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09.04.2013 | 年逾書糧

[Volume 8 Issue 4, #1702]

查看書本清單 | see the book list
我一路話自己知, 一定唔可以再一次俾我啲一馬書本禮券逾期而冤冤枉枉咁浪費咗!! 所以言行一致, 去咗書店四次咁多, 每次查唔多翻轉成間書店咁濟, 目的就係要搵啲我有興趣睇嘅書, 跟住砌好同finalize張書單.. 終於上個星期六, 在去書店最後一次, 唔係搵書而係掃書喇, 從來未如此痛快地掃書法, 感覺好似上緊"supermarket sweep"節目咁, 哈哈!! 用咗比書券稍為多少少錢, 一共上倉15本書, 因為餘額係冇得退返錢嘅.. 其實我大多數都係買真實故事種類嘅書, 虛構故事尤其浪漫愛情小說就多謝夾承惠喇.. 有咗呢15本書, 配合我嘅龜速閱讀, 睇個年幾時間確實係綽綽有餘啦, 哈哈!! :D
i told myself, i shall never let my BB1M book vouchers expired and wasted them just like that for the second time!! and so, i took solid actions, went to the bookshop four times, searched every corner to find books i'm interested to read, compiled and finalized the book list.. and finally last saturday, i went there one last time to grab the books like i've never done before.. i felt like i were in the "supermarket sweep" game show, haha!! these are all the 15 books i bought, at slightly more than the value of the vouchers, as there is no refund for underutilized amount.. i went for mostly non-fiction and true-story and factual books, sorry no fiction especially romance and chic-lit for me, hehe.. with these 15 books and my tortoise reading speed, i guess they are enough to last me for more than a year, haha!! :D
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  1. Good morning SK, everyone!

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    1. Whoa, books! I love love love! I see some titles after my own heart. Lemme take a closer look..

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    2. Hmmm.. I see a health book, no, two. FAT should be interesting.

      Two cookbooks from one of my fav chefs. Enjoy his shows. He takes viewers places.

      Material Girl - good insight into the world of fashion/fashion designers. Interesting that the co-writer is
      'Anonymous'. Too hot to reveal name, I guess.

      Probably like you, I prefer non-fiction so that Dalai Lama book would be what I would buy too. I have one on his quotes.

      Mitch Albom - inspiring writer.

      Inside Steve's Brain - should be interesting. Autobiographies and biographies are certainly my cup of tea. I bought a copy of John Lennon and Edward Kennedy books at the last BBWBS. Great find to me.

      I noticed Emperor of China. Great insight into a dynasty. I recently bought a book about Beijing and how the old city is being slowly but surely taken over by development.

      Science? Yeah, a brainiac like you would be interested in. :p

      Happy reading! You have made good use of your vouchers?

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    3. Btw, I have yet to watch Life of Pi.

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    4. oh wow!! i really didn't know you love books so much!! errr, you have read those books you commented above already?? cool.. i think you must make very good friend with Small Kucing, haha~~

      i have watched Life of Pi but i have not read Life of Pi, haha!! that was why i bought Yann Martel's Beatrice and Virgil..

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    5. LOL.....I didnt know HS reads so much . Hmmm......but HS books more like same taste as SK.

      Me reads more fiction and chit lit. Pretty useless. Not much knowledge to glean from them

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    6. yeah, maybe HS can compete with Small Kucing to see who reads more books and reads faster~~ :D

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  2. Yam Martel既是書...你睇咗Life of Pi未?

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    1. 我睇咗Life of Pi部電影, 不過本書就未睇過, 哈哈!!

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  3. I see a lot of books on food! You don't have No Reservations - Anthony Bourdain? I can give you my copy - a friend gave it to me...and I'm not into having a proper library in the house. Just chuck here, there and everywhere after reading. Mitch Albom, my favourite is Tuesdays with Morrie.

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    1. hahaha, not really on food but the true stories behind our food!! oh, i don't have No Reservations.. what?? you do not keep your books?? hmmm, you are so bad, Kathy will hate you!! i keep my nooks nicely even feel so bad to make folds and crinkles on them~~ hahaha!! i would like to get Tuesdays with Morrie too, but they do not have that book there..

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    2. Uiks...i thought you already have Tuesday with Morrie....

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    3. no lah, i don't have that, thought buy buying that but BookXcess tarak..

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  4. Good morning, SK and all! Wow, bought so many books at one go! Anyway, I would do that if I have that kind of voucher. Free ma.
    "How Long is a Piece of String? and
    Have A Little Faith: A True Story" sound like interesting books.

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    1. of course have to use that voucher, i have waster them last year so i do not allow this to repeat for a second time!! "How Long is a Piece of String?" is scientific way of explaining many things in our life.. "Have A Little Faith" is from Mitch Albom, always a very inspiring writer..

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  5. It was such a shame that I do not recognize any books and authors here apart from Mitch Albom... love his Tuesdays with Morrie and Time Keeper

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    1. haha, well, i do not know them well too.. and i gotta agree about Mitch Albom, he is such an inspiring writer.. i have not read Tuesdays with Morrie!! what a shame!!

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  6. most of the books I have are sci fi and mystery hehe those are the genres that I love the most

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    1. hahaha, i am not into sci-fi and mystery or thriller at all.. i love non-fiction books, something more realistic, haha~~

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    2. I like sci fic too but more to old tpe like Isaac Asimov. I love his Foundations series. Am very impressed with the series as at the time it was written, most of the inventions was not around yet. Like the escalator..flying to outer space...It's rather eerie on how things are coming true nowadays based on his Foundation series

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    3. wah, sci-fi ah, i think i am more interested in watching the movies with lots of visual effects than reading the book~~ :p

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  7. I can't say that I am a bookworm but unlike a friend of mine... who can finish a book in a day or two.. I am a slow reader.. ..easily get tired of reading so I end up finishing a book for a month or so LOL

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    1. i am definitely not a bookworm and i a super slow reader!! can spend months to finish up reading a book.. hahaha!! we have someone around, Small Kucing, who can finish a book in a day or two!! :)

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    2. kekekekeke......provided it's a nice book la...

      wei...go get the Tan Twan Eng's Gift of Rain Book la or the Khoo Kheng-Hor's mamasan/Taikor?Nanyang?four Tower. I think you will like them coz the stories though are fiction but based one the happening during Malaya Penang era...before and after Japanese Occupation.

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    3. hahaha, but don't think i saw his book in BookXcess leh.. aiyah, finished my vouchers already.. maybe next time lah~~ :p

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  8. what I am looking for right now are those rare and hard to find Stephen Kings novels... can't find it anywhere except for amazon and ebay...

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    1. oh i think i saw a few of Stephen Kings in that bookshop i went!! errrr, mystery and thrillers right?? :)

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    2. I used to love Stephen King. Now.. not really anymore. :P

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    3. Stephen kings??? Oh wow...used to like them but now old already. Heart cant stand the tension and suspense.

      If only you are in Msia, I think you will go mad coz here can find loads of STephen Kings books and pretty chec too from the second hand book store and remainder books bookstores

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    4. lina now only likes to read books about running lah, right??

      wow, really that good until Small Kucing cannot take the tension and suspence?? hahaha~~

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  9. I take ages to read one books...

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    1. Haha same here! xD

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    2. i won't say it takes me ages but perhaps months lah, haha!! :D

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    3. How about Manga, Sharon? I think you might find Manga more interesting.

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    4. Manga contains very few words. I can finish a book in 1 hour :p

      I'm a manga and anime fan, yeah!

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    5. i don't really read manga lah, unless it's those very short story type.. lazy to hold that book for so long.. best still, those 4 boxes comic strips like the Old Master Q~~ :D

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  10. Wow, that's a lot lol, I always love to buy books but won't buy so many books in once=]

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    1. this time round got free vouchers for sure i can spend them like nobody's business!! if no free voucher, i will take days to decide whether to buy that ONE book or not?? :D

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    2. Hahaha, that's why I won't buy so many books in once, just force myself can buy one book in two or three weeks if not it seems like wasting too much on books!

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    3. i usually buy one or two books at a time also.. but since these vouchers have expiry dates, so i have to spend them ASAP lor..

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    4. if onky i have free books vouchers.....sigh...last time Bookxcess have contest so can try out luck to win book voucher.

      eh you usimg BB1M voucher did you join their contest.??? if not you better call them now see if still can drop and join. Got a lot of good prize leh...even got Myvi! Dont loose out la..just fill in the form...if you win Myvi take mau can give me...kakakakaka

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    5. SK still got time....see this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151456498392769

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    6. got, i spent all my vouchers there and they gave me a RM20 book voucher, then gave me 5 entry forms for that contest, hahaha.. no lah this year not MyVi, cut budget already become Viva only~~ :p

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  11. well, i will take some time to buy some books too~

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    1. oh, you also got your BB1M book vouchers?? :)

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  12. I see you buy two books on food, am I right? Looking at the title, Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour.

    I see buying The Heart of the Buddha's Path. This must be great. I read story of Buddha's to my girls every night, I see them improving a lot each day.

    FAT - what is this about? This is the word that I scare most. Heehehe!

    Another book is about the Emperor Kang Hsi.

    I hope you have made a right choice for all the books here. Enjoy reading!

    I seldom read now, except reading story books of my girls and for my girls.

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    1. oh that two books are not about food, but rather true stories about what's happening behind in the kitchen and stories behind the food (that we didn't know).. i love to gossip and reveal secrets, haha!!

      hahaha, i was also attracted by the word FAT!! it's a story of three FAT people and how they spend their life.. haven't really read it, will tell you about it after i've finished reading.. :)

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    2. I see your FAT book. I thought you wanna send to Sibu!

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    3. no lah, never intended to send anything to Sibu, i want that book!! :D

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  13. 15本咁多而且仲要雞腸,我睇我用5-10年都未睇得曬。

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    1. 咁又唔駛10年咁耐係嘛??

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    2. 要架,我屋企仲有好多本書2000年到依家都未讀。

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    3. 嘩, 2000年到依家?? 就快變古董喇~~ :D

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    4. 咪就係,所以我都好耐冇再買書囖。

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  14. Good morning ladies and gentlemen!

    I can fall asleep if ask me to read, haha! I just don't like reading... Erm may be love story or cook book is fine la, the rest, no thanks :p

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    1. You bought some cook books, so are you going to be in the kitchen during weekends/off days and try cooking something new? ^^

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    2. Eh why you don't like romance story ha? Hehe..

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    3. good right, whenever you can't sleep then make yourself to read a book and sure you can fell into sound sleep after two minutes, haha!!

      oh no, the two books are not about cooking lah.. but true stories behind the kitchen and food that we did not know.. interesting eih!!

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  15. Good day!

    Eh, I hope I'm not in the wrong site (mama kucing), as I see books and books here.

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    1. Not an avid fan of books. I dislike reading, prefer to use my eyes to watch, like, watching Twilight, LOTR, Harry Potter. Hehehe, all those movies adapted from books.

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    2. But I don't mind reading cook book or magazine. They have more pictures to words. The only books that I buy nowadays are cook books, thus if I have the voucher, I'll utilize it on recipe books, hah!

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    3. hahaha, i also buy books occasionally one but of course not as crazy as Mama Kucing lah.. i also like watching movie, especially those fiction, i don't like to read but i love to watch, haha!! cook books?? hmmm, i like them too, find those photos so delicious and hope i can cook them also~~

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    4. muhahaha....mad mad mad about books.......

      speaking of which...i yetto watch Twilight series and hunger games leh....they say nice...I read the books nice la

      I like cook books but tarak buy...i like see photos only but tarak use the cookbook one. got a few "white elephant" cookbooks in my storeroom

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    5. that Twilight series ah, i watched one of them only and then no more already lah.. i remember i slept throughout the first half of the movie, hahaha!! yalah, cookbooks nice to see lah, but won't really buy lah..

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  16. My kiddo's sitter's son just used his voucher to buy books for my kids. He is so sweet, he didn't get any for himself because he said he had enough but got some princess-y books for my girl and an activity book for my son.

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    1. aiyo he is really very sweet lah.. but i think those princessy and activity books still won't be costing him RM250 right?? but true also, it's not easy to get books for such a big amount too~~

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    2. wah so nice leh...

      eh you dont say ah...activities books manyak mahal in normal bookstore leh...one tiny book can cost puluhan RM

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    3. Last weekned say a lady and her friend holding one of those coloruing books with 4 crayons attached in one of the booksore...RM30+ ...i see my eyes already big as a saucers...some more the ladies asked the cashier got some more or not...I so wanted to tell them go la XXX store....much cheaper leh...less than rm10 can get.

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    4. Eh, the voucher comes in RM50x5, yes? No? Do you have to utilize RM250 at one go? I thought you can "split" the buying into batches.

      Popular bookstore even offers, buy above RM150, get RM10 free voucher.... something like that, hehe....

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    5. true also, i think now things for kids are even more expensive than things for the adults lah.. because those people know parents sure will buy for the kids, that's why they increase the price.. so bad huh??

      yeah, we were all given 5xRM50, i use one-shot at BookXcess lah, don't want to trouble go here go there.. somemore books are cheaper there..

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  17. Em... I heard rumours that the voucher value is going to increase, from RM250 to RM500. If so, SK can buy more books then :D

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    1. Provided you vote for BN la, right?

      Vote for BN, BR1M also increase.

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    2. the paper even say every student will be given one laptop if BN wins in the GE!! where does the fund comes from, may i ask?? but we all know right??

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    3. rm500 meh...i thought increased rm50 to rm300?

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    4. I never got any of the $$$ from gomen, what BR1M, what what some more? So you'll be able to predict whom I shall stand by, *wink*

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    5. i heard increased to RM500, if only increased RM50 to RM300 that is not attractive enough for ppl to vote them lah, hahaha!!

      aiyoh, Ah Hua didn't go apply all those XX1M thing meh??

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  18. Wah, you got so many books!

    But then, still cannot challenge how Meow goes shopping for books, right? wakaka

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    1. of course i am no way near that Mama Meow!! she is definitely the Mother of All Bookworms!! haha~~

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    2. hahahahah...too bad tarak get the voucher earlier else can borong in Jan BBWS aftermath sale RM5 each books....wahhhh RM250 can get how many books ah??? Can buy and sell online lor....I see memang got people buy and then sell thosed books online...rm25 or something a book...still untung RM10 la

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    3. yalor, i think i got the voucher somewhere in February lah.. that time the BBWS sales already over.. if not i think i can get like 40 over books!! hahahaha.. buy from BBWS and sell online?? hmmmm, nice idea huh?? :D

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  19. Can finish reading all in the near future ah?

    Don't let them covered by dust unread ya... kekeke

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    1. eih, for sure can finish reading them lah, it's just a matter of time lah.. they now lay nicely in the bookshelf, haha~~ :D

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    2. Lina, this SK so tidy tyoe of person you think will let them cover with dust ah> Sure will ask Fing Fing to clean up

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    3. errr, i arrange them nicely in bookshelf lah, whether they collect dust i dunno lah, cos from far cannot see mah~~ :D

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  20. You get extra voucher for using that BB1M voucher or not?

    I saw a few bookstores like offering dunno how much RM worth of vouchers for those using BB1M at their store. Value!

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    1. yalah, it's like so competitive for the bookshops to attract students to spend their BB1M there!! i got RM20 voucher only for spending all my vouchers and got into a contest also.. errr, other bookshops give more perks i think, but then since this one sells book a lot cheaper, i just spend my vouchers here lah.. can get more books mah~~

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    2. makes me wonder why? Is there a special incentive for the stores or what

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    3. yalor, i think sure got very lucrative incentives or commission lah..

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  21. My son and girl are going to give me the vouchers too..but i have yet to see them.. hahaha..

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    1. eih mind you, those vouchers will expired on 31/5/2013, must take action now!! i just missed last year's expiry date and wasted you know~~

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  22. woot woot Happy reading...some of the books look interesting to me... I love books

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    1. yeah, i love books too!! i love books more than reading actually, haha~~

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  23. Oh dear, at this house looking at books, I'll go ZZZzzz straight away.

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    1. Oops typo error. should be "...at this hour..."

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    2. I prefer cook books and magazine. *wink*

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    3. cookbooks also i like one, especially excited to see yummy nice food photos inside!! so motivating right?? :D

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    4. good la...good bedtime medicine. If got insomnia not need eat pills ...just read kakakaka

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    5. hahaha, sometimes i also find a boring book to read to make me sleep~~ :D

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  24. ACCA's book cost RM100-RM200. At least you have 15 books.

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    1. From those you've bought, I would like to read Emperor of China, Empress Orchid and of course Anthony Bourdain discovery about food all around the world.

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    2. What about that FAT by Rob Grant? Is is something amusing to read from?

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    3. nah, ACCA got nothing to do with me, hehehe!! i am not accounting or finance people.. oh you also like history reading?? Anthony Bourdain, yeah, telling stories behind food that we did not know, sure a good read.. FAT, i am attracted by this word, and yeah, it seems like an amusing read~~

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  25. Hey I haven't see mamarazzi yet. I bet she can smells the book here...

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    1. i guess she is reading her books from her N-th time BBWS borong lah~~ :D

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    2. LOL....ya lor how you know ah...so pandai...nah was reading Jodi Picoult's new book "The Storyteller". It's about the Holocaust where more than 5.0M Jewish people was murdered.

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    3. i know lah, your favorite Jodi Picoult, saw her books everywhere in BookXcess leh.. errr, she writes romance one right??

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  26. Since I don't have BR1M voucher, I don't buy books for myself at all. I utilize my membership in the club, by borrowing books from the club library, I usually borrow magazines like Feminine, Women Weekly, Health Today, Feng Shui Master and lots more.

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    1. yeah, that is wise!! just borrow the books because you do not want to spend so much and then they actually take up spaces.. oh, so you actually read more magazines huh?? :)

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  27. well books! im done reading two but haven't really
    found the passion of reading tho i enjoy those books i read

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    1. hmmm, perhaps you have not found one good book or writer that you actually like??

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    2. no i think the books were great haha it was me
      who is the problem haha

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  28. hmm no fiction? why no fiction? haha for me it was fun to read
    but then it requires a little more imagination while readin it
    haha have you tried reading iam no. 4?
    haha i enjoyed the movie yet i enjoyed the book even more

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    1. maybe i am not imaginative enough?? hahaha, i just prefer non-fiction and factual type of read.. fiction, yeah, those meaningful and inspiring ones like those from Mitch Albom and Paolo Coelho.. i have watched I am No.4 but i have not read it, haha~~

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    2. well i have heard praises about that paolo coelho!
      he must be great

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  29. hmm i think i need to read more books, for me to learn how
    to write better haha i was having trouble continuing my series
    coz im lazy and not much in the mood

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    1. nah, don't just think about writing better, but i think what's more important is that you enjoy the story from reading.. :)

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  30. oh there's a mitch albom's hmm i enjoyed his tuesdays with morrie.
    anyways i think you have another one of his books right?

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    1. yeah, i have his two other books but then i do not have his bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie!! what a shame~~ :D

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    2. haha well if only i could lend you my copy

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  31. by the way have you notice the most of the movies nowadays
    were based on novels? and it was really fascinating to watch
    especially if you have read it first

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    1. oh yeah, i heard that the hollywood is short of original scripts for the movies, and so many turned to adapt new films from books and even remake old movies..

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    2. yeah well, I think it was better that way

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  32. have a great and god blessed day sk
    take care always and happy blogging

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    1. you have a great day, take care and god bless you.. :)

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  33. I am surprise that you read those book...
    sigh... I don't have book voucher
    Few weeks ago I was in popular bookstore and I got 2 books.... :)

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    1. surprised that i read those books?? hahaha, what books do you think i should be reading?? wow, what books did you buy?? hmmm, must be hamsap books~~ :D

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  34. Good that you can still have that voucher. :D

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    1. hahaha, if you are a student you could get them too.. :)

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  35. Wow. You bought 15 books. That's a lot. Guess you need more than 1 year to finish everything? :p

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    1. yeah, with my super slow speed in reading, probably more than a year or even more than two years~~ :D

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  36. Why don't you wanna read romantic stories? :p It can make you more romantic ler.

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    1. errr, reading encyclopedia didn't make me wiser also mah~~ :D

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  37. hahaha....eh why go so many times....just ask them reserve for you la . They will do that for a week.

    Yes...I like ann Chee min book.....especially Empress Orchid and last empress...They are two books part one and part two...this red on is part one...i like it more...but i didnt like the last empress much as too much facts and politic...think you will enjoy last empress more.


    aiyo...you like Yan Mantel ah...I have the same book. Didnt know you like or else pass to you. Tarak paham la . I read and read still stuck in page 1 ...end up donated to the book exchange programme.

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    1. no lah, i went to survey what books i want to buy so that i "ngam ngam" utilise that RM250 mah.. cannot underuse and don't want to overuse also~~ oh, i just saw that book by accidents only.. wah, stuck at page 1 ah?? not that bad is it??

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  38. Material girl????? Buy for your sister or Kamala? Cant imagine you reading this

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    1. no lah, this Material Girl talks about insights into the fashion industry, all those dark stories that we may not know lah.. just like Pop Babylon and Air Babylon..

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  39. Greetings from Pudong Airport Shanghai.

    Last year Letchumi got her vouchers too. Guess what? She only got herself 2 thick books only.

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    1. those two thick books must be RM125 each?? hahaha..

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  40. nice books u got :D

    dammm! the cook book! u grab the COOK BOOK! :D so u gonna cook eh XD

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    1. I mean cook tour book and a book that related to kitchen hehe

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    2. well I dun have voucher, because I am not a student XD

      dam "nggm dai" lo . . . coz my sister and brother just apply to become kolej student last month . . . lol

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    3. no lah, those two are not cookbooks lah though many people mistaken that from the title.. they are about stories behind the food and kitchen that we did not know.. aiyoh, your brother and sister should have enrolled earlier mah.. we don't know if this BB1M voucher is still available next year..

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  41. If only I got that voucher Ethan will be soooo happy!

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    1. sure lah happy.. RM250 may not seem much but can actually buy quite a lot of book lah~~ :)

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  42. 真是愛看書的人~

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    1. 不然就白白浪費掉免費的vouchers嘛~~

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    1. yeah, they only have English books in that bookshop.. :)

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