Thursday, October 23, 2008

Craving for a book?


Can you imagine me craving for a book?? its not to be eaten, of course (i'm not that weird, ok?)...i've heard lots of good reviews regarding this book since it came out but being me, i'm always ketinggalan sikit...

everytime i saw it at the bookstore, i would grab it and then put it back in its shelf...dunno why.

but the urge to find out what it is about is always there.

maybe by not reading it, its my way of trying to not follow the current trend...i even bought the dvd earlier this year (i think) and until now i haven't seen it...ntah kenapa...

but things changed on Sunday, 12th...while waiting for fitri and my in-laws to arrive di GE Mall, i went to MP*H. (i was working that day, so sampai the mall earlier than orang lain).

i went to the shelf that have this book and duduk on the floor buat tak tahu kat dunia lain and read this book....it caught my attention...i finally flipped the pages!

i read until chapter 5. and i left the bookstore with a sense of regret of not buying it....

then, last wednesday, i went out with my parents and i searched the book kat Ampan*g Poin*t....ada di Popula*r tapi cover and font tak best...so, eventho i was tired already, i managed to pujuk my parents to Wangs*a Maju...

dengan penuh bersemangat ni, berjalan lajulah (since i can't really run nowdays) i ke MP*H sana....punyalah puas mencari, rupa-rupanya the book takde!

imagine my dissapointment and anger when i found out takde! i mean, it is a popular book and it is one of the most popular bookstore...

what i realised was, most of the books there are locally published books (which is good) and yang tak bestnya, kebanyakan juga buku cinta-cintan.....*sigh*.

adakah buku-buku ini berdasarkan demografik pembaca? adakah ia melambangkan bahawa pembaca di kawasan itu lebih tertumpu kepada chic lits and kisah-kisah cinta? (i have nothing against chic lits, mind you...i read them too)

i'm not denying that there are good books there, but the novels yang dijual tu..*sigh*.

i really think i was 'craving' for the book. why you say? coz when i didn't get it, my hati hancur macam orang yang mengidam tak dapat apa yang dia nak...hehehe...

hearing that i really² wanted the book, fitri bought one for me...hehehe...but of course now i have to wait for him to sampai dari melaka.. :-P thank you, dear!

12 comments:

tank said...

yes, publishers in malaysia, like most other businesses, will only make those that can sell apart from some small independent publishers yg trendnya just publishing lefties books.
anyway, u got your book and sorry for reading it till chapter 8 while in the bus back! hehehe

Fadzli said...

Ala...i pun dah lama teringin nak baca Kite Runner..

Bidadari said...

abi, thank you for the book! nasib baik u tak cerita kat i what happens at chapter after 5 tu! anyway, i pun dah baca chapter 8...uhuhu...so sad.

grunge, nnt once we're done, u nak pinjam buku tu boleh je...tho, it might be a while since i'm such a slow reader...asyik bersilih-ganti buku tu and my preggie books. :-)

L.C. Keong said...

Hi Anne! Your new blog layout is so nice! Love it. Its more 'you' :)
Kite runner? Doubt if I will ever read it. I have watched the show though. Good stuff.
Cheers,

Bidadari said...

keong, gosh! how are you? how's married life? not as scary as u thought it'll be, huh? *wink*. i love the layout too..stumbled upon it by accident..hahaha..

oh, u should read the book! good stuff! after the book, then i might see the movie.. :P

bee said...

my kite runner is sitting safely on the shelf. it's been few months since i bought it, sampai skang tak sentuh2 lagi. tgk la, maybe after i finish the current book i'm reading since u pun been talking about this book nonstop kan ;)

btw, new layout. NICE! :D

Bidadari said...

bee...thank you! i ambil the layout from this website yang nama dia amatlah double meaning tapi layouts dia amatlah cantik!! :-P

ooo..u should read kite runner! i pun ingat citer dia tak best, serious..but then, its hearfelt la..i got teary eyed at certain chapters..now, nak tgk the dvd pula.. *wink*

tank said...

slow reader konon...tak sampai seminggu dah habis baca. err...wat happened to the translated book i gave to you? can give it out to charity lah... :p

Bidadari said...

errrr..that book ah? hmm..ada ada dalam my bookshelf. dowan give charity. will read it one day... :-P

beautifulLIFE said...

hehehe anne nnt baby pun rajin baca buku gak like his/her mama!

mizmaleya said...

anda membuat saya terpanggil untuk membacanya juga. harus dicari. judul aja sudah melambai2 mcm layang-layang terbang...

Bidadari said...

sha, i hope so..jadi family pencinta buku sebab dua-dua mama and abah dia pun suka baca...hehehehe...

maliah, anda harus membacanya! suatu yang tidak harus dilepaskan!...tgk dvd dia tak sama, tak sepuas seperti membaca novelnya...