I’d like to brag about the books I recently bought.
I don’t do this often, but can’t promise I won’t do it again. You see, I bought 7 books in English for only about $10, at the Christmas Charity Bazaar, in Chisinau. They are second-hand books, but some of them are true gems. So how can I NOT brag about them?
Let me introduce you to my latest book purchases:
- My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
The Christian devotional classic. I’ve seen it being quoted in other books, and that always sparks my interest. Finally owning my very own copy of it.
- A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Bryson is one of the most hilarious authors I’ve come across. Have read two of his books and this one is supposed to be one of his most popular.
- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Although I’m not the biggest Dickens fan, this particular title has come accross in a few ‘must-read’ lists. I’ll give it a try.
- Streams of Living Waters, Richard Foster
Previously this year I’ve read the Celebration of Discipline. It left me deeply impressed, especially because of how profound and genuine the author is. I have high expectations of this one.
- The Seeker’s Bible
English Bibles are a rare find in Chisinau. I have a brand new one that I was given as a gift, so I bought this one to keep for when a friend needs an English Bible.
- Reunion, Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
- Return, Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley
Two authors join forces to write the Redemption series. Karen Kingsbury has been on my to-read list for a while now (her books seem to be tremendously popular) and Gary Smalley’s book on relationships I’ve read earlier this year (and I’ve also shared about it with you here). Too bad I only have book #3 and #5 of this series, so if any of you can lend me the other ones, please do!
These are the books I got, but there were other great bargains, and I only wish I had more cash on me. Or maybe that was a good thing – I would’ve spent way too much.
My friend Tanya bought a great compilation of 4 C.S.Lewis books for about $1,50 and another friend, Rodica, bought 3 books in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, by Alexander McCall Smith (one of my all-time favourites) – for only $3,30.
All I can say is – make sure you don’t miss the Christmas Bazaar next year, if in Chisinau. They have loads of other things for sale, like cute handmade Christmas decorations, beautiful jewelry, a variety of delicious cookies and food and other fun stuff. I had my eyes on quite a few things, but my heart (and money) went for the books.
My featured picture is a photo of my friend Michelle buying books in Paris. I hope to be reporting about my book purchases in Paris some day, too. Thank you for the pic, Michelle!
What books have you recently bought? This is the place to brag about them!