Wednesday, September 30, 2009

13 Recently Bought Books! TT #27

I found out about the Penguin warehouse booksale on the final, final, final day of the sale! It was a Sunday, and I had planned to rest, and get some household stuff done, but it was the final day, and Penguin warehouse sales are the bestest!

If it was an MPH warehouse sale, or Paylessbooks warehouse sale, or any other warehouse sale, I could probably pass. But Penguin’s the best, and the last time they had a sale was in 2007 and I missed it!

You know why they’re the best? Coz they’re the cheapest. The other warehouse sales aren’t really sales at all… just more excuse for the organizers to make money. =P

So anyway….here’s what I got:

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Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

I forgotten exactly what this book was about, except that it’s about a Jane Austen addict. =P I bought it because I remember hearing about it a while ago and wanting to get it but not being able to.

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100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I recently read  Love in the Time of Cholera and I loved it, and of course this is another one of his famous books. I have to admit I don’t know a single thing about what this book’s about though. =P

3. image The Sushi Economy by Sasha Issenberg

The sub-title says, “Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy”. I like sushi, I’m interested in economy, and I love learning about the makings of everything, especially if it’s something that I eat.
4. image The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman

This book is about “the unstoppable power of leaderless organizations”, or how being disorganized can actually make you richer than if you were disorganized. A different concept from what we’ve been conditioned to believe in, and hey, I’m a terribly disorganized person, so I think I need this book!
5. image Surviving the Extremes by Kenneth Kamler

I took one look at the title and sub-title, which was, “What Happens to the Body and Mind at the Limits of Human Endurance”, and pretty self-explanatory, and decided I wanted to read about it.
6. image The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

I heard many people mention this book, I remember it because of the unique title, but I still don’t know what it’s about. =P I’ve only heard good things about it so far, though, so I don’t think I’ll regret this buy. =)
7. image Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

And yet another book I don’t know anything about, and just bought coz they were cheap!! =P This one was the cheapest at RM5. But again, only heard good things about it, so… =)
8. image The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie

I’ve been interested in anything with “labyrinth” in its title since David Bowie’s movie of the same name years and years ago. I bought this book coz of the title and because I vaguely remember hearing people talk about it.
9. image The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

My boss read his first Theroux book a couple of weeks ago and now he’s in a Theroux phase (like I’m in my Stephen King phase), so this one was for him. =)
10.image Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil

Well, I don’t know how seriously to take this book, but I’m curious and I want to read it before making judgements. It’s a fascinating subject matter anyway, and since I’m interested in health of the body, mind, and soul, I think this book might have something for me.
11.image Ghost Children by Sue Townsend

I recognize the name, but wasn’t sure who she was. The book looks interesting though. It’s about aborted fetuses and selling babies to childless couples, and of course, the way it affects two particular protagonists.
12.image Holly’s Inbox by Holly Denham

I read it online when it launched years ago, and I remember really enjoying it. I knew it came out on paperback but I didn’t want to buy it since I’ve read it online before. Finding it at the sale was a huge bonus!
13.image Holly’s Inbox: Scandal in the City by Holly Denham

This was a huger bonus! =) Because I’m sure this is the sequel, which I hadn’t read online, so it’s a great buy! On a side note though, I remember hearing that Holly Denham is actually a man, or something like that.

I can’t wait to dig into these books! I’m buying them faster than I can read for sure! I think I need to take a break from the book buying and start reading them first! LOL!


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