01 January 2013

The Mega Bookish Syndrome

A mother once told his son ' Doh doh beli buku, mung takdok baju doh! Aku beri seng bukang suroh mung beli buku, beli baju. Ghobok tu dok muat doh nok letok buku. Beli lain kali!'- and so, the son went to H&M with his older sister. Then to all the malls in Bukit Bintang with one mission- to shop for clothes. It was a very hard thing and finally what came of it is 'nothing'! No shirt at all. Why? Because the son wants a DC Comic shirt and not the ouh-I'm-a-grown-up shirt.

He found himself enjoying filling his luggage with books. He found himself overwhelmed to finish all of these now:

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2012 Book List

1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
2. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
3. Underground by Haruki Murakami
4. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
5. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
6. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
7. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
8. Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
10. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
11. The New Life by Orhan Pamuk
12. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
13. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
14. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
15. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
16. Please Look After My Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin
17. The Malayan Trilogy by Anthony Burgess
18. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
19. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
20. Pearl of China by Anchee Min
21. Sula by Toni Morrison

Non- fiction
1. The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace
2. The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
3. The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
4. Einstein: The Life of a Genius by Walter Isaacson
5. Evolution in Action by Natural Museum of Berlin
6. The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography by Beau Riffenburgh
7. What on Earth Happened by Christopher Lloyd
8. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
9. 21 Speeches That Shaped Our World by Chris Abbot
10. The Iron Lady by John Campbell
11. High Financier by Niall Ferguson
12. Civilisation: The West and The Rest by Niall Ferguson
13. A Brief History of Khubilai Khan: Lord of Xanadu Emperor of China by Jonathan Clements
14. Curchill by Paul Johnson
15. Thuciydides by Donald Kagan
16. The Times Complete History of the World
17. Can Asians Think by Kishore Mahbubani
18. Adapt by Tim Harford
19. Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
20. Your Brain: A User’s Guide
21. How to be More Interesting by Edward de Bono
22. I Am Right, You Are Wrong by Edward de Bono
23. Lateral Thinking by Edward de Bono
24. Simplicity by Edward de Bono
25. Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward de Bono

Children’s Book
1. Rani and Two Friendship Tales Disney
2. Curious George
3. The Lion King
4. Classic Adventures

I don't intend to make 'any'one jealous. If someone can help me to shop for clothes with styles that don't make me look like a douche bag, please come forward. -The Chukai Insider


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