Mar 17, 2008

impulse buying

gramedia (a bookstore chain here, equivalent to thai kuang or MPH in Malaysia) had used books sales today.

and i rushed to it after dinner.

spent around rp 226 000 (lebey kuang rm 100)

i bought:
  1. The Feast of All Saints -Anne Rice
  2. The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien
  3. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned - Anne Rice
  4. The Dante Club - Matthew Pearl
  5. White Death - Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos
  6. Trojan Odyssey - Clive Cussler
  7. Servants of the Bones - Anne Rice
  8. Hannibal - Thomas Harris
  9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I'm collecting Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, other than what listed up there, i already have Pandora, Tale of the Body Thief, Blackwood Farm, and Vittorio the Vampire. i can't remember whether i already owned Interview with the Vampire, even though i vividly remembered i've read it a few times before.

Silmarillion is also addition to my LOTR collections. now i'm only missing The Hobbit and The Two Towers (sebab malas nak beli..haha!).

Bought Dante's Club because the murder cases have something to do with Dante's Inferno (been trying to find that book...i've already have Faust, now i want Dante). sounds mysterious, satanic and gory. definitely my cup of tea (or should i say coffee? i don't like tea that much).

I really like Dirk Pitt's adventure in Inca Gold, thus i accidentally bought 2 of Clive Cussler's books. hopefully they'll be as fun as the Incan adventure. go Dirk Pitt!!

Hannibal. well, i like the movie well enough to think that the book will be better. heh.

Sir Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is what drawn me into the world of detectives and mysteries. it's a classic. it's a great classic. i'd be a fool not to buy it. XD (though i prefer A Study in Scarlet better...)

oh. and i don't think i'll be finishing all these books in 3 months time. since i already have a few books i'm currently reading, and still not finished like The Labyrinth - Kate Mosse (reviews said it's better than Da Vinci Code, i say it lacks the excitement and conspiracy of the Code), Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories - various author (well, it's thick. and a lot of stories. plus old style english. needs time to digest) and a few more i haven't even touch.


after this i will not have to buy books for another 6 months. XD

No comments: