For those that love to read, love books must know how it feels like to get yourself a new book. I couldn't describe exactly what that feeling is but all I know is when I got myself a new book, it's like a reward to my soul because to me, reading is such a blissful satisfaction. It doesn't matter what type of book it is, it might be just a Doraemon comic, a cook book or a Sophie Kinsella, buying books gives me excitement. Even just a mere sight of a book makes me feel better.
Being a postgraduate student, I'm eligible to receive the BB1M (book voucher) from UMS. The voucher I received worth RM250 which I personally think is really insufficient for a postgraduate student because textbooks' price ranges start from RM100 and above. So I decided that I am not going to use the vouchers to buy those precious textbooks because they are too expensive and with RM250 worth of vouchers, I can buy way more books than just spending it on textbooks that I won't be probably using it after I graduated. HAHA! Being a good sister that I always am *coughs*, I brought my 2 younger siblings who are in form 5 and form 2 to buy them reference books, buku latih tubi for each subjects and SPM past year question book for each subjects. I spent almost RM120 on their books and used RM100 voucher for that purchase and that was when I just received the vouchers. I didn't use all the vouchers at that time because I didn't see any books that I like so I decided to use it on my next visit to Times Bookstore.
Months passed by and I only remember that I have some vouchers left exactly 3 days before they expire, thank heavens that I eventually remember about it. So 3 days left, I didn't manage to go to any bookstore because I was busy with my thesis, deadlines and other stuff. So my solution? ONLINE SHOPPING! And the only online shop that accepts BB1M is MPH Online, I bet no one knows that MPH online actually accepts voucher payment. This is so convenient especially for students as there are certain reference books or textbooks that are unavailable at the local store and only big chain bookstore has them.
So let's take a look on my recent book haul!
After placing my order on MPHOnline.com, the books arrived 4 days after since it has to be flown in from KL. It was packed in a neat box with bubble wraps, most books are still in their plastic wrappers. I must say that I am very happy with the service as it was my first time purchasing books online. I started to read 8,789 Words of Wisdom first as at that time I was so down and in need for a positivity pick-me-up. The book is filled with 8,789 short wisdom quotes. I can flip to any pages that I want and pick any wisdom to read, such a fun book. Will definitely give a review on this book later. But the book that I am soo looking forward to is Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by one of my favorite author Haruki Murakami. I've been reading and hearing tons of great reviews about his latest piece but I have yet to find time to read it, will read it once I'm done with my thesis.
I used to be a heavy reader, I can finish a book on average 2-4 days. I would be so attached to a book that I don't even sleep but unfortunately I am not like that anymore. It took me so long to finish a book with an average thickness. I hope that I will get my reading groove back on.
"One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time."