Welcome Home: Books that Arrived in July & August 2011

” ‘Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.” – François Mauriac.

I love to re-read old favourites. They shape who I am. They also tell what I am likely to read in the future. The list of books I bought in the months of July and August  do have a lot in common with my frequently re-read books, plays, classics and of course, mysteries. Hope fully these books will also become a part of my frequently re-read books.

Here are the books I bought in the months of July and August.

July 20, 2011.

The Chronicles of Narnia.  C. S. Lewis.

This is a paperback edition of the complete Narnia saga. As a child, the TV series The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my favourites. I haven’t seen the recent big screen version of it but the buzz generated by the movies and the fond childhood memories have finally made me buy this. But who knows when I would be able to actually read this gigantic volume!

August 9, 2011.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs. Agatha Christie.

Science Fiction Stories. Edward Blishen (ed.)

It’s Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock – A Personal Biography. Charlotte Chandler.      

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. William Shakespeare.    

Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare.    

I have yet to try any of my favourite Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence books. I have decided to start with By the Pricking of My Thumbs.

I picked up another from the Red Hot Reads series. I had enjoyed their Detective Stories so much that I couldn’t resist their Science Fiction Stories compiled by Edward Blishen.

It has been ages since I read any non-fiction so picked up It’s Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock – A Biography by Charlotte Chandler. I have always admired Alfred Hitchcock’s work. His Rear Window and Rope are two of my favourites. His biography might be interesting to read.


A bunch of Penguin Popular Classics editions of Shakespeare’s plays were going for real cheap at another book store. Picked up A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night.

So, these are my books for the months of July and August. Hoping to read them soon!


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