Sunday, May 31, 2009

Louis de Bernières Package

For us who love to read books, it's hard to pinpoint a single favorite book from all our reads. Some say they love all their collection, others haven't found it yet, others have 3 or 5 or 10. If you asked me 3 years ago what was my favorite book of all time, I would've just given you a blank look and say "it's kind of hard to pick one..."

Now, there's no other novel I call my favorite book but Captain Corelli's Mandolin. I love it so much that I even made it a point to make my review of the novel as the first post for this blog. I love its long, sweeping story, the style of writing, and it just captured my wholehearted interest and my imagination. Just leave the film version alone. I hated it and, most of all, Louis de Bernières himself hated it. I've been a fan of Louis de Bernières since then, and have searched long and hard to get my hands on his other novels. I got a hardbound copy of Red Dog last year from China, and I was so happy to get it for free. When Booksale opened in NCCC Mall, I couldn't quite believe my eyes when I happened to see a hardcover edition of Birds Without Wings. I thought that I would have an insanely difficult time finding the few remaining novels. But what do you know! Voilà! His first three novels just arrived from England yesterday morning.

Mr. Postman delivers !

I couldn't wait to open it up and devour the contents. I am absolutely happy and giddy with excitement. When I'm happy and giddy with excitement I jump around, giggle to myself, and go 'omgyay!' all over the place. I present to you the books that I've been waiting for 2 painful months!

I am lucky, lucky, lucky.


  1. Hi Aicha! Wow. I haven't tried purchasing books online. Where'd you get it from? :)

  2. I didn't buy these books :D All books mailed to me I got from

    Do you have an account there? If not, you totally should---look at what it brought me! ^___^

  3. Anonymous10:09:00 PM

    OOOO, Louis de Bernieres! MMMMM! I've also read them all, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin is definitely my favourite. The first trilogy is very...extreme - really silly moments, and awfully horrific moments, and desperately tragic moments. Birds Without Wings, at the other end of his career thus far, seemed a bit...monotonous. Red Dog was fine. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, on the other hand - ecstasy epitomised!

    But, you know, the ending of the film is a lot better than the novel's, right? ;)

    Thanks for the heads up about BookMooch - I'll check it out!
    Rosie of Books And Bakes