Sunday, 23 July 2006

Big Bookshop Haul and a Ship.

Went again to the Big Bookshop Warehouse Clearance sale again. Previous visit documented here. (Though why I called it "Big Bookstore" is beyond me... oh well, my bad.) Bought more books.

To those wondering how I managed to get these books even though I've said that I'm broke... well, all I can say is, "Thanks, dad!" I have no shame whatsoever when it comes to books.

The spoils:
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • The Grand Complication by Allen Kurzweil
  • The Book Nobody Read by Owen Gingreich
  • I'll Go To Bed At Noon by Gerard Woodward
  • My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey
  • Bliss by Peter Carey
  • Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
  • Collected Stories by Peter Carey
  • The Ode Less Travelled (book and audiobook) by Stephen Fry (recommended by Sympozium and Sharon)
  • The Colour by Rose Tremain
  • The Darkness of Wallis Simpson by Rose Tremain
  • Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie (finally broke down and got it...)
Good thing I went again. A lot of these books weren't there when I went the first time.

I also visited MV Doulos, the book-ship that's docked in Klang. Er, it was nice, I guess. Had a brief revisit to my childhood when I saw three of Val Biro's Gumdrop children's books I had never seen before. Couldn't buy them though... too expensive at RM24 each.


  1. NOOOOOOOO..... you've got the STEPHEN FRY book that I've looked for ages and ages!! Aaaarrgghh!! :p

    Have fun going through all those books! Am going to the Sale today. Hopefully, they still have copies of Stephen Fry's book!

  2. No worries... a huge stack of 'em awaits.

  3. you did well ted!!

    i think i gotta go again!!

  4. Sharon, I think you should stop reading blogs that mentioned anything about going to a book sale. One day your house will be overtaken by books, then you can use them to make a house made of books, something like the house made of food in Hansel and Gretel. Then you can entice all the book lovers to drop by your house. They'll take a leaf here, a few pages there, and you've got them ensnared. Then you can lock them in a cage and force them to work for you while you spend the whole day reading and reading and of course, buying books from warehouse sales.

  5. Sharon, Ted, I've rewritten the Hansel and Gretel story on my blog. Dedicated to you guys.

  6. I went there last Saturday and I bought errm, a full load of basket? Two of the books are from your list, Case Histories - Kate Atkinson and I'll Go To Bed At Noon - Gerard Woodward.

    I have to admit I bought stacks of the RM2 and RM3 recipe booklets for my mom too. Well, I think those are considered bribery, because now I need money for new shelf, which I promised her that I would install it this month. She couldn't take the way I arrange books (that can't fit current shelves now) on the floor. :SS

  7. Hope you enjoy your books!

    ooooh... i cant stand recipe books... they always make me go hungry. my mother always buys one or two from any warehouse sale and when I visit she shows them to me... just to make me hungry!


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