Saturday, May 16, 2009

Now, this is what I call a SALE! (The Big Bad Book Sale Report)

I had a hard time controlling myself at the Big Bad Book Sale (Address: 2nd Floor, Dataran Hamodal Block A, Jalan Bersatu 13/4, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor). There are so many books and I was spoiled for choice.

It's really worth spending close to four hours scanning through the books. Most of the books were sold at MYR8. My most expensive book was MYR12 (Leadership Therapy: Inside the Mind of Microsoft by Anna Rowley) and that's a real bargain because Kinokuniya is selling it at MYR82.40! Another example of great buy is Tana French's The Likeness (MYR8 at the sale and MYR69.90 at Kinokuniya and other bookstores). How cool is that?

I am happy spending MYR261 (~US$72) for the books I bought. I found most of the stuff that are on my wishlist such as Alice Hoffman's Skylight Confessions, Sarah Addison Allen's The Sugar Queen, and many other intriguing titles by new-to-me authors. Here are some photos I took at the "scene".

The place was packed! It is quite comfortable as it air-conditioned although some sections seemed to be more stuffy than the rest. Back issues of magazines are sold between MYR3 and MYR5, but I didn't buy any
At the checkout counters. The lanes were segregrated into credit, credit and cash, and cash only.My loot! *WOOT*
I was given a box while queuing at the checkout lane. Before that half the books were in my shopping bag slung on my shoulder, and the other half I carried with my hands supported by my chest. I got meself a great "workout" for me arms today! Here are the books I bought:


  1. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
  2. The Likeness by Tana French
  3. Every Breath You Take by Sheila Quigley
  4. Starfish by Peter Watts
  5. Women as Lovers by Elfriede Jelinek
  6. Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper
  7. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  8. Changeling by Steve Feasey
  9. Daydream Girl by Bella Pollen
  10. Adam by Ted Dekker
  11. Alexandra: A Novel by Valerie Martin
  12. The Gathering by Anne Enright
  13. Wish You Were Here by Mike Gayle
  14. Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
  15. Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek
  16. Blood Sinister by Celia Rees
  17. Binu and the Great Wall by Su Tong
  18. Ordinary Ghosts by Eireann Corrigan
  19. The Weeping Women Hotel by Alexei Sayle


  1. Super Crunchers by Ian Ayres
  2. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  3. The Corporate Blogging Book by Debbie Weil
  4. Leadership Therapy by Anna Rowley, Ph.D.
  5. Sharpen the Saw edited by Palani K A Pillai
  6. Likeability Factor by Tim Sanders
  7. Calorie Counting
  8. 5001 Names for Cats by Stephen Baker
  9. It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump by John O'Hurley
  10. J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter by Marc Shapiro
  11. The Long Hot Summer by Mary Moody
  12. Think Like A Guy by Giuliana DePandi
  13. The Japan Diet by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle

The sale ends on Monday, May 18 so there is still time for you to go shopping!