Wuan and I raided the Pearson & Penguin Books Warehouse Sale three weekends in a row. When the security personel saw us there for the third time, I waved at him. On the second time we were there, he had asked Wuan to drop me off at the entrance as we had to park quite a distance away. We told him in unison that I was driving.
“Third round,” he stated as a matter of factly.
The books were stacked under a zinc roof erected over the car park of Pearson Malaysia. There were children, non-fiction and fiction sections. Nevertheless, one has to be patient in searching as the books were not organised like what one would expect in a book shop. We have no complaints though. This was after all a sale with the books being offered at greatly discounted prices.
Between the two of us, we spent more than RM400 the three times we were there. I bought classics mostly. Wuan bought the series by Terry Brooks. At the rate I read, these books will last me for at least one year, coupled with the more than ten books that I brought down from Penang which are still unread.
The good thing is that I have started to read again, seriously, and spending less time online. I have always wondered what I would do if there was no Internet. What did I do before I discovered the Internet? I read! And I watched television. I do not watch as much as I used to now as most of the shows on Astro are repeats. I have been feeling stupid lately with all the unproductive time I have been spending online. Hopefully, reading will make me a little less stupid.
4 thoughts on “There Is Life Away From The Internet”
I haven’t been able to read as much as I used to, or as much as I’d love to. The last book I read was “How STARBUCKS saved my life”. It was a birthday present, and boy, it was good 🙂
But yeah, Peter, reading is good, you don’t get tired wrists by reading, LOL.
Hey, I have that book too and have not read it yet. But I get tired eyes reading. Well, better titred eyes and stimulated brains than tired wrists on something unproductive.
There’s no life for me away from the Internet. How sad. 🙁
Aiseh, pak tor is not life away from Internet meh? Unless you both pak tor online also…
Wow, I went to the same book fair, (behind Nissan PJ, right?) but I didn’t have the chance to raid the whole place.
I agree with your last comment, Peter. After reading lots of literature books (some for study, some for personal), I’m getting the hang of free verse poetry and haiku. ^^ Truth be told, I don’t really have a life away from the Internet….
Hee! My books usually last me for about 6 months or so. I finished nearly all of the books I bought at the Big Bad Wolf Sale in August, so the sale came at just about the right time. It was an ok sale, IMO.
And I like life away from the Internet. That’s what my games are for. 😛
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