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message 2: by Rangitha (new)

Rangitha Kuruppu | 2 comments Bought Chinaman too. The only fiction I bought.


message 3: by Nirmala (new)

Nirmala Chandrasiri | 2 comments Hahaaaa! This is fun! I got:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Run by Ann Patchett
Faith by Jennifer Haigh
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
AND
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

:)


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

:o And how much did that cost you?!?!?


message 5: by Dulitha (last edited Sep 21, 2012 09:27AM) (new)


Hasini | bibliosini (bibliosini) | 5 comments I bought 33 books! XD


message 7: by Sumudu (new)

Sumudu (sumudujanadari) | 7 comments I bought these;

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Read the first book and now I regret about buying the trilogy.)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Caesar by Adrian Goldsworthy

Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore by Bettany Hughes

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Prisoner of Paradise by Romesh Gunesekera

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Everyone worth knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult

A Brief History of Roman Britain. by J.P. Alcock by Joan P. Alcock


message 8: by Nirmala (new)

Nirmala Chandrasiri | 2 comments Sumudu wrote: "I bought these;

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Read the first book and now I regret about buying the trilogy.)

The Song ..."


They had Bring Up the Bodies? :O Which store?


message 9: by Srinath (last edited Sep 21, 2012 07:41PM) (new)

Srinath Perera (srinathperera) | 4 comments which stall for Song of Achilles?


message 10: by Malithsen (new)

Malithsen | 2 comments The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The prodigal daughter by Jeffrey Archer


message 11: by Kripa (new)

Kripa Jayakumar (seventhsoulmountain) | 2 comments I bought "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden... Unfortunately the only book that I bought


message 12: by Sumudu (last edited Sep 21, 2012 11:31PM) (new)

Sumudu (sumudujanadari) | 7 comments Nirmala wrote: "Sumudu wrote: "I bought these;

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Read the first book and now I regret about buying the trilo..."


Sarasavi Bookshop - Hall A


message 13: by Sumudu (new)

Sumudu (sumudujanadari) | 7 comments Srinath wrote: "which stall for Song of Achilles?"

Wijithayapa Bookshop - Hall A


message 14: by Chanaka (new)

Chanaka Hettige (itschanaka) | 11 comments Didn`t visit cause I`m only using E-Books :-)


message 16: by Nidharshana (new)

Nidharshana | 4 comments Sumudu wrote: "I bought these;

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (Read the first book and now I regret about buying the trilogy.)

The Song ..."


M.D Gunasena had both Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies


message 17: by Judith (new)

Judith (dinuka86) | 4 comments I bought these
By the River Piedra I sat down and wept- Paulo Coelho
Valkyries- Paulo Coelho
Rosy is my relative- Gerald Durrell
Son of enlightenment - Christian Jacq
The brother of fire- Christian Jacq
Hickory dickory dock- Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesapotamia- Agatha Christie
Once and always- Judith McNaught
The complete works of Oscar Wilde
My Cousin Rachel- Daphne Du Maurier
Let sleeping vets lie- James Herriot
Now have to sit and read them!


message 18: by Malithsen (new)

Malithsen | 2 comments Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


message 19: by Nilusha (new)

Nilusha Abeysekara | 7 comments Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
When life gives you lemons, make limoncello: --confessions of an English teacher in Italyby Anura
නපුරු පාලකයෝ තුන්දෙනා - යූරි ඔලේෂා (Translation of a Russian novel)
දඟකාර පොට්ටනිය - ගෆූර් ගුල්යාම් (Translation of a Russian novel)
වැඩ බැරි දාස ගැන කතා - නිකොලායි නෝසෙව් - The Complete Series :)


message 20: by Manjula (last edited Sep 24, 2012 09:31AM) (new)

Manjula Ganepola (lasanthamanju) | 1 comments Getting It Together by Noel Whittaker
Success Basics by Moh Hon Meng
The Power of Positive Living
Man's Search For Meaning
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
විස්මිත මතකය by Chandana Gunawardane
සතුට මේ මොහොත ය ඔබ තුලමය by Chandana Gunawardane
ඉස්කෝලෙට භාරදීම by Sarath Wijesuriya


message 21: by Chomal (new)

Chomal | 1 comments Well talking about what I bought

Tick tock - James Patterson
False Impression - Jeffry Archer
Bloodline - Mark Billingham
Scarecrow and the army of thieves - Matthew Reilly
Chosen - Casts (for someone else :D)


message 22: by Hasara (new)

Hasara  | 4 comments Diary of a wimpy kid 2,4,5,6 - Jeff Kinny
Key of Knowledge, Dance of Gods, Key of Light,Morrigan's Cross - Nora Roberts
The Hobbit - Tolkien
ඇලන් ක්වාටමන්ගේ වීර චාරිකාව - හෙන්රි රයිඩර් හැගාඩ්, මර උගුල - Translated by Chandana Mendis
හරි පුදුම ඉස්කෝලේ - Tetsuko Kuroyangi (Translation)
පිස්සු ගෙදර ඇත්තෝ - Roald Dahl (Translation)
දුගඳ මාමා - Roald Dahl (Translation)
විත්යාගේ ලමාවිය - නිකොලායි නොසොව් (Translation)
මාපිය සෙනහස - රුවීම් පියර්මන් (Translation)
පිපී - Asted Lindgren (Translation)


message 23: by Rashantha (new)

Rashantha | 2 comments These are what i bought.

Sidney Sheldon - A stranger in the mirror
Sidney Sheldon - The sky is falling
George R R Martin - The dance with Dragons
Fredrick Forsyth - Avenger
Haruki Murakami - Blinding willow,Sleeping woman (Japanese translation)


message 24: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 25, 2012 12:49AM) (new)

Nidharshana wrote: "Song of Solomon
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
A Closed Eye
The Stand
The Razor's Edge
Angela's Ashes
(All from a second hand bookshop)


I too bought "The White Tiger" from second hand book shops. In fact most my buying were from them. Other than that I bought

The Book Thief
Quiet Flows the Don
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren a childhood favourite.Fahrenheit 451
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


My older son got the 1st 2 books in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series. I also bought him
by The Diary of a Young Girl,Bridge to Terabithia and Number the Stars and a bunch of "Beast Quest" books for my younger son.


message 25: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 51 comments Mod
Most of the books I buy are from second hand book shops. I'm not so big on collecting, simply reading. I don't care where I find the book from. If I buy, then they are ones I really want to read but couldn't find from libraries both Sinhala and English.


message 26: by Nilu (new)

Nilu | 17 comments Hi fellow Bookworms :)

Finally managed to visit the fair today.
Damage = 28 Books
English
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
The Accused
Beggar's Feast
Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg
China bay blues
The rest were Fiction in Sinhala which included some books for kids (for the child in me) :)
Authors - Simon Nawagattegama / Sybil Wettasinghe /Karunadasa Sooriyaarchchi / Rupa Sriyani Ekanayake /Shanthi Dissanayake /Liyanage Amarakeerthi /and Chandrasiri Dodangoda.
@Shanez - from which bookstore did you purchase Pippi Longstocking ??? I'm searching for Astrid Lindgren's books for a long long time. (Her Emil and our local Sooththara Puncha are quite a pair )
Now the question is where's the time to read all this ?????????????? ;)


message 27: by Minoli (new)

Minoli (auri_1437) | 4 comments The Book Thief
My Sister's Keeper
Hunger Games trilogy
Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy
A bend in the road (Sparks)
Dear John (Sparks)
World without end (Follet)


message 28: by Mishma (new)

Mishma Nixon | 4 comments I went on the 23rd.I bought these

Dance Upon the Air
Heaven and Earth
The Hollow
Birthright -Nora Roberts
Vampire Diaries
Return-Nightfall
Return-Shadow Souls
Return-Midnight
The Hunters-Phantom
The Hunters-Moonsong -L.J.Smith
A walk to remember - Nicholas Sparks


message 29: by Nuzaifa (new)

Nuzaifa (n-u-z-a-i-f-a) | 7 comments Hi people!a friend of mine bought the Fifty Shades Trilogy - Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James at the book fair.
She started the first book and says its not really her thing.
If anyone is interested in buying it,just inbox me.
Thanks! :)
& I'm sorry if I have posted this under the wrong topic!


message 30: by Chami (new)

Chami | 12 comments Princess
Desert Royal
Breaking Dawn
Grave Secrets
Tess by Thomas Hardy
And some translated Books by lasitha Raveen umagiliya


message 31: by Nilu (new)

Nilu | 17 comments I feel tremendously guilty for not doing a Review for the '50 Shades of Horrible writing in the guise of Erotica" !!! To those who bought the series and now thinking of burning/shredding/ going to get your heads checked ..etc etc..!! My apologies :)
In my case ..I didn't spend a cent on the books But read a free e book download on my Kindle and immediately started wondering about the Credibility of New York Times Best Sellers List. Sorry again guys !!!


message 32: by Nuzaifa (new)

Nuzaifa (n-u-z-a-i-f-a) | 7 comments Nilu wrote: "I feel tremendously guilty for not doing a Review for the '50 Shades of Horrible writing in the guise of Erotica" !!! To those who bought the series and now thinking of burning/shredding/ going to ..."

Ditto!I read it only coz everyone kept giving it 5 stars-Total disappointment!I cannot believe it's in the best sellers list either! -_-


message 33: by Tikiri (new)

Tikiri  | 1 comments Da Vinci Code
Angels and Demons
Lost Symbol
Deception Point
Digital Fortress
All of the above by Dan Brown, and I already finished Da Vinci code and its amazing! :)
Also bought Percy Jackson and the lightning thief,
The loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier
Yuri Gagarin's autobiography (Sinhala translation)


message 34: by Namila (new)

Namila (namila007) | 1 comments Bourne Legacy- Robert Ludlum
Eldest - Christopher Paolini
ෂර්ලොක් හෝම්ස් මර උගුල, භීෂණයක් by chandana mendis
තරුණ වීරයෝ- දෙබිඩි රැවටිල්ල,භයානක සම්ප්‍රේෂනය- Leelananda Gamaachchi*(translation THE HARDY BOYS)
රකුසන්ගේ අඩවිය- Upali Rathnayaka (*translation THE LEGION OF THE DAMNED)


message 35: by Chathuri (new)

Chathuri | 1 comments New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
ALEPH - Paulo Coelho
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Coelho


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Could not find Song of Achilles.... Got sick of the sales people pretending to know what I'm talking about only to tell me that No there were no books by Madeline Miller.... Also did not see ANY Valerio Massimo Manfredi books.

But I did buy.....
The Lovely Bones
The War of the World
Insomnia


message 37: by Minoli (new)

Minoli (auri_1437) | 4 comments Estelle wrote: "Could not find Song of Achilles.... Got sick of the sales people pretending to know what I'm talking about only to tell me that No there were no books by Madeline Miller.... Also did not see ANY Va..."

The Lovely Bones is beautiful. made me cry.


message 38: by Minoli (new)

Minoli (auri_1437) | 4 comments Nuzaifa ツ wrote: "Nilu wrote: "I feel tremendously guilty for not doing a Review for the '50 Shades of Horrible writing in the guise of Erotica" !!! To those who bought the series and now thinking of burning/shreddi..."

I bought the trilogy too. Probably so that I can look back next year, and shake my head as to what an idiot i was.
Still, I can't help but think the plot of a child having a drug addicted mother, an abusive step father, who gets subjected to molesting in his teens and then therefore becomes a Dom, would have made a good read at the hands of a different author. also, without whiny Ms. Steele.


message 39: by Nilu (new)

Nilu | 17 comments Minoli wrote: "I bought the trilogy too. Probably so that I can look back next year, and shake my head as to what an idiot i was."

The premise for the 50 Shades Trilogy was Adult Fanfiction of "Twilight". E L James later changed the names to Ana and Christian :)Hence the whiny nature of Ana !!! and Ms.James' idea of Bondage seems to have come from a collage of Google articles.


message 40: by Nuzaifa (new)

Nuzaifa (n-u-z-a-i-f-a) | 7 comments Minoli wrote: "Nuzaifa ツ wrote: "Nilu wrote: "I feel tremendously guilty for not doing a Review for the '50 Shades of Horrible writing in the guise of Erotica" !!! To those who bought the series and now thinking ..."

True,James just ruined the whole plot line.& dragging the story and making it a trilogy was stupid since there was basically zero "meaningful" content! -.-


message 41: by Ushlah (last edited Nov 12, 2012 10:01PM) (new)

Ushlah | 4 comments I bought these books plus another 7 sinhala books of Chandana Mendis...

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2) by E.L. James Drop Dead Beautiful by Jackie Collins Hollywood Kids by Jackie Collins
Deadly Embrace by Jackie Collins
Alex Cross's Trial (Alex Cross, #15) by James Patterson Legacy A Novel by Danielle Steel Echoes by Danielle Steel
Rock Star by Jackie Collins
Canyons of Night (The Arcane Society,#12, Looking Glass Trilogy,#3, Harmony, #8) by Jayne Castle


message 42: by Rohan (new)

Rohan Thuraisingham | 5 comments Nilu wrote: "I feel tremendously guilty for not doing a Review for the '50 Shades of Horrible writing in the guise of Erotica" !!! To those who bought the series and now thinking of burning/shredding/ going to ..."
It is such a shame that authors such as E L James get commercial reward and recognition while many other, more worthy ones, struggle.


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