Friday, 27 November 2009
Well, before anything else, I would like to wish everybody (ada kerrr??) a Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha!! Hope the day has been enjoyable and that you had a great time with family tercinta.
This year I'm celebrating Aidiladha alone (though I'm flying home next weekend so maybe will celebrate it then so does it count?). Woke up slightly later than usual, but come afternoon I went out to my friend Sam's place for a little Raya makan-makan. Other friends also came, and we had a good time chatting and eating Raya food. That was the most Raya feeling I had today though.
Anyway, that was not really the reason for my overhyped happiness today. It's what I got afterwards that really made my day.
One of the greatest,simplest joys in life for me is in reading. I buy lots of books, and though I take a long time finishing them, I still find myself spending unplannned trips to the bookstore and bringing home at least one reading material.
My favourite bookhaunt is, and always will be the Amcorp Mall in Petaling Jaya. I remember feeling like a giddy kid in a candy store when I called my friend Diane about a cheap bookstore that I had just discovered at that time. I still love going to Book Access (top floor, a few doors aways from Kenny Rogers Restaurant)and everytime I went there I'd surely bring home at least one book.
Even at home, I have a sort of mini library. One three-tiered bookcase is already full and I know I should get my lazy bum off sometime and rearrange those books properly.
I actually have another similar shelf which is SUPPOSED to house my burgeoning number of books. However, nowadays this second shelf serves a purpose of a different kind;)
It's my cats' private shelf, their viewing tower to the outside world. Over and over again I kept telling myself I ought to just move it and fill it up with those overflowing books from the first shelf, but then again looking at how they enjoy being up there and it being their window to the outside world stopped me from doing so. Well, I might just get to IKEA and get another one to store them books then:)
Back to yesterday's happening, after makan-makan at Sam'splace, I thought I'd better pop by somewhere and remembered reading about a book sale in Amcorp Mall, so I drove there right away.
Suffice to say, I returned home a happy reader:D..All the books there were dead cheap, and if not because of the big crowd, I would've spent more time there browsing through the selection and probabbly bringing home plenty more books.
But I guess five will do for the time being. And the fact that there were really cheap was the icing on the cake.
5 Books=RM40.00 only!!!
And these are the lucky five I brought home. A nice mix of travel, adventure, humour and chick lit:)
Soo...this is the reason why I'm so happy today:D...
In the meantime, I'm not the only one enjoying getting new books, because..
My babies definitely are enjoying getting cosy with them too;)