Sunday, May 15, 2011

Where to rent books online in Malaysia?

You know, life is full of choices. If it's not A, then it's B. If it's not blue, then it's red. If you're not gonna buy, then rent. Haha.

Oh yes, if you ran out of books to read (how could you anyway???) and you don't want to spend money to buy new novels, you can opt to rent books. Best of all, you can start renting books online. That way, you can choose which books you want to read from the comfort of your comfy couch/chair/sofa and your trusty computer.

OK. So far I've found three sites which offer online book rentals in Malaysia.

It claims to be Malaysia's first online book rental website. But yeah, they've been around for many years, even before I started blogging in 2006. I even opened an account with them in 2005 but never rented any books. I only bought a book from them two years after that. Anyway, they have romance titles, thrillers, mysteries, self-helps and other non-fiction books. You can even earn money by offering to rent out your books through their Netsellers programme.

This is a recent discovery, as recent as 15 minutes ago. It's a neat blog with clear instructions all laid out for visitors. They have a variety of reading materials ranging from biographies, college textbooks, comics, young adult novels to magazines. And wow, they even rent out DVDs, VCDs and music CDs. Incredible!

I found this website like 10 minutes ago. :) Lots of classic titles. It also offers chick lit, romance, teen, mystery and thriller, horror, politics and social economy and religious books.

***ETA: Oct 6, 2013

Thanks to Pauline Jee for e-mailing me about her book rental online store which established just this year. Renting books is done online and they offer a wide range of books such as fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction, graphic novels and children's books. Free shipping is available for a rental price of RM20 and above.

So there you go. Four online choices for you to pick if you want to try renting books. Do let me know if you know anymore of such book renting services. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free e-book: Four Corners of the Sky

Get a free e-book of The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone on the web (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Sony, Kobo or
Books-A-Million) for this weekend only.

Book summary:

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky...The flat slow land starts to shiver and anything can happen.

In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine's seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life. Thus begins an enchanting novel that bursts with energy from the first pages, and sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets.

The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others...or a gift we give ourselves?

10% off books at The Book Depository

You can enjoy a 10% discount off 'EVERYTHING' at online bookstore, The Book Depository until May 31.

There are some terms and conditions involved, so just read them before you buy. An example of the terms is 'The discount code can only be used once per transaction', so it's the usual ones.

The code to use before checkout is 'May11'.

They offer free delivery worldwide so grab this opportunity to use the discount if you were planning to do some book shopping! :)
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