Friday, October 29, 2010

New books and update on my Kindle 3

I make it a rule not to buy any books whenever I decide to stop by bookshops like Borders, MPH or Popular. Why? Because there are so many unread books at home! But I overheard an announcement in Borders this morning and I thought I heard that if I spent RM50 and above, I'd be entitled to some special promotion or something.

So I grabbed a copy of Pop Star! magazine, which had Justin Bieber posters inside. No, I'm not gonna pin Justin up in my room but my niece was asking for large posters of him. Then I browsed the Young Adult section to select a title so that my purchase would amount to more than RM50.

Boy, was it tough to choose a book! There was an abundant of great titles but it took me a really long time to make up my mind. I would have grabbed them all if I had all the money in the world but since I don't enjoy such luxury, I decided to settle for one book only.

Finally, I chose Legacies by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill. I haven't heard of this book before but the synopsis on the back sounded good. It cost me RM39.90.

So I went to pay for the book and magazine. Guess what? There was no promotion for purchases above RM50. I must have heard wrong. The cashier said there were promotions only for those who were going to fly on Malaysia Airlines and also something about RM100. Hmph! I swear I heard RM50 somewhere. Never mind.

Anyway, the Borders store at Queensbay Mall is going to set up a Book Club. They might meet once or twice a month. It's not confirmed yet but they're getting members now.

I also received the copy of Complete Idiot's Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s, which I ordered from Book Depository.

Meanwhile, I got The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook for review. Thanks Audra from The B&B Media Group for sending it to me!

Last of all, a copy of The Nanny Returns by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin arrived in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. I had to review it as part of the International Book Tour.

As for my Kindle 3, it's already been shipped to my vPost address in the US. (Click here to sign up for vPost if you want to.) I also had to send the invoice for my Kindle order to vPost for processing. I'll need to pay for shipping to Malaysia after that. Let's hope they get back to me soon! I placed my order for the Kindle on Oct 20 and it's been such a long wait since!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Waiting for my Kindle 3

Guess what? I ordered the Kindle 3 from Amazon two days ago. Or better known as Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display (Graphite) - Latest Generation priced at USD139. The current status says that it'll be shipped soon.

Anyway, I'm soooo... impatient for it to arrive! :D  I never thought that I'll be buying an e-reader. Oh well, there's a first time for everything.

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