Considering I had to carry all of these back to Japan, along with all the other stuff we got (like my big box of Cheerios!), I probably went a little overboard but we managed somehow. I usually try to buy only Canadian books when I go as they're often more difficult to get here than American or British titles, but I couldn't pass up a few great offers and was lucky enough to win a couple of giveaways (a big thank you to everyone who sent me a book!) so there are a few others mixed in too. Anyway, here is the stack (click on photo to enlarge):
The Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff (from my aunt, Thanks O!)
Embroideries - Marjane Satrapi (found in the bargain section at Chapters)
A Wall of Light - Edeet Ravel (found in the bargain section at Munro's)
A Reckless Moon - Dianne Warren (bargain book from Chapters)
Barnacle Love - Anthony De Sa (ordered from Amazon.ca)
Sarah's Key - Tatiana De Rosnay (won from a giveaway at Bookroom Reviews, thank you!)
The Time in Between - David Bergen (also from my aunt O)
Moonheart - Charles de Lint (ordered from Chapters.Indigo)
Dreams Underfoot - Charles de Lint (ordered from Chapters.Indigo)
The Boys in the Trees - Mary Swan (found while browsing at Bolen Books, one of my favourite places to browse in Victoria)
Certainty - Madeleine Thien (ordered from Amazon.ca)
The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry (won in a giveaway at she reads and reads, thanks Avis!)
The Scream - Rohinton Mistry (ordered from Amazon.ca)
The Magician's Book: A Sceptic's Adventures in Narnia - Laura Miller (won in a giveaway at book:thirty, thanks Stacey and Miriam from Hachette).
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson (ordered from Chapters.Indigo)
Windflower - Nick Bantock (bargain book from Chapters.Indigo)
Skim - Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (graphic novel, found while browsing at Bolen Books)
So many tempting books! These should keep me busy for a while.
Next week, the books that were either waiting for me or that I've received since we got back to Japan a few days ago. It's a pretty decent pile too. I definitely haven't been lacking in books lately!
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