Tuesday, October 30, 2007
1) Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marisha Pessl
2) Memoirs Are Made of These Swan Adamson
3) Malaysian Politicians Say the Darnest Things comp. by Amir Muhammad
4) My Name Is Red Orhan Pamuk
The goal of 100 books this year suddenly seems not achievable. I blame Togo!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things
compiled by Amir Muhammad
with illustrations by Shahril Nizam
RM 24.00 (20% disc)
Blue Shoes and Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith
A Spot of Bother
RM 25.42 (25% disc)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Great news! They're stealing our books!
Mon Oct 15, 10:44 AM ET
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thehas an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition -- the unofficial "most stolen book" index.
and 's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading ' stands set up in the Frankfurt trade fair grounds.
"The most-stolen books are usually the most-sold later on," Claudia Hanssen of the Goldmann Verlag publishing house told Bild am Sonntag newspaper, which published a list of the 10 most stolenthis year.
"They're the popular ones and are most likely to end up on the best-seller lists," Hanssen added.
The German translation of Nobel Peace prizewinner's " ," outlining the dangers of global warming, featured among the mainly German titles on the list.
More than 100,000 people attended the book fair, which ended Sunday. There were 7,448 exhibitions where publishers from 108 countries presented some 400,000 different books, videos and other products.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I'm currently reading Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red, and its giving me a severe coffee craving.
The book is hardly about coffee, but there's so much coffee dripped all over the story. You can almost smell that wonderful aroma from the bits and pieces of coffee-text.
Relieving it has just upped my craving. I'm off to make myself another cup of coffee.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Ha.. that's why I keep lists. I like ticking things off. Let's do a quick one on recent buys.
29 April [100%]
READ The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
READ The File on H Ismail Kadare
READ She'll Take It Mary Carter
2 June [100%]
READ More Work for the Undertaker Margery Allingham
READ The Color Purple Alice Walker
27 June [42%]
TBR To The Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
TBR The Trial Franz Kafka
READ The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
TBR Going Sane Adam Phillips
TBR Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
READ The Outsider Albert Camus
READ A Clockwok Orange Anthony Burgess
8 July [100%]
READ Testing Kate Whitney Gaskell
READ Marley & Me John Grogan
12 July [100%]
READ In The Country of Men Hisham Matar
READ Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marisha Pessl
READ Confessions of an Air Hostess Marisa Mackle
2 Aug [55%]
TBR The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterson
READ King Solomon's Mines H. Rider Haggard
TBR The Lost World Arthur Conan Doyle
READ The Sky is Crazy Yvonne Lee
READ The Accidental Tourist Anne Tyler
TBR My Name is Red Orhan Pamuk
TBR The Story of My Life Helen Keller
TBR Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Jorge Amado
READ The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie
READ Memoirs Are Made of These Swan Adamson
READ Lost For Words Lorelai Mathias
MORAL : Don't buy books in bulk, especially at sales.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I was told that scoundrels and rebels were gathering in coffeehouses and proselytizing until dawnpros·e·ly·tize
1. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
2. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.