Just for Clarification's Sake

Books R Love deals with both new and pre-owned books. If you're unsure whether a book is new or pre-owned, just look for the labels at the end of the post.

I will only compare prices of NEW books at Books R Love with that of NEW books in retail bookstores. Rest assured that the prices of pre-owned books are NOT compared with the prices of new books (I personally think this is so misleading for buyers!). The prices at which these pre-owned books were bought may or may not be stated, depending on whether I can recall them :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fifty Shades of Excited!

We're truly sorry for the hiatus, but we can't help but be excited over coming back with a bang--because boy, have we got an amazing deal for you! :)

We're sure no one's not heard of the Fifty Shades trilogy. It's the hottest, sexiest, fastest-selling novels yet, beating out even Rowling's series about the boy wizard, Harry Potter. Hard to believe? Read what the Daily Mail says here.

Fifty Shades is bound to tease and tantalise your mind.

Each novel is retailing for RM31.90 at major bookstores, making the entire collection of three a total of RM95.70 (*gasp!*)

Here, as fellow bibliophiles, we strive to satisfy our love for the written word while not reaching too deep into our pockets--by pre-ordering it directly from the supplier in the US. 

What this means is that we'll be able to offer it to you for a mere RM75 for the entire trilogy. That works out to RM25 per book, which, if we dare say so, will hardly be able to get you any book at major bookstores (what more the bestsellers!), given that they're usually priced at RM30 and above.

Below are the details of this pre-order:

Price: RM75 for the Fifty Shades trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed) in paperback

Pre-order dates: 18 July - 25 July 2012

Estimated date of arrival: 15 August 2012

Quantity: Limited to 5 sets

Delivery: Sent via parcel service by Pos Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia: RM8, Sabah & Sarawak: RM10)

Note: Pre-order will be closed on 25 July or after reaching an order of 5 sets, whichever comes first.

For further enquiries, hit us up at booksrlove@gmail.com and we'll be happy to clarify any doubts that you have.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010



Read once, still in excellent condition.

Bought for RM35.50
Letting go for RM28

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


Read once, still in excellent condition.

Letting go for RM9.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The RM10 Bargain

A deal you know you'd totally beat yourself up over if you miss.

All the above read-once books, all of which are in good condition, are going for only RM10 each. Because all of them have had a major markdown, please do not ask for further discounts/free postage.

From top to bottom:

The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria by Laura Joh Rowland (bought for RM35.90) (sold)
The Princess Diaries - To the Nines by Meg Cabot
(bought for RM54.90) (sold)
Send Me a Lover by Carol Mason (bought for RM35.90) (sold)
20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth by Xiaolu Guo (bought for RM32.90)
The Love Academy by Belinda Jones
(bought for RM35.90) (sold)
The Cradle Snatcher by Tess Stimson
(bought for RM35.90) (sold)
Growing up Again by Catriona McCloud (bought for RM35.90) (sold)
Vanity Drive by Yvonne Lee (bought for RM29.90)


20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang won't be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer's movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO noodles. As Fenfang might say, 'Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn't it about time I got my lucky break?'

Vanity Drive
Women are inherently vain!
No doubt about it. No apologies for it either. Many can't pass by a mirror without catching a glimpse of themselves. While most women go to great lengths to conceal their obsession with vanity, there are some who can't be bothered to hide it. Yvonne Lee is one of them.
In Vanity Drive, a collection of humorous essays, Yvonne muses candidly on women's desire to polish, pluck, prod and pamper every part of themselves to look perfect--sometimes to the extreme. Starkly frank and funny, Yvonne shares her joys and tears, fears and frustrations as she navigates through the vagaries of vanity...Victoria's Secret chicken cutlets for an envious cleavage, figure-casting corsets for a svelte silhouette, killer heels for sexy limbs, fake lash extensions, make-up obsessions or neurotic diet trends.
In essence, Vanity Drive is an intimate and hilarious yet heartfelt book that captures the timeless pursuit for physical perfection. Henri Bergson said, "The only cure for vanity is laughter and the only fault that is laughable is vanity."

Monday, November 16, 2009

Long absence = Super low prices!

*Updated with Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist), Dorothy Koomson, Tash Aw and Marian Keyes!*

Sorry for having gone missing for quite a while, babes. In clearing our stock, we realised that we have several books that are still up for grabs, and as apology for the longest absence in the history of the Internet (haha), we're letting them go at really low prices.

Brand New:

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho: RM25 (MPH RRP: RM69.90)
(All Sold)

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston: RM20 (MPH RRP: RM34.90)

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Banks: RM18 (MPH RRP: 32.95 - RM43.95)

Read Once:

Anybody Out There? (hardcover) by Marian Keyes: RM30 (bought for: couldn't recall. MPH RRP for hardcover unavailable; MPH RRP paperback: RM32.95 - RM60.50)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: RM20 (brought for RM32.90)

The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson: RM20 (bought for: RM35.90)

The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw: RM20 RM16 due to slight wrinkle at corner of the back cover (bought for RM38.90)

Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman: RM10

To get your hands on one, you know what to do! :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Books R Love has gone on a very long hiatus...almost a month, which in Internet years, is a really really long time!

Being bogged down with work is no fun, especially when it keeps me from updating BRL. Also there are some books I'm not willing to let go ;p When I do find one, and when I do find the time, there will be updates, I promise.

On a related note, although Stuff R Love started out as a mini sister site, it's now being updated pretty often! Shows how much stuff I've accumulated, eh.

Besides pre-loves which are worn a few times at most, there are also quite a number of brand new pre-owned stuff, thanks to impulse purchases and incorrect sizes. I love those stuff I bought, but sometimes when it doesn't fit, I can only hope it goes to someone who'll like them just as much :)

Hoppity hop, off to Stuff R Love we go!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There was once a man from Limerick

I have a thing for memoirs, especially sad, poignant ones. Wild Swans, Falling Leaves, and this--Angela's Ashes. Both touching and fascinating at the same time, this book will leave you glued. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbours--yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.


Angela's Ashes was a true publishing phenomenon. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award (amongst others), this lyrical and poignant memoir topped bestseller charts the world over for more than two years and has since become a much loved modern classic. A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America, Angel'a Ashes combines a personal perspective on a little-known aspect of modern history with Frank McCourt's spellbinding story-telling, creating an enduring masterpiece in the process.


'An astonishing book...completely mesmerising--you can open it almost at random and find writing to make you gasp'--Independent

Bought for RM49.90.

Still in pretty okay condition :)

Angela's Ashes going for RM34.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Due to an increasingly busy schedule ('extremely hectic' would be an understatement), post office days of twice a week is now once a week, on Saturdays (except the first Saturday of the month when the post office is closed; items will be sent out Friday). Restocks of brand new books will also be discontinued indefinitely, save for the totally fabulous May offer.

Please bear with me if I am unable to reply mails within 24 hours. What I can promise, however, is that I'll definitely try my very best to :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Those black and white keys

I've got some second-hand piano books coming up very, very soon...so stay tuned! ;)

Updated: the list!
* The AB Guide to Music Theory Part I
* The AB Guide to Music Theory Part II
* In Preparation for the Theory Exams - Basic Musical Knowledge
* Jazz, Rags & Blues
* Piano Time Pieces 3
* Classics to Moderns
* Chopin - An Introductory Album
* J. C. F. Bach - Musical Leisure Hours
* A Romantic Sketchbook for Piano (Book II)
* A Romantic Sketchbook for Piano (Book V)
* Hanon - The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises

For pictures, details, prices and general enquiry, e-mail me! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stuff R Love has just been updated with two very pretty bracelets, both brand-new, never worn. Going for cheap too!

If accessories are your thing, go check it out! :)