But lets start by the beginning. Being away from home means being away from the events happening at home. Which means there was not much chance of me going to this year's book fair in my city. That is, unless I could find a good reason to go home.
Let me check: Easter? Too late. Birthday? Too Late. Off days from work? Yeah, right (actually I managed to get some of those. On Easter and my birthday). Fall of the national government and elections? Oh yeah!
So, I went home last weekend to vote. I could have done it by post, but now I had an excuse to be home and use that time to go to the book fair. I had less than 1 day and a half to do all I wanted to do.
Saturday afternoon and night were devoted to the Book Fair, to buy books and look at books and buy some more books. Also, be with friends and meet fellow bloggers. But, mostly buy books. Because, you see, I had only one day. I had to make all my purchases on one day (not really, I have a friend on duty that goes check the books on discount and buys me stuff I want). And so I did a lot of book buying.
Here is the all mighty list of books:
- The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
The review by Ana@Floresta de Livros made me want to read this one.
- Escritos dos Ancestrais by Rodrigo McSilva
- Minotauro: A Batalha do Labirinto by Gabriel García de Oro
- Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott
I have the second on the series, and I'm not reading it until I read the first. But I didn't have the first. Now I do.
- Temeraire by Naomi Novik
- Bibbi Bokkens Magic Library by Jostein Gaarder
I used to read a lot of books by Jostein Gaarder and then stopped altogether. This is a children's book.
- Brasyl by Ian McDonald
This is what you get when you don't read the synopsis properly. The name in Portuguese is Brasil. It says it's science fiction. I took the giant leap of believing it was related to the movie Brazil. It's not.
- The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
- A verdadeira invasão dos marcianos by João Barreiros
Another result of a review by Ana@Floresta de Livros
- The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
- The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
- Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson
- Os Ossos do Arco-Íris by David Soares
- O Décimo Terceiro Poder by Madalena Santos
This is a different kind of rec by Ana. I needed a 4th book for the promotion of buy 3 and take 4. I didn't know which book to choose, so she gave me this one.
- The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven
Jen@Cuidado com o Dalmata saw this one, and since there was a tattoed man on the cover she showed it to me. I decided to take the book, even though it talk about martial arts. For some reason it gave me a The Crow vibe.
- The Cat Who Walks Through Walls by Robert A. Heinlein