Thursday, August 20, 2009

Times Bookstore Clearance Sale

Sale! Again...

Ruz's Pocket : Ouch!
Ruz's Shelves: Will there be more friends added to the shelves?
RUZ : Ouch!May or may not be new books added this month. Must consider selling book receipts to those who needs tax deduction. Hihihi

Anyway, here is it. Another sale!

Organizer : Times Bookstore
Venue : Ground Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre,
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1.
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Start Date: 20th August 2009
End Date : 31st August 2009
Time : 11am - 9pm

For more info, go to

p/s: When will the government allow tax deduction for bookshelves purchase? LOL!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Malaysia Bookfest @ KLCC!

Looks like there will be book sales throughout the year! 2009 is definitely not being kind to Penniless Bookaholic Shopaholic *sighhhh* And now the Malaysia Bookfest is back!!! It was held at the same venue last year; KL Convention Center.

No entries on this here as this blog was only started early this year. ;) Anyway, here it is;a little recap on how it was last year.

I'm sure this will be the first question many would ask.
Was it worthied? YES. I remember I ended up buying a lot of books, a few CDs and also a thumbdrive. If I recalled correctly, I spent less than RM150. Discounts were also given on new best selling book; The Lecture was one of it. I remember because I bought 2 in Kinokuniya right before I went to the fest because I wasn't sure of going. Well, I was also alone.

I spent almost 2 or 3 hours there. Yes. The space is wide. Lotsa books. Need to REALY focus else all the books in the world would end up in my basket. Childrens' books were also given great discounts. Sooooooo many books but not too many people. Not great for the exhibitors but great for me. LOL!

When I got there, I was worried they only have Mandarin books coz there was barely any English words. LOL. I dropped by the information counter to ask just to know that there's an entrance fee. Just RM1 or RM2. Too small of an amount for big bargains. Btw, for those of you who reads Mandarin books, it would be great for you too because they have lotttssss and if the layout for the fest remains, you'll be going through the Mandarin books section first before you finally get to the English, Malay, Music and Stationaries corner. I don't read Mandarin but it all looks sooooo nice. The amount of books. The people picking books to have the reviews read.

Such a pleasant sight!

The following are the main info of this year's bookfest.

Venue : Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
Start Date : 22nd August 2009
End Date : 31st August 2009
Time : 1000 - 2200

For more information, visit

Have fun guyz!!!!! =))

p/s: Should I go? Spent a lot already. There are still lotsa books to be read on my shelves...Hmmmm Gotta think hard coz sales are sooo irresistable. Plus, the new books that I want won't be out til Sept and Oct this year. Probably I should freeze up my credit card in an ice block before I go. And yea...I can only go if I'm not tied up with stuff....esp WORK. Urrggghhhh

Friday, August 14, 2009

SALE!!!! Sale!!! SALE!!!

It has been sooo long since I last got to read like mad....recently,I managed to do so. With a few sleepless nights and few early mornings, I'm done with 3 books this month. Moving on to my 4th book now. :)

There are still many books to be read (>10) but one can never have enough. My bookworm friend,Shin Jiin told me about the MPH Mega Clearance Sale a day or 2 ago. I wasn't too sure if I want go because I'm pretty broke but anyway, I WAS THERE DURING LUNCH TODAY!Lol!

I only had one book in mind but I failed. Books are always hard to resist. I ended up with 5 books. 1 is the one I had in mind. The other one is the one which has been on my list for quite some time. The other 3, I had my mom in mind.

Total Damage : RM97.65

If you ask me is it worthied, I'll say yes. 30% discount on top books like those of Sophie Kinsella, Cecelia Ahern, Dale Carnegie, Paulo Coelho, Jodi Picoult, Judith McNaught, Mitch Albom, Nicholas Sparks and many others. :)

There are also sections for 50% and 70% discounts. If you have time, I believe you might find more books worth buying. For those who are into cookbooks and children's book, you may be interested to drop by to see what they are offering. The cookbooks I bought are RM9.90 each. :)

For those who wonders what I'm blabbing about, click here for more details. Many said nothing compares to the Big Bad Wolf Sale but I've never been to it so I can't really compare. See if I could have the chance to next time. Heard there will be another one somewhere in November this year. ;)

Not cheap enough, go to Payless Books Sale!

Feel free to share. ;) Would be nice to hear from fellow readers.

Enjoy your weekend! Cheers!!!

Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

Where Rainbows End
Cecelia Ahern
HarperCollins Publishers

Story about bestfriends who grew up together and "wasted" sooo much time and opportunities to be together.They became friends when they were 5. Writing letters to each other is a norm. This book, is filled with letters, notes, emails, chats and the very least; text messages.

Alex and Rosie are the two main characters. Story revolves around these two and the people they encounter and know in their life. Reader will grow from 5 years old to 50 years old with them in this story. From school to college to work. From dating days to marriage years to divorcing pain.

They may not have realized that they are soulmates but there are quite a number of times they could have ended up together. As a start, they couldn't love another person more than they love one another. They having feelings for each other but obviously kept hidden. There were ocassions where they almost got "there" but then again, it didn't happen. There will always be obstacles somewhere along the way.

Throughout the entire book, you can't help wondering when will they ever get to be with each other and will they even have enough time to be with each other? This story will remind people about what fate does to us, humans. And yea...also the fact that,soulmates exist and if it is meant to be, it will be. =)

It is amazing how Cecelia links many letters at one to tell the main story. Trust me 584 pages of communications between many individuals requires a lot more than just good grammar.

I have to say this book has a very down-to-earth characteristic. Nothing over the rainbow kind of fairy tale. It relates very closely to our life;friendship,family,career and etc. As in real life. Nothing like Mr.Tall Dark and Handsome but manly enough to sweep the female characters in the story.

I can't help this but this story may have a perfect ending to many but not quite for me. Why? Well, I love perfect happy endings. I know the whole point is to get them to be together but at 50????....Isn't that a little bit late? They could have enjoyed more if they ended up together after the first failed marriage. Why go through sooo many pain and sorrows? At the age 50, Rosie will look forward to have grandchildren from her daughter Katie. Not have her own with Alex. *siigghhh* Guess Katie and her bestfriend Toby does not repeat the mistakes her mom and Alex had done. =) I believe that is how the writer made up for it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Double Standards by Judith McNaught

TitleDouble Standards
AuthorJudith McNaught

Judith McNaught's fans must have read this multiple number of times but anyway, here's my little review on this book.

Lauren Danner needed money for her family. Her dad contacted her distant uncle for help. She came just in time for the job. What she didn't know was she was appointed to be a spy on a company which happens to belong to the uncle's stepson. She thought twice about it. She went for the interview at the company she is supposed to spy on; Sinco.

Feeling guilty, she did very badly during the interview to not qualify for the job. Miracle happens right after the interview. She met a little accident where she had the chance to meet the handsome hero in the story, Nick Sinclair (stepson of the distant uncle).

She got accepted for the job she applied for (Thanks to Nick). After some time, she was selected to be Nick's secretary. Both didn't foresee the complications which awaits them. Lauren has been on Nick's side all the while but Nick and everyone else got the wrong idea and sees Lauren as a betrayer. She wasn't allowed in the company's compound. Let alone near Nick.

She went back to her hometown brokenhearted. It took Nick quite some time to realize he had made a mistake.

Beautifully written contemporary romance. :) Very sweeeeeeet. :) A must read for Judith's and romance fans!
p/s: Recommended by a bookworm friend of mine ages ago. Should have read this ages ago too. LOL! Next McNaught's book to be read : Every Breath You Take.Stttaayyy tuneeeddd! ;)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Twenties Girl
Sophie Kinsella
Bantam Press

This book should REALLY be in the movies! =)

As expected, Sophie Kinsella never fails to satisfy her readers. The story is about a dead great aunt who came hunting for her favourite necklace by haunting her niece. Well, Sadie never intended to haunt her niece but Lara happens to be the only one she could communicate directly with. With such, she pestered Lara to delay her cremation and search for the necklace. Lara had a hard time coping with her already breaking apart life. Having a ghost distracting her all the time is definitely not helping.

Lara and Sadie became friends along the way. They helped and taught each other a lot of things. Well, Sadie taught Lara a lot of things from the twenties. She helped Lara opened eyes and heart to see that her ex-boyfriend is not so into her. Lara ended up being a successful head hunter and own her own company. Apart from that, she found her true love. As for Sadie, Lara helped her to discover truth about her love back in the yesteryears.

I believe I've spilled too much details here. All I want to say is this book should be in the blockbuster. I can see a very pale actress acting Sadie running around to annoy Lara. Best of all, the scenes will be filled with London views. :)

p/s: Woohoo! I got this book at 30% discount in MPH just a day before the offer expires. Woohoo! I managed to finish reading this despite the crazy working hours and no-life days. ;) Best of all, I get to share a review and update my blog!!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More New Bookz in 2009

Gooshh! Work has definitely drained I've got lots to catch up on.
Only today I managed to check out if there are any new books to be released by my favourite authors and guess what??? There are!

Every month, there will be a new book to look forward to.

End of July/Early August
(It was scheduled to be released in Aug/Sept 09 but there it is..on the bookshelves end of July 09...and I see it as my August book! =p)

September 2009
October 2009

What these two books are all about?
Click yourself to a brief review on each book mentioned above by clicking on the title. ;)

What's to be released in November and December by the superb authors? I'm yet to know but I do not foresee any because Sophie, Cecelia and Mitch is considered done. Would take a little bit more time until their next book. ;)

No Reading; No Life!

This is going to be another "ranty" post.
I've been trying very very hard to read and post!
I've been trying since May! I barely even got the chance to drop by my own blog. *sigghhh*

Anyway, it is extremely hard that I do not get to read much lately. By the time I reach home, it will either be too tired to lift a finger or it is a.m. already that I am left with no choice but to try to get as much sleep as I could. Such a torture!

Lately, I have been straining my eyes late a night to read atleast 1 chapter. Trust me, straining my eyes to read a lovely book is a gazillion times better than straining my eyes to look at the computer screen. Worst of all, I see the black and white screen more than the colourful ones. "How niceee..." =p

For the past 2 weeks (after few late-night and early-morning readings), I managed to finish reading 2 books! =) Major achievement for me as it is a sign that I can still read as long as I have the energy to. As of now, I'm in the 3rd book of the month! Will definitely write some reviews.

And yeah...the Train Man post still needs a pic!Hihihi

Wish me luck! There are soooo many more books to enjoy!

If anyone from my project sees this, I need this to keep me motivated! ;)
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