And there goes my two months book budget

>> Monday, May 10, 2010

My friend A agreed to join me for the Times book sale last Friday despite the fact that she already planned to go there during the weekend. Thanks for the company, A, and thanks for the lunch treat too! :)

Overall, I think it’s a sale worth going to. Recent and popular books were sold at 30% discount. You can find most popular authors here for example Paolo Coelho, Jodi Picoult, Cecilia Ahern, Sophie Kinsella, John Grisham, Dan Brown (even his latest book The Lost Symbol is going at 30%), Stephen King, the teenage vampire series – Stephanie Mayers I think (don’t really follow or read this hehe), and many many more. Not much BM books though. These are found nearer the entrance. Farther, you see the 3 for RM30, RM20 orRM10 ones, but the books here are more difficult to ‘sieve’ through, placed with the spine facing up rather than the cover. With the limited time, I didn’t manage to scour the area much.

One thing, I noted the posters there said that the sale is actually until the 16th of May instead of the 9th (as per poster in my previous post),but unfortunately I forgot to take the photo of the updated posters itself! So, there’s still time if you want to catch this sale.

I ended up buying 5 books for myself and MH (ok, maybe for myself only) and 2 for the kids (also at 30%). These 7 books costed me RM160. I said it’s my two months book budget because my annual book budget is RM1000, not that much eh? The total price before discount exceeded RM200, so I qualified for a RM10 voucher.

I’ve read Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist and I really liked it, so I was pleased to see his other titles there. In fact, I couldn’t make up my mind which one to choose from the many options! I chose ‘The Winner Stands Alone’ because I’ve read someone’s review (can’t remember where/who) saying he/she likes the book. And Malcolm Gladwell, I surprised myself by picking up TWO of his books, despite the fact that I’ve never read any of his works before. I have heard a lot about him and his books though. I guess the copywriters who wrote the book blurbs really did a good job - I’m sold!

And these books, weren’t bought, but borrowed from a friend’s friend (passed through A). Thanks, kak, for lending me the books despite the fact that you don’t know me well. Terima kasih daun keladi!


Ummu Auni Afif May 11, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

there are actually lots of good books worth considering buying which are tagged with, 3 books for RM 30/RM20/RM10. I actually had to let go one novel, since I grabbed 4 books for the trio-RM 30. But you have to be patient enough to rummage through the spine-facing-up books. We actually spent almost one hour just to pair another two books for my sister, but couldn't find anything to her liking. But i found jennifer weiner instead, yeay!

Siti May 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM  

tu lah, hari tu we have limited time, tak sempat nak go through the 3 for RM30/20/10... well, next time. dah tak cukup bajet afterall hehe ;p

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