Monday, October 06, 2014

Bear and Books

My friends and I had dinner on the eve of my birthday. They surprised me with a lovely, cuddly and snugly bear, which I named Sissy because we ate at Sizzler's and that's where they gave me the bear.

I could only think of buying books as a birthday present for myself. The sudden changed of weather, however, prevented me from going to the only English used books shop in our town. 

So I spent the entire birth day reading, "Princess: A True Story of Life Behind Veil in Saudi Arabia" and finished it just before going to bed.

Today we had a perfect weather and so I went to the bookshop with my friend. As usual, the owner welcomed us with a smile. We browsed books upon books searching for one that would beg us to buy and bring it home. 

I got myself 3 books that I think I'd like to read this week. My friend paid for 1 book as a post birthday gift. 

As usual (Oh, how I love it!) the owner gave us discounts. When I mentioned to him that it was my birthday yesterday, he gave me 3 more books for free! How cool is that? Even though they're not the kind of books that I would usually read, but it's a gift! It adds sentiments to the book and makes it precious to me.


1. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (I've never read the book nor seen the movie so I'm glad I found a copy)2. Farewell My Concubine by Lilian Lee (same as #1)3. The Young Lenin by Leon Trotsky

gift by the owner of the bookshop:

1. Julia's Last Hope by Janette Oke
2. Angel Walk by Roger Elwood
3. Pollyanna by Young Reader's Christian Library 


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