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."