I can’t stop buying books

I just can’t seem to stop buying books for the kids as well as for myself occassionally but more for the kids. Everytime I see a book, I think about how they would enjoy the stories inside or if its an activity book, the hours of fun they would have or if its a lesson book, how much they would learn and how I’d spend time teaching them from the book etc. Yup. I’m a self-confessed book buyaholic.

On Sunday, we went to Ikea because we wanted to get the kids their “road carpet” because their old one had worn out. We reached there at about 1pm. The car park was full and so we were directed to park at the side of the road. Oh my! It was a mad crowd. Looking at the crowd, you can’t help but think….”Errr….. but I thought we’re having a slowdown?” as you jostle among the crowd who sat on beds, tried chairs and stacked their trolley up with goodies. We couldn’t find the carpet and the crowd at the cafeteria was crazy so we ended up at Ikano Power Center and found the Popular Bookstore Book Fair.

Oh my! I ended home with a stack of books instead. lol. I was so pleased to find a stack of 5Β lesson books for Primary 1 for only RM3. In it was English, Math, Chinese and Malay practise books. Miss Book Buyaholic decided to buy the Primary 2 one as well. It has 2 English Books, 2 Maths books and even a medium sized black and white Chinese picture dictionary in it. All for another RM3. Wow! 10 books for only RM6. Each book is between 50-80 pages so its not exactly thin thin cheapo type of books either. I guess each book would be worth about RM3. What a value buy! (Pictured above is my treasure trove of the 10 books). The info within those 10 books is definitely worth much more than RM6. Miss Book BuyaholicΒ was estatic! Hahaha.

Help! My bookshelves are exploding! says Miss Book Buyaholic.


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12 thoughts on “I can’t stop buying books

  1. I thought I was the only one!!! My mum lectures me about how many books I buy for the kids.. but hubby and I arent so bothered. Books are meant to be read, enjoyed, loved πŸ™‚ And activity books keep em quiet πŸ˜€

    πŸ™‚ I totally sympathise.. and ikea on wkends is a NIGHT MARE.. I go weekdays πŸ˜€ not a SOUL!

    Hehe. I’m not the only one then too. πŸ™‚

  2. u Miss Book Buyaholic, make sure from buyaholic u be a readaholic too.. dun let them sitting there idle! n then.. to avoid spillage, donate them to the needy.. ie ME! πŸ˜›

    The books usually get read the moment we get home!

  3. i bought the RM3 packet too. Popular was having clearence sale in Summit. I went two consecutive days. still haven’t get enough of it. Me too, can’t resist buying the books, especially when they are on SALE!!

    Yah, especially when they are on SALE! lol.

  4. Sigh…I really miss the bookshops in Malaysia! Have just found an English library in China. Haven’t got that many English workbooks for my tot though. Lots of Chinese ones πŸ˜›

    You’ll have to buy online then. I didn’t mention that my book buyaholic syndrome extends to online purchases. Hahaha.

  5. I hardly walk out of a bookshop empty handed… except when Hubby’s in a rush and there’s a queue at the paying counter. Then I will leave the shop feeling incomplete. hahaha…

    The last time I walked into a bookshop to buy a present for a child and ended up with 2 books for my own boys too.
    πŸ˜›

    Me too. I hardly walk out of a bookshop empty handed but then… the problem is… I go to the bookshop almost every week!

  6. Ah… If you think you are the only Miss Book Buyaholic, think again!!! I am just as crazy… just this month alone I bought about 13 or 14 books for Reese!!! Last month I bought about 2 to 3 books…. I counted just last month… I bought over 100 books for Reese in his 2.5 years!I haven’t count my own books yet… So what say you? hehehhee…

    Soon we can start a second hand book store. What say you? Hehe.

  7. I think ALOT of us are crazy about books! I wish I had all the cash in the world for me to just walk into any bookshop and buy any book as and when I want everyday!

    Hai….then I will be in Heaven! πŸ™‚

    Yah, me too. Hehe.

  8. I was at the Popular Book Fair earlier and since it is only for members today, we still get good stuff before it is open for the non members tomorrow. And guess what? We have to queue almost an hour just to pay!

    Then again, how often can we get books priced at 90% off? hehehe I’m happy with out loots… πŸ˜›

    Oh. Luckily I didn’t have to queue that long!

  9. every time there’s a book’s festive I’ll go there for sure beside a regular stop at a bookstore once a week.
    The first time with kids and the second just myself browsing around for hours between their school’s time πŸ™‚
    I feel I was in heaven there, hahaha…

    Yah, everytime I am at a bookshop, I could browse for a looooong time at just about every section. Hahaha.

  10. Buying books is a good investment. Besides you get tax exemption of up to 1K for book purchases. I think that’s another great reason to shop for books. LOL.

    We always use up our tax exemption long before the year is up. πŸ˜›

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