Bookish

Never leave a bookworm unsupervised at a book fair!

*this one’s in English 😉

As previously mentioned in my other article, this year’s edition of the Bucharest Bookfest was an interesting event.

I have both pros and cons to the actual event and how it was organized, but I definitely can’t say it wasn’t attractive, especially to a bookworm like me and sooo many others.

Some have bought new releases or newly translated books, some went looking for classics, some for children books or school books, and others just went browsing until the books they needed found them.

I was one of the latter. Because I am an avid online shopper, not only do I already have most of the new titles but I could also easily notice that the prices were, with some exceptions, not the most compelling reason to buy there. And so I went browsing, visited every stand, opened all books, you know… the regular process.

Even though my initial thought was of not buying much, I found some deeply buried treasures at a second hand book stand (mostly in English), after which I also found some good offers for books I’ve wanted to buy for quite a while now and then I found some books which I think will be classics by the time I’m old and grey.

And so here are the books that came home with me at the end of Bookfest:

Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts

The Alienist, Caleb Carr
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Un barbat pe nume Ove, Fredrik Backman
Bunica mi-a spus sa iti zic sa ii pare rau, Fredrik Backman
Caractere atipice, Tom Hanks
Labyrinth, Kate Mosse
The Winter Ghosts, Kate Mosse
Millennium, Stieg Larsson
Count Karlstein, Philip Pullman
Life after Life, Kate Atkinson
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan

That’s all for this round. They are not many, and I’ve already read some of them, but I had to have them 🤓 As for new releases, I can’t even tell you how long is the “to-be-bought-next” list. One at a time… maybe read some of them before buying new ones.

What would you buy at a book fair? Or yet again what did you buy at the last book fair you visited?

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