Wednesday, May 13, 2009

life's better over there?

The other side of the story
Marian Keyes
SOLD at RM20
Condition Used - good condition

My thoughts
In the engaging way of Marian, the story comes alive almost immediately for readers to relate to her three characters. Humorous and with razor-sharp witticism, it's a book which will keep you glued to your seat, and hungering for more of Keyes' gems.

Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her. Until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends. One of them, Gemma, has suddenly found herself from a broken home - at the age of thirty-two. Meanwhile, Lily - the woman Gemma has always blamed for stealing her one chance of happiness - is enjoying the overnight success of her debut novel. Set in the world of publishing, 'The Other Side of the Story' is about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics - and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

If you could see me now
Cecelia Ahern

SOLD at RM25
Retails at RM36.90
Condition NEW

My thoughts
Author of PS I love you, Ahern is easily one of the most popular writer of chick-lit. Set in Ireland, this story is magic, full of heart and elements of romance.

Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son, Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic. Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined. But is Ivan too good to be true? Has Elizabeth opened her heart only to risk it being broken again? As for Ivan, he thought he was there to help Luke not Elizabeth - or himself!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Back by popular demand.... Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass
Selling at RM35
Hardcover edition

My thoughts

An engaging and heartbreaking read.
Cry, be inspired, be caught up by the masterful way Cathy Glass tells a story so close to her heart. This book really made me stop and thank God for my family.

At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to accept Jodie to protect her from being put in an institution.

Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Exploring her roots...

Throwaway Daughter
Ting Xing Ye


Condition: Pre-loved - almost new condition

Buyer backed out
I give up waiting
So I'm releasing it for sale again

My thoughts
A girl's journey of discovery. It took me one sitting to finish the book. I was just curled up in my favourite reading comfy chair - reading from cover to cover, until I was all done.
Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple.

With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before.

The beauty of flowers...

Exclusively for readers of Bibliotaphic

The beauty of flowers, who can resist?
Handmade, crocheted to perfection
Each petal painstakingly put together
Colourful beads sewed to the centre
Each leaf, sized gorgeously

Be the envy of all girls
Make the little girl scream for joy

Wear it in purple,
Look awesome with your red dress,
or better yet, go neutral with white!

This can be yours at:
Large (for one ponytail) - RM13 each
Small (for two pig tails) - RM20 a pair
*postage included*

Don't see a colour you like, we can custom make it for you
Zoom your request to
Don't forget to state the size and colour preference!

Friday, May 8, 2009

If I were a princess.... I'll snort

Princess Diaries Vol 1

Princess Diaries Vol 2

Princess Diaries Vol 3 - Princess in Love

Princess Diaries Vol 4 - Princess in Waiting


Princess Diaries Vol 5 - Princess in Pink

Selling at RM15 each

My thoughts
If you have not heard/watched/read about the Princess Diaries, you must be living in a cave in some long-forgotten island. Sorry, don't mind me - I am a complete Princess Mia addict! She's zany, hilarious and completely un-princessy like which makes her absolutely adorable. An absolute good read! And if I may add, at an unbeatable price too! This is the series which made Meg Cabot a household name.

Bless your niece, your younger sister, and if you haven't already got the entire series (up to boook 10!) like I do, why not start your collection now?

She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…

News flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport!)
Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)
Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material.
The worst part: Princess lessons from her dreaded grandmere, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty no— way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is PRINCESS AMELIA MIGNONETTE GRIMALDI THERMOPOLIS RENALDO?