I used to love reading books. Back when I was a little gal, I used to make sure I went everywhere with a book. Whenever we went out for dinner, I always bring a book along so I can read while waiting for the food to come. Everyone used to praise my parents on what a good daughter that have. But my parents never really encouraged me to read more. They rather I not waste my time reading 'romance' novels and spent more time reading my textbooks!
Somewhere along my later teens, where national exam became a major part of my life, I slowly stop reading books. Gone were the days of curling on the sofa in my living room engrossed in a book. Oblivious with my surroundings.
I realized that I just didn't have time reading books. Once in a while was okay. Books like Harry Potter was a definite must obviously but other than that. None.
Now.. When I finally have so much time in my hands, I think I'm gonna start picking up a book and read again. I went to the MPH warehouse sale recently and bought books worth RM100 (USD $28.6)! Not a lot of books actually considering that most books are around RM20 (USD $ 5.7)! I thought warehouse sale are supposed to sell very cheap books? But oh well.. I manage to buy 3 books for myself. So HurraY!!!
For people that live outside Malaysia... Books in Malaysia are seriously expensive! =(
Anyway.. my desire for books is really increasing by the day. THough the thing with me is that I love buying books but when it comes to reading them its quite a different story. Haha.. Bad habit of mine. Unless its a super interesting book. Just went to Borders just now and Wow.. They're so many nice books out there. I wanna buy!!! But everything is so expensive. Sigh..
There's Shopaholic and Baby. Which is so darn expensive its crazy! RM 69.90! That's like USD $19.90. But I think books like this I shall read in the bookshop itself coz its such a light read that before you know it, you have read finish the book. Don't ya think so?
I can't wait to read this book though. Becky has came such a long way. From being an unemployed city gal that loves shopping to getting married to one of the most successful business man and finally now she's having a baby. Haha..
Though sometimes I get quite annoyed on how shallow and superficial she can be. Kinda like a bimbo. But oh well.. that's what making her famous!
Wonder what the next book may be?
Was thinking of working in a place where they're lots of books and I can read them too... Any place anyone? Hehe..
Anyway, I always have no idea what book is nice nowadays. There are so many interesting books out there with super cute covers but how do you know whether the content is nice?
Well.. Check the New York Times Best Seller list then. The books there won't be bad right? What do you think?
1 THE MEMORY KEEPER’S DAUGHTER, by Kim Edwards. (Penguin, $14.)
A doctor’s decision to secretly send his newborn daughter, who has Down syndrome, to an institution haunts everyone involved.
2 THE HOUSE, by Danielle Steel. (Dell, $7.99.)
A workaholic lawyer’s life changes when she buys a crumbling mansion.
3 IRISH DREAMS, by Nora Roberts. (Silhouette, $7.99.)
Two previously published stories about Irish immigrants in America.
4 THE DIVIDE, by Nicholas Evans. (Signet, $9.99.)
How did a fugitive eco-terrorist end up dead in a frozen Montana creek?
5 THE TEMPLAR LEGACY, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $7.99.)
A former Justice Department operative becomes involved in a search for the long-lost treasure and secrets of the Knights Templar.
6 MOST LIKELY TO DIE, by Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub and Beverly Barton. (Zebra, $7.99.)
A high school reunion touches off a series of murders.
7 THE DREAM-HUNTER, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $7.99.)
A woman searching for Atlantis is pursued by a predator from the world of dreams.
8 DIRTY BLONDE, by Lisa Scottoline. (Harper, $7.99.)
When the plaintiff murders the defendant in a case she has just tried, a judge’s secret life becomes public.
9 HONEYMOON, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Warner, $7.99.)
An F.B.I. agent becomes obsessed with a woman he is investigating.
10 CAUSING HAVOC, by Lori Foster. (Berkley, $7.99.)
An extreme fighter returns home to Kentucky to help his sisters and finds both trouble and romance.
Read any of this books yet? I think The House by Danielle Steel would be nice. But reading her books is like watching a movie. You just flip and flip and flip and before you know it. Finish! Do you feel that way?
Another thing. Do you think buying books are worth the money? Or would you rather rent it or borrow from the library? Though our national library doesn't have this kind of books. Generally books are just read once and after that it has no more value to it. Esp fiction books. My mum is always complaining when I buy books. She say its a waste of money. What is your opinion?