What’s nice about not going for holiday is – you have plenty of dough to buy stuffs with. And I did just that.
Popular Bookstore has 20% off on all their English titles. So, I picked up Memoirs of a Geisha and Brokeback Mountain. Walked around for a while. Almost bought them.
Later, The Harmony Silk Factory caught my eyes. I had heard about Tash Aw but never read any of (his or her ah?) books. Blushes….I know, I am very out of touch with reading because motherhood sucked away the time and interest. It has been ‘The Art of Breastfeeding’ these last few years. Just google and found that he is a cina-apek-ish looking Malaysian guy and just wrote his first book. 🙂
Tash Aw was born in Taipei to Malaysian parents and brought up in Malaysia.
He was educated at a Catholic school in Kuala Lumpur before moving to England to read law at Cambridge university.
Aw moved to London before taking a place at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where he gained an MA in creative writing.
Set in the 1930s and 1940s, The Harmony Silk Factory follows three men and a woman as they journey through the Malaysian jungle.
Citing his influences as Flaubert, Faulkner and Nabokov, Aw is currently working on his second novel.
So, I was carrying these three books and doing mental calculation how much RM39.90 x 3 – 20% costs. Much more later, I found Michael Crichton ‘State of Fear’. I had always love John Grisham, Michael Crichton suspense thriller. Someone recommended this title to me few days ago.
Die ler, so many books I want to buy but so guilty of spending so much money in one day.
After that, my 10 years old wanted to buy all the 7 books from the Chronicles of Narnia. RM167-20%. I flipped through Narnia and damn, I am going to love them too.
So, I had to reluctantly put back Brokeback Mountain and Geisha. Anyway, I dare not show my atm that I chosed Brokeback Mountain ‘cos I know he is going to turn blue at Popular if he sees it.
Now, I can forget about blogging and just make myself a big pot of tea and just read. Life is good! Life is beautiful!
P/S : If you written a review, let me know your URL please?