Book Haul at the Christmas Fair

This is such a late post as most of my post probably are, but I do want to share the books I was able to acquire during the “2nd Chance Christmas Fair” event last December 2, 2016. You can see my full post about it HERE.

As I’ve mentioned before, a friend and I went to the Christmas Fair with a goal to check out their book sale – aside from the many fun stalls and activities prepared for that day. And you could say that not only were we successful in our goal, we also had such a great deal out of it.

Here are the books I’ve hauled.


Can you imagine? Each book only costs 10QAR!

Six books for only 60QAR is dirt cheap if you tell me. Plus the books aren’t even worn-out and still looks pretty new. So yeah, I was thrilled with this purchase. Now all I had to do is find the perfect time to read them all. 😀


currently reading: THE TITAN’S CURSE (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 3)


SYNOPSIS: When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

I’m almost finish with this one. Loving the story so much I’d probably finish all 5 books by Saturday. Hopefully I’d be able to continue with “The Heroes of Olympus” series. Can’t wait! 🙂

currently reading: THE SEA OF MONSTERS (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 2)


SYNOPSIS: Percy Jackson, a thirteen-year-old “half-blood”, whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, makes an action-packed comeback in Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology-based book series. In this second installment, demigod Percy Jackson and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus and save the camp from a Titan’s attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia’s poisoned pine tree.

When I was in Grade 6, I remember reading the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton and fell in love with it. I’ve been so captivated with the stories of the gods and goddesses that I became obsessed in learning more. I actually made a compilation of all the stories of every individual (gods, goddesses, nymphs, demigods etc.) in both Greek and Roman mythology that I could find. I even had them in alphabetical order. *nerdy mode*

Well, I’m almost done reading this story in ebook form, which I just started yesterday while at work. I love these kinds of  stories, reading them is akin to a bag of hersheys “cookies and cream” kisses in front of me — it will be finish in no time! LOL!

Anyway, I’ve read the first book “The Lightning Thief” back in 2011 when the movie came out. The movie wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. They made a LOT of major changes. The book was so much better, which is not actually surprising. However, it took a while for me to continue with the series ever since I came here in Qatar. I can’t seem to find the book set here, but nevertheless, the adventures of Percy Jackson is an interesting read for anyone who loves mythology.

currently reading: THE TIME KEEPER

I have yet to finish The Book Thief which, unfortunately, to no avail. I’ve now decided to move on and accept that there are really some books, no matter how good the reviews and no matter how much I love to read, that are not for me. So yeah… I’m reading a new one.


SYNOPSIS: In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

He returns to our world–now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began–and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so.

I am not a fan of Mitch Albom despite the fact that I do own two of his books and enjoyed reading “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”. However, I was at the mall, waiting for my cousin, when I decided to check my iBooks on my iPod, and this is the first one I saw. It was sent to me a month or two ago and I just said to myself, “Kim, you’ll be waiting very long for Mhel (my cousin) , why not read now and enjoy?” So I did.

 The opening of the prologue, “A man sits alone in a cave”, was already a compelling start for me. It talks of Father Time and two different people of the present time. How different are the two? One is an old man, rich and dying. One is a teenage girl, awkward and insecure. Two very different and very interesting persons.

Too bad I’ve yet to finish reading it and a good thing it caught my interest. I don’t want another “book thief” in my shelf. :p