BBAW Day One – Books r Us




You know, I have been blogging for quite a long time now but this is the first time I’m taking part in BBAW! This was started by Amy (My Friend Amy) and the reins have now been handed over to AnaJennyHeather, and Andi who are just doing an awesome job at it!

So here’s day one!

Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – Sonny Liew (my thoughts) 

  • comics / graphic novel lover
  •  Singaporean
  • (somewhat) anti-establishment (at least with regards to Singapore) – this book had its government-related funding pulled because of its content



The Earthsea Quartet – Ursula K Le Guin

One of my all-time favourite books ever since I was a teenager. Speaks also to my love of the fantasy genre.



Sous Chef – Michael Gibney

For the food nerd in me.
 The Hand that First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

Might be a bit of a strange pick but I remember when reading this novel that it reflected a lot of what I felt like to be a new mum.



Our Endless Numbered Days – Claire Fuller

I picked this fifth book not because I know what it is like to live in the woods or anything that remotely has to do with the actual content of this story. But simply because, this book reflects that fact that I am a reader. I had this library book with me while I waited for several hours one weekday afternoon at the Social Security office. The hard plastic seats, the people next to me, the horrendous sound system announcing the next number, I could forget all that because I had a book with me.


  1. I haven’t read any of your books, but I’m familiar with a couple of them. And a few are new. That’s a good thing. All these new friends and new books!


  2. Love the way you have approached Day 1. Wonderful pictures. 🙂 And, I must admit that I haven’t read any of these books. I look forward to reading ‘The Hand That First Held Mine’. I also loved your description for ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’. Books always have the power to make us forget our immediate surroundings, don’t they? 🙂 Thank you.


  3. I love what you say about reading and how it can take you away from everything. So, so true. I can face nearly anything if I have a book with me.

    Also, welcome to your first BBAW!! I hope we can make it a good one for you!


  4. Books are saviors!! I always have one on hand and when I don’t, I truly regret it. And I knew I would see a foodie book on your list. 😉


    1. Ha that is true. I mulled over putting a picture book but went for the Maggie O’Farrell instead because how to pick just one picture book when there are so many beauties out there I don’t know


  5. I haven’t read, or even heard of any of these. Well, I’ve heard of Ursula Le Guin, but I haven’t read her. Loved the story behind your last book. I’ve sat through many a sport practice knowing it can be an uninterrupted hour of reading.


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