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Book Heaven

Posted in Aussie Life, Books, Family, Mommy Diaries, Shopping on 8 October 2007 by Leah

Ayayay… I am just a weakling when it comes to books, especially when they are on my most wanted list!

Yesterday, we went to Big W to do a little shopping. I had already one book in mind, which I had decided to purchase a week ago after losing it in an auction on eBay. But, lo and behold, we discovered that they were putting up a lot of their books on sale. And I’m not talking itty-bitty discounts here. It was a huge 35% off! I was desperately trying to keep true to my one-book-limit. That is until I saw Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants in the bottom shelf. You see, I have been searching for this book for some time now.

J must have seen the sheer desperation in my eyes, as I kept looking back at the shelves while we were walking away. I was also mumbling that I probably wouldn’t be able to get any sleep at all that night. Finally, he uttered, “Kunin mo na! (Get it already!)”

I was delighted, of course, to hear these words. But I was also ashamed that I had given in, once again, to my addiction. In return, I promised J I’ll stay clear of all those book shops in the coming weeks. Well, I’ll try. Easier said than done! ๐Ÿ˜›

Getting Back Into the Groove

Posted in Aussie Life, Books, Home Front, Mommy Diaries on 1 October 2007 by Leah

Things are starting to look up at home now. I think Erin is starting to sleep well once again at night time. I suppose it helped that we brought her to the mall twice this weekend. But I’m not getting my hopes up just yet. ๐Ÿ˜›

I also think things are more manageable of late because I was able to pick up David Sedaris’ Dress Your Family in Curdoroy and Denim yesterday after six long months. Can you imagine six months?! Anyway, good thing it was the anecdotal type so I did not have to read from the start.

This has somehow sparked my former obsession once again of hoarding books! These past two weekends, I’ve already bought two books from Beakys. Currently, I am watching a few more on eBay. Oh dear, I think I know now where all those paid-post earnings will go to. Haha! ๐Ÿ˜›

Just got in

Posted in Books, Family, Home Front on 13 August 2007 by Leah

Look what came in the mail for me today…

hp7

Well, better late than never. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not much of an HP fan but this was sold on eBay at a real low price and I couldn’t let it get away. Anyway, I don’t intend to read it just yet. I need to read a couple more from the series first. The last one I read was Prisoner of Azkaban. I know, I have a lot of catching up to do! Meanwhile, all this HP hoopla has got J very intrigued and curious about it. I think he might give it a go to see what all this madness is about. ๐Ÿ™‚