As some of you may know, my sister and I are pretty big readers. The occasional book fair splurge that our dear father indulges us in (what better thing for a parent to spoil their kids with than books, right?) have amassed quite a collection. This right here is our shared bookshelf...after spending hours going through books to give away and recycle.
The mini Eiffel Tower beside it is actually a CD rack.
If you think that's a lot, well, the number of books we didn't want anymore should bowl you over as well. Some of them, we outgrew. Most of them were bought by our father who thought we'd like them; unfortunately, we didn't.
My having lost RM150 recently, I decided to be a little bit enterprising. I went through the large pile to see if there were any books we could sell instead of give away. My criteria was that they had to be fairly well-known titles that were in at least okay condition, and in the end, came up with five books.
Ignore that last bottom one; I found a hole in the back of the book.
(It wasn't me, I swear.)
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.
It's a hardcover book, pretty much in perfect condition. The only drawback is I lost the red ribbon that came tied around it as decoration, but then again, you can't read a ribbon. Going for RM 20.
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.
One of those books that makes even guys cry. Paperback, in perfect condition as well. However, the pages are yellowing because we got this some time ago (before the movie came out). Going for RM 10.
Thanks For the Memories by Cecelia Ahern.
Another paperback in mint condition, save for the yellowing pages. I don't know why I used to be so into Ms. Ahern. Going for RM 10.
Holes by Louis Sachar.
In all honesty, this book isn't in prime condition, but I loved it a lot. It's pretty old, and the pages are yellow, but it's still a darn good book. Fun fact: It was the novel they used for English Literature in the SPM last year. Going for RM 5.
Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer.
Artemis Fowl is a great series. They're children's books, but the dialogue is really clever and witty, full of dry humour. The edges of this are a little bent, and the pages are slightly yellow, but it's in pretty good condition otherwise. Going for RM 7.
Prospective buyers, please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! It'd be awesome if you were a collegemate, 'cause then I'd be able to pass it to you next week when the next sem starts. If you aren't, never fear -- pick-ups at any LRT or monorail station can be arranged. (I've never sent a parcel in my life and don't trust myself with that.)
Oh, and please tell all your friends! If you know of any bookworms who are always on the prowl for cheap books, be sure to direct them here. My room is small enough without an extra five books lying around!