Sunday, October 01, 2006

Our new alarm clock

Our new alarm clock
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
Just bought this alarm clock to wake me up during Ramadan.Now, I am reading The Learning Curve by Melisa Nathan.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Mendocino and Other Stories

This is my first time reading a novel by Ann Packer.

Yesterday,completed in a record time of 5 days reading A Matter of Honour by Jefferey Archer.Nice thriller but nothing much for knowledge and wisdom.

Today,I bought a book full of wise discourse by Paulo Caelho-Like The River flowing..

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Matter of Honour

The title attracted my curiosity because not many people these days talk and have honour. When I check the author's name,then I immediately borrowed the book from Azizah.I hope to return the book by the time time they came back from umrah. To Anuar and Azizah,may your journey to The Harams be showered by rahmah from Allah swt.

The author's name is Sir Jeffrey Archer.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Small is the new BIG

Small is the new BIG
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
In the last thirty days, I have read and enjoyed reading two novels-The Remains of the Day(by kazuo Ishiguro) and Veronika Decides To Die (by Paulo Coelho).

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, July 10, 2006

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The damaged spine

The damaged spine
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
I could not locate any shop to repair the damage spine of my antique book.So I did it my way...hopefully it lasts .

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Latest photo of my bookshelf

Latest photo of my bookshelf
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
I have added about two books a month to my bookshelf.Now,I am running out of space....

April and May books

Just for my record,I bought two books in April,2006.

1.The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

2.The Travellers by John Twelve Hawks

Comments: Initially, the books were interesting but they drag along...I am struggling to finish reading them.

So far,in May 2006 I bought two books:


2.Operation Red Jericho

No comments on the above yet.

Operation Red Jericho

Similarly bound by elastic band
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
The book is worth every ringgit.Please go and buy one copy.Only three copies left at The Borders.

At The Borders

At The Borders
Originally uploaded by Adibi.
Yesterday, my son Amir and me were at the Borders.I bought Operation Red Jericho and it is a really nice book to have.After browsing the bookshop,I spent some time with my son to discuss about his future and career over a cup of coffee at the Starbuck Café.

These are the moments that I enjoy when my kids are still with me....soon,he has to start working and having a family of his own.Just like I did almost 30 years ago.

That is life...I can't eat the cake and still have it.Both of us share a chees cake;-)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Wedding-Continue from Notebook

This is a hardcover book I bought for my wife.She had read it but I have not.I think it is time I read the book.I bought it for RM74.00 at Times Bookshop.The first print was in September,2003.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Continue reading...

More than a year ago(in July 2004),I bought The Rule of Four. Some how I keep postphoning to get reading the book until today...

I hope to read it this month.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Bookcrossers Meeting-Feb.,2006

Tonight I am listing all my books that I have not read in my moleskine notebook.If I were to read all these books,it will take at least another year. As any booklover must admit,he or she will buy at least another six books this year.

There are 10 more months to go, but during Ramadhan,I will be reading only Quran.That will leave me only 9 months. This year, I must restrain myself from impluse buying of books. I need a plan.

I hope to learn from fellow booklovers on what books to buy this year.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Reading backlog:-(

Oh my God! To my consternation,I have discovered that there are at least a dozen books I bought last year and probably also the year below that I have not read.It conclude one thing that My rate of buying far exceeded my rate of reading.

To set the momentum for the new year,I have finished reading False Impressions by Jeffrey Archer and now I am reading The Curious Incident of The Dog by Mark Haddon.

For the record,here is a list (not exhaustive) of the books bought but NOT read last year:-

1.Gentlemen and Players
2.Who Run This Place
3.The Rule of Four
4.Cairo Triology
5.Six Stories by Douglas Adam
6.Blind Assasin
8.International Jew
10.Federal Express
11.leading Change
12.Mac OSX
13.Egypt-Myths and Legends
14.Atlas of the Quran
15.The messengers and The Messages
16.Explaination of Important Lessons
17The Quranic Way
19.Legends-Collection of short Novels by famous writers
20.becoming Effective Leader

With the above list,I don't need to buy any books for this year.As all book lovers will do, they will keep on buying new books when they see ones they like.