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The Big Bookstore Sale.

My dad called me up and told me that there was a book sale by Big Bookstore in Atria that would last till the end of the month. He urged me to go because he saw hardcovers of Salman Rushdie's "Shalimar the Clown" being sold for Rm18.90 and thought I'd be interested. I said, I would be interested if they were paperback, but I said I'd go anyway.

Good thing I did... a lot of good novels available at RM10.00 each. Here is what I managed to escape with:

  • The Double by Jose Saramago
  • Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver
  • Black Snow by Mikhail Bulgakov; translated by Michael Glenny
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  • Bird Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Where's My Cow by Terry Pratchett
  • To Sir With Love by E.R. Braithwaite
  • Cities by John Reader
  • Visiting Mrs Nabokov (and other excursions) by Martin Amis
  • Classic Railway Journeys of the West by Max Wade-Matthews
I repurchased a copy of "To Kill a Mockingbird" because I've had this urge to reread it, but I can't locate my existing copy. (The perils of having a family that moves around too much.) I hate the cheap mass-paperback cover--the one that's pink. So when I saw them selling the much-cooler black paperback cover for only Rm10.00, I had to get it.

Can't wait to dive into this lot, especially the Martin Amis one! Yay!


  1. oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... i must go ....

  2. Ho ho ho... I know you will, Sharon...


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