We are book lovers. Everybody in the family likes to read. So when we moved to Singapore where libraries are very easy to find with superb book collections, we were very happy. Visiting library (usually once a week) has been in our agenda for the past two years. In school holiday, the library always double our chance to borrow book…………….so you can imagine how many books that we bring home on school holiday. When we get double chance to borrow books, we can go home with up to 52 books (we have 3 library membership).
The boy’s favorite books are (still) Geronimo Stilton books. Although there are many Stilton’s books in the library, the chance to borrow these books can be very low because as the boy always says: “These are popular books. Every child in Singapore likes to read Geronimo Stilton.” And of course one can not hope too much for the complete Geronimo Stilton collections in the public library, am I rite???
So we were very excited when we heard about Popular Book Sale in Changi Expo. Almost all books were on sale up to 50%. If we bought 5 or more English books, we would get 50% discount. And seriously, it was for real. I only paid 50% from the normal price at the book store. So we turned into book hunters for 2 days.
Actually, this book sale happened last February 2014 (I know, it’s a late post, but maybe you can prepare for next year’s event……..if there is any next year event).
We let the boy chose almost 10 Geronimo Stilton books as long as he promised that he would not buy anymore books for one year. The promise were already broke……………..by the parents, hahaha……………..we let him bought 2 or 3 Stilton books after that. Well, he never asks for toys anymore since he could read, he only asks for books and more books, so I think why not giving him those books.
At first, we were quite hesitant to buy so many books, but then daddy saw a father with one daughter did this
Recently, his teacher said that the boy had already borrowed too many Stilton books from the library, so she suggested that the boy chose another books to borrow, hahaha………..
And by the way, from the reading department………….after I’ve tried so many times to make the boy likes Enid Blyton’s books (as I used to when I was a kid), he finally starts to like Blyton’s books. Yaaaaayyyyyyy…………I’m so happy! I’ve tried to borrow many books from Enid Blyton, but so far he only likes “The Five Find Outer Series”. Yes, those were my favorite too, and guess what…………I still like to read those books too now. So we borrow the books from the libraries, we read together, and we even discuss parts of the book together. How awesome is that! He is just like me, he likes mystery books too, and Enid Blyton is absolutely one of the best mystery books writer for children. Too bad we can only find a few of The Five Find Outer collection in the libraries, and it’s not easy to find in the book shops too. Famous Five is easier to find than the Five Find Outer, but my son haven’t liked Famous Five yet.