Sunday, August 26, 2007

Towards 100 Books : 67 !

I am STILL wonderfully lost in Marisha Pesshl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics, so much so this August read book list is a miserable three books. That's less than half my monthly average!

1) The Mystery Of The Screaming Clock Robert Arthur
2) The Sky is Crazy Yvonne Lee
3) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie

And yes, go get Special Topics in Calamity Physics, it's a very good read.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Book Pile

There gonna be a new addition to our home this weekend, a furry four legged friend to keep me company. Before he comes, though, I gotta stash this stack - but I've run out of bookshelves!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Disturbing Kiddie Book

You just HAVE to go read the children's book pictured in this link.

Either you'll be horrified or amused, depending on your disposition. Like, I bet this friend of mine will find it extremely amusing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In Remembrance

funeral (noun)
1.the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies.
2.a funeral procession.

funereal (adjective)
1.of or suitable for a funeral.
2.mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling.

So long, goodbye, rest in peace.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Buying Books - A Quote

Hahaha. Now this is a quote that strikes too close for comfort.

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), German philosopher.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Previous Buys : 2 Aug 07

Of course I could not resist visiting the recent MPH Members Merdeka sale. I went browsing in MPH Mid Valley, where there's a number of books I've had my eyes on.

After an hour I had an arm full of shortlisted books, and I had to decide which few I can afford to bring home with me. In the loooong time it took to decide the final selection, I got an sms from Mr.Gila (sitting drunk in a pub somewhere) that my birthday prezzie is to be a RM300 MPH voucher, and I can go ahead and spend the amount at the sale instead if I don't mind not having physical vouchers.

Yippie! Thank God for beer!

And of course I went crazy. (I love you, too).

1) The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterson @ rm 23.37
2) King Solomon's Mines H. Rider Haggard @ rm 23.37
3) The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle @ rm 23.37
4) The Sky is Crazy Yvonne Lee @ rm 25.41
5) The Accidental Tourist Anne Tyler @ rm 36.46
6) My Name is Red Orhan Pamuk @ rm 26.32
7) The Story of My Life Helen Keller @ rm 17.81
8) Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Jorge Amado @ rm 38.16
9) The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie @ rm 16.91
10) Memoirs Are Made of These Swan Adamson @ rm 16.91
11) Lost For Words Lorelai Mathias @ rm 16.91

* prices after discount

Thursday, August 9, 2007

... Caps and More Caps

Excerpt from Marisha Pessl's Special Topics In Calamity Physics

"Anxiety, Doubt and Uncertainty had unexpectedly stood up in Jade's voice and now they were meandering through it making Helluva Good Time quite nervous."

This book has so so many beautiful sentences.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Holiday - sans books!

I was away on holiday, if you're wondering about the absence.
Of course I packed a few books to devour during the down-time, but instead of watching words I ended up watching monkeys.

A family of proboscis monkeys.

The dominant male displaying his specially marked white underwear and huge nose.

A silverleaf monkey with its trademark Beckham hairstyle.

Orang utans striking various abstract poses.

Ain't that a regal looking hornbill.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Article on Cheap Books

Here's a good article on where to get cheap books locally.

Get Cheap Books on PASIM: Promotionand Sales in Malaysia


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Towards 100 Books : 64 !

July has ended and my 100-book count creeps to 64 with these two recent reads:

1) Marley & Me John Grogan
2) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K.Rowling

I so want to re-read all seven Harry Potters in one sitting. Hurry up and come out, you nice box set, you.

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