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 :)

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 ;)