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 :)

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! :)

Remember You Must Die

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark, the author referred to by The New York Times Book Review as 'the most gifted and innovative British novelist of her generation'.


Dame Lettie Colston, seventy-nine and pioneer penal reformer, has much in common with the elderly residents of the Maud ong Medical Ward. All are united by scorn, resentment, boredom--and the humour that masks the awareness of impending death.

Then the insidious telephone calls begin. 'Remember, you must die,' intones the grave, anonymous voice.

As the suspicious recipients set out to unravel the macabre mystery and catch the culprit before the culprit catches them, the intrigues, duplicities and tragedies of their lives--past and present--come to light in Muriel Spark's immortally funny parable of life and death.

Bought for RM38.50.

Yellowed pages, but still in good condition.

Memento Mori going for RM12.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When the going gets tough...

...the tough go shopping.

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (Confessions of a Shopaholic in the US) is a title that's no stranger to bookworms and movie-goers alike! If shopping is cutting too big a hole in your pocket, this book makes reading about it just as good. Both wittily realistic and realistically witty, the 'irresistibly draft' Becky Bloomwood will make you laugh and leave your bewildered, in a way only Sophie Kinsella can.

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time...shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something--just a little something... Can Becky ever escape from this dream world, find true love and regain the use of her credit card?

Bought for RM39.90.

Wrapped. Top part of the book is yellowed due to exposure to air, several small spots by the side of the book. Still in good condition.

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic going for RM24.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Glistening danger

"The Snow Spider, won the Smarties Prize and the Tir na n-Og Award, the latter being an award for the best English-language children's book with an authentic Welsh background." (Source: Wikipedia)

I am not able to provide a commentary or personal note about the book because I have not read it, unfortunately, but the summary will give you a rough idea what it's about!


'Time to find out if you are a magician!' said Gwyn's grandmother, as she gave him five strange birthday gifts. What could they mean, the piece of seaweed, the yellow scarf, the tin whistle, the twisted metal brooch and the small broken horse?

Gwyn gives the brooch to the wind and in return is sent Arianwen, the snow spider. The spider weaves a silken web in which sits a girl he knows but cannot place.

This is the beginning of extraordinary battles against evil in worlds sparkling with snow and silver.

Pages are slightly yellowed but still in good condition.

The Snow Spider going for RM6.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rat-Boy and Princess

"Fast and clever." --The New York Times Book Review

"Pullman magically weaves fairy tale, humor, and adventure...in a delightful and witty parody of the press."--School Magazine Journal

"Pullman has great fun turning fairy tale convention on its head ...The result is a little Perrault, a lot of Dickens, and altogether, non-stop satirical fun for the readers--who will laugh out loud at each new twist and turn."--Booklist

With praises like that, and Philip Pullman's other books--The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass--as testament of his excellent and captivating writing, there is no doubt that I Was a Rat will be a very good read (I can assure you that it is).


"I was a rat!" So insists a scruffy boy named Roger.

Maybe it's true. But what is he now?
A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it.
A victim of 'Rodent Delusion'? The hospital nurse says yes.
A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew.
A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That's what Billy thinks.

Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits?
Only three people believes this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention--and a bit of magic--to convince the rest of the world...

I Was a Rat going for RM6.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

These books need to go! (a.k.a. my room is getting messier and more cramped by the day!)

The title says it all, which is why these books are going for such a low price! Having been kept for some time, do expect a certain amount of yellowing on the pages. Interested buyers are welcome to request for additional pictures :)

Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16
* #1 Never Been Kissed (sold)
* #2 Wishes and Dreams (sold)

Lizzie McGuire
* (Mysteries) Get a Clue!
* The Rise and Fall of the Kate Empire

RM5 each.

Sweet Valley
* Sweet Valley Twins: The Mysterious Dr. Q (sold)
* Sweet Valley Twins Super Edition: Jessica's Animal Instincts (sold)
* Sweet Valley Twins Super Edition: Jessica's First Kiss (sold)
* Sweet Valley Jr High: How to Ruin a Friendship (sold)

RM3 each.

* Spooksville: Invasion of the No-Ones (sold)
* Shivers: The Mystic's Spell (sold)

Bone Chillers
* Frankenturkey (sold)
* Frankenturkey II (sold)
* A Terminal Case of the Uglies (sold)
* blowtorch@psycho.com (sold)
* The Night Squawker (sold)

RM2 each.

The Secret World of Alex Mack
* Cleanup Catastrophe!
* Lights, Camera, Action!
* Junkyard Jitters!
* New York Nightmare! (sold)
* Witch Hunt!
* Alex, You're Glowing!

RM3 each.

Questions, orders, you know the drill ;)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Important Notice

I received an e-mail today, asking me if I have an alternative site, because the e-mail sender stumbled upon a book site that's very similar to mine. After checking it out, I have to agree--a HUGE portion of the site is copied and pasted from mine, from the format to the wording to the info put up, and a lot of things besides.

I am truly disappointed that for someone who's supposedly well-read, he/she does not know that it is WRONG to blatantly plagiarise. It's one thing to take something as a reference and modify it yourself, but another to copy outright.

So NO, I do not have another book site; Books R Love is my one and only.

From a fellow bookworm to another, you have completely lost my respect.

To everyone else, I hope you'll have a great Valentine's Day! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Facebook page, y'all!

Books R Love now has a Facebook page! Clicking on the image below will redirect you to the page.

Become a fan and get free shipping for purchases of RM150* or more (in a single purchase). Not applicable for pre-loved books.

Just mention that you're a fan in your purchase e-mail and the free shipping is yours once it's confirmed :D

Spread the love! <3

*Revised due to weight of books :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Virginia, early 1780s

A Christian Heritage Series book.


Change is sweeping through the town of Williamsburg, and Thomas Hutchinson's life is being turned upside down! The war, now approaching a decisive confrontation, continues to take Thomas' loved ones away from him. Now his mentor, Dr Nicholas Quincy, who does not believ ein fighting, feels called by God to save wounded soldiers on the front lines. His friend, Malcolm, is about to turn 16, making him eligible to become a solder! And even his closest companion, Caroline, is slipping away from him as the victory-bent Patriots forfeit all tolerance of the local British Loyalists. Before this war ends, it's sure to inflict casualties. Can Thomas prevent Malcolm from running off and joining the war? Will his brother, Sam, return alive? Will the Patriots run Caroline and her family out of town for good? Is it safe to trust God no matter how bad things get?

The Battle going for RM4.