips on new books that come into the library. Often, the books are out on the shelves before we realise it. How come this happens and why? Weeeelllll... even though i do scan the latest book releases, recommendations and reviews from various sources like publishers, book stores and stuff... it still takes some time for the books to come in. Unless one is willing to pay for reservation fees.. (yes... we have to pay the fees if we are so desperate for them).. and honestly.. i don't pay... cos why? cos i don't believe in 'donating' my money back.. cos they are only giving me so little money.. hee hee hee.. but the truth is that i'm a keeper of books... i love having my own books.. so i'd rather buy them to keep and also to re-read. i have got books since my childhood that i'm still holding on to. My sister is forever saying that i'm stuck in a time warp...

Obviously i disagree with her.

Anyway.. i digress... i started this post cos i found some really cool books that i can't wait to get my hands on... however, these books are not available in Singapore yet. Trust me.. i have checked...

1. Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk (Septimus Heap) by Angie Sage, Mark Zug (Illustrator)

2. Runny Babbit : A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)

3. The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley (this book is available... but was out of stock til recently. i have yet to go down to the shop to get it. i got a copy of the sequel Return of the Bunny Suicides for Christmas and it was hilarious... so i can't wait to see the book that started it all)

Now.. from the reviews and the blurbs on Septimus Heap made the book sounds really captivating.

The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

At the same time.. Shel Sliverstein (1930 -1999) has a new book out. i've been a big fan of his books ever since my friend gave me one years and years ago.... i love his simple yet quirky line drawings... so yeah... a humorous tale about a bunny filled with orginal word play.. a poem that both the young and the young at heart will enjoy.

Runny Babbit lent to wunch
And heard the saitress way,
"We have some lovely stabbit rew --
Our Special for today."

oh.. and check out Shel Sliverstein's website... got cute animation of the bunny. :)

What's with me and the bunny books today? When can i get a copy to read and keep????!!!?

Made me feel very fatal attraction...


Anonymous said...

I found your link via Ivan's blog. Just a note to let you know that I've enjoyed reading some of your past entries. Especially the ones about banning people from the library. If only we could! Cheers!
- wrkshy

olkgal said...

thanks for your kind words... :)