Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Book Review: Mr Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange

I finished reading somebody else's diary two days ago. Well don't get too excited, it's only the diary of Mr Darcy, the dream guy from Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. Haha!

I recently found out that Mr Darcy's Diary was published in 2007. Wow, I didn't know about it till Jane Austen's birthday last year when this book was available free for download on Amazon.

Anyway, reading the book was enjoyable. It was engaging, interesting and I literally couldn't put it down. It's one of those books that I really couldn't wait to continue reading.

Why, you ask? Okay, it's partly because I was curious about what Mr Darcy thought about almost everything - Elizabeth, her family, Bingley, Caroline (some shocking ones here!) and everything else.

You may check out my review of this book on my other blog. :)

I was supposed to read Dead Girls Don't Write Letters before this but made a detour with Mr Darcy's Diary. I think my next book is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. But I also read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick until page 50 when I was in the bookstore the other day. So it's gonna be either one of these books.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have a Borders Rewards Card!

Borders has its own Rewards Card! Here's how it can benefit you if you sign up to be a Rewards member at a fee of RM20.

Enjoy 10% discounts when you buy:
1. Borders full-priced books
2. Basheer full-priced books
3. KL Commercial full-priced books
4. Unipress full-priced books
5. Starbucks F&B at selected outlets
6. Metrojaya products (on normal priced Metrojaya Fashion private labels when you spend RM100 and above in a single receipt at any Metrojaya departmental store)

Get 5% discounts when you buy:
1. Magazines
2. Hallmark greeting cards
3. Campap stationery products

There are other benefits too but the discounts should be the most enticing. Well, the 10% discount is not as attractive if compared to Popular bookshop's 20% discount on books for members but it's a good start for those who love Borders like I do. :)

I was at Borders Queensbay Mall last week and I couldn't help noticing the signs promoting the Rewards Card. How could I not ask about it, right?

So, when you sign up, you get a normal-sized card along with two sidecards with holes on the top left corner. You can hook the sidecards to keychains and stuff. But I don't really see the need of it if I already carry the big card in my wallet where I keep my money which I will use to buy books and whatnot. 

All the cards have barcodes though. The cashier will scan it and credit points for you. I will need to find out how to keep track of my points and how to use them.

Ah, I'm not promoting for Borders but I just think that the discounts are better than none at all. :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Don't miss these free e-books!

First, I'd like to wish Happy Chinese New Year to those who are celebrating it. Gong Xi Fa Cai! :)

Also, you get to download these e-books for FREE today and tomorrow (Sunday):

1. Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
2. Love at First Flight by Marie Force
3. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
4. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

For more information, visit Sourcebooks' eBook deals page. Or if you have a Kindle, just search for Kindle Editions of the above titles on Amazon.com.

I was so excited to see Dreaming Anastasia among the titles! It was one of those books that I really wanted but didn't want to spend money buying it yet. And whadaya know, I got it for free today. Ah, definitely a good day. :)
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