Thursday, October 30, 2008

Books galore!

I’ve been having a saga with my Blackberry charges… I went to Emporium Mall to sort it out yesterday. Two lovely staff at AIS have been soooo helpful and now I’m nearly sorted out.

I can’t go into Emporium without stopping by Kinokuniya bookshop – even when there isn’t a specific title I want. There is never a time that I don’t want to stop by any bookshop: bookshops are my church. And what luck, they were just setting up their sale table. They have periodic sales where the fiction tends to be 100 Thai Baht (£1.70ish) and the non-fiction paperbacks are 300 Baht. So I bought this bundle of goodies for just 1000 baht (look at it in Baht and it sounds much cheaper than the £17 in sterling!)

When I got home I got my second parcel of the week! How lucky am I? It was a free copy of ‘An Old Fashioned Arrangement’ by Susie Vereker. The blurb sounds great so I’m very excited about reading it. I shall report back.

Bangkok Residents Note: There's an email originating from the US Embassy going around that PAD are demonstrating today between Siam Paragon and Emporium, via the British Embassy, so if you go to the book sale... take care or maybe go tomorrow instead.


Carol and Chris said...

Oooohhh new books.....lovely!! I shall go and have a nosey tomorrow...I think I've had enough excitement for one day!!

C x

Debs said...

More books, wonderful. Every time I venture into town, I end up treating myself. I really should stop for a bit.

JJ said...

Carol, If you like Nicholas Sparks, there are lots of his books! Eeek.

Debs, I should so stop too. I don't need any more books right now.

wordtryst said...

I feel the same way about bookstores. Nice haul you got there.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Oooh there's an Ann Patchett I haven't read, I love her books, I must look out for that one. Good news on the word count too (re previous posts) - well done!