Shoot That Book: Crazy Beautiful

Shoot That Book combines my passion for books and my tendency to become trigger happy with a camera. My lack of photography skills is compensated by my enthusiasm. Basically, I like taking pictures of books.

I’m a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings which is why Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted has been on my wishlist for a while. I grabbed it as soon as I saw that it’s available in the library. It’s been a few days since I started reading it but I’m not done yet. Here it is on the train:

And I took a picture of this little bit saying “we discuss books and life” because I liked it:

What about you, what book is keeping you entertained now? Also, what’s your favorite fairy tale retelling? I have several – Beauty by Robin McKinley, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Would love to discover more.

Book Haul: A Package and Some Library Books

I got a lovely little package in the mail the other day. I’m so glad it finally arrived because I’ve been watching out for it for weeks:

That, my friends, is Elizabeth Fama’s Monstrous Beauty in its re-designed hardcover glory. I think it’s looks beautiful but I may be biased. It’s bound to make me happy because this is the first bookish package that I’ve received here in Singapore (went straight to our mailbox, didn’t have to pick it up from the post office like I used to do back in Manila). Plus, there’s a beautiful message inside:

I can’t wait to read it! I went out to have lunch with friends today and yesterday and since both malls that I visited had bookstores inside, I checked them out. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to buy anything because I found the books to be pricey. I should probably sign up so I could get a 10% discount. So I headed over to the library to see if anything catches my fancy (something always does):

I would have borrowed more if I haven’t maxed out the borrow limit of 8 books. Here’s what I grabbed:

Fury by Shirley Marr
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Yay Aussie YA books available in Singapore libraries! Looking forward to finally reading Fury, I’ve had that in my wishlist for a while. Crazy Beautiful is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and I’m always curious about those. Pretty good weekend in terms of books. What about you, what books did you get this week?