Previous years, I made it a monthly routine to buy books worth at least RM100 so at the end of the year, I have at least RM1,000 worth of books bought. It was not hard to do, I tell you. With books at the average of RM30++ each, you can just get 3 or 4 without stretching your budget. I have 3 kids, 2 of which demanded books for themselves as well. The rest self-explains I guess.Anyway.
My recent purchase includes Her Fearful Symmetry, The Concubine's Daugther, The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Tebby suggested), 2 books from the Inspectors Singh's series, 2 vintage books by Jane Austen i.e. Sense & Sensibility (I know, I know, macam budak sekolah) and Pride & Perjudice (again?) and Seven Years In Tibet.
I've just finished reading The Time Traveller's Wife. Before that it was Tunggu Teduh Dulu by Fehsal Tehrani. I think I'm gonna read Hijab Sang Pencinta next. I'm not good at book review. In a nutshell, The Time Traveller's Wife, is a must read. There's a movie based on the novel too. Tunggu Teduh Dulu satistified my crave for good malay books.
Tebby suggested this. Thanks Yang.
Love it big time.
I also bought quite an impressive collection of cook and recipe books. I, however, shyly admit, I just tried like 3 or 4 recipes so far. Maybe one each week as 2010 resolution? Haven't I, every year, anyway? We'll see if I can stick to it next year, shall we?
I also have a complete collection of Indonesia's writer Andrea Hirata. It began with the lad's Laskar Pelangi. I was (still am) hooked that I followed the 3 sequels later. These are my most loved books.. Laskar Pelangi, Sang Pemimpi, Edensor and Maryamah Karpov. He makes you cry, he makes you laugh, he makes you wonder, he makes you inspire. Go read those, worth the time.The four books are mostly based on his own personal life experience.
I wonder if he'll be as good writing fiction solely based on imagination
'not yet read' collections