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!


  1. I've also barred myself from going to any store lately because I have TOO many books on my shelf that have not been read yet!

    Hope that you'll be getting your Kindle very soon. I think that if they're using DHL/FedEx, it'll cost you about RM160-180 for shipping. I think in another week or two, the Kindle will be here =)

  2. Barring myself from the book stores never seem to work for long ... there is always a limit to the amount of time I can stay away from buying new books. :-)

  3. visit my blog for new & used copies at bargain prices. can also source other books upon request, always cheaper than retail

    im reading melissa marr's wicked lovely - young adult series. human - faeries romance :) have u tried it?

  4. you can get Kindle 3 here in Malaysia without the long wait. Just check out Low Yat Forum or

  5. Wow for Borders beginning a Book Club! Have you joined?

    And second wow for getting a Kindle 3 all the way from the US. Hubby has been asking me about it but I don't know, I still like the feeling of turning the pages of a book...

    Anyway, I'd love to know more about the Kindle when you get it!!!

  6. hi,
    have you received your Kindle 3? Mind to share your experience getting Kindle into Malaysia? Any tax imposed? Thank you..Happy reading!


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