Had some time for myself today so I thought I dropped by The Curve to visit Tango Mango (or is that Mango Tango?) to buy a couple of Moleskines, but turns out they don't have the ones I want in stock. (Why la nowhere got standard ruled Moleskine???)
I just got my payment from a freelance copywriting job and when I went to Borders, I splurged most of it there.
What to do? I'm addicted to book shopping...
South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Borders is having a Haruki Murakami promo: buy 3 books for the price of 2. I couldn't resist buying the ones I didn't have. I just couldn't! Wish I had enough cash to buy the rest of Murakami's books I didn't have... else I could have bought 6 for the price of 4...
after the quake by Haruki Murakami
If you check out the New York Times website, there's a recording of a reading Murakami gave at the New School in New York, and he read "Super-Frog Saves Tokyo" from this collection. His voice is a deep baritone, something I totally didn't expect. It's still hard for me to link that voice with his face...
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
I first read this book some time ago when my comrade-in-books, Shark, lent it to me. I came away unimpressed with it, and I thought Norwegian Wood, of which I had read prior to reading this, was vastly superior. But after reading Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, of which I liked very much, I decided to give Elephant Vanishes another chance. So I bought a copy for myself.
Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
First I gasped, then I squealed with delight when I saw this on the shelf. I thought it would've been restricted! Straight into the basket it went.
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
And speaking of restricted... look what I got! This is the new 2006 Penguin Classics edition that comes with Doris Lessing's new introduction. Only one copy left at Borders Curve, and if you've been meaning to get this, you'd better get it quick before Big Brother finds out...
Tomorrow: Ted Attacks Kinokuniya Complete With Radioactive Breath!