Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I Need Your Help. Pleaseee.

The government gave every child in school one hundred ringgit in cash around last November. For some political reasons unknown to me. I think its good because perhaps, 30% of the kids would actually use it to buy school uniforms and stationaries, unlike my lil bro who combined it with his savings and bought a pair of Nike shoes.

I joked back then that for university students, they'll be giving out two hundred ringgit. Imagine my surprise when that kinda came true.

*goes to make a joke about her getting together with a certain guy*

Instead of cash, we got a book voucher valued at two hundred ringgit. It is given in 4 coupons, each valued at fifty ringgit. For academic books. To promote the habit of reading.

First of all, who the hell read academic books? *ignore people like Hermione*

I snooped around and guess what? We can use the vouchers to buy fiction novels and stationaries.

*runs around excited*

Then, I found out, I could use them at the wonderful store where most paperbacks are under the offer of "Buy Two, Get One Free". Which totally made me so excited, I started studying for my last exam.*starts to panic about it*

Okay, deep breaths. To get me through the few days, I'm going to make a list of books that I'll buy. I'll buy four, so I'll get two free, making it a total of six books.



Okay, I know the one book I'm going to get.

J.R Ward's Lover Unleashed (went to Wiki to check the title before seeing the tenth book would be released in March*goes into fangirl mode*)

Perhaps, a Stephen King. Maybe It or The Shining.

and what would be my four other books?

This is where you guys are needed. I need suggestions. If can, no books that are part of a series because you'll just get me hooked then I'llbedoomedinbuyingthose and then I'll ignore everything else which is bad.

So, ideas?

I'll super appreciate it.



Mark said...

Sorry but the only ones I could really suggest are series's.

Dalia Starwalker said...

I read mostly in the YA section, which is all I CAN SUGGEST.. you can get 3 now (buy one and get a free) and decide on the other three later..

Hanis. said...

@Mark: awww, ok, ok, tell me them. But nothing where there's like 8 books in it.

@Dalia: I happpppen to loveeee that section but most of those are kinda series ;( Unless you know some one-offs that are good?

Mark said...

The only thing I could suggest is an 8 part series >_> Though I did just think of a good standalone book. It's called Shade's Children by Garth Nix. If you like that then give his Old Kingdom series a try, there's only 3 books there. It's fantasy though and I don't know what you like besides "young adult" fiction.

Mozart said...

I'm trying to think of some good books that aren't banned in Malaysia… =P

Have you got all the Jeffrey Archer books yet? If you can get it, try finding A Clockwork Orange – it's crazy, but you'll probably like it. (Though it could be banned).

Hanis. said...

@Mark: 8 parts D: >.> I'll look up the Garth Nix. What else do I like? Well, I happen to read a mix of things, nothing classical or that appears on those snobbish "Books You Have to Read" lists.

I like Jeffrey archer, Jodi Picoult, and I got hooked on some fantasy series like Raymond E Feist's Empire trilogy and Trudi Canavan is great

@Mokesart: Hmmmm. We're not thattt bad. The only ones banned are ... I have no idea bb.

Mark said...

You like Trudi Canavan? Then there goes my other suggestions. I've never actually met someone who knows those books before. I would also suggest the Tales Of The Otori if you don't mind some Japanese influence. It's another three book series and starts with Across The Nightingale Floor. Its' by Lian Hearn

Hanis. said...

@Mark: Haha. My friend introduced me to her and since said friend had both the Black Magician and The age of the Five trilogies, I got hooked. I just saw that she had another one, a continuation to the first one, I might look into that one.

*will look into the books by Lian Hearn*

Mark said...

Wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait did you just say a follow up to The Black Magician? Did you really?

Mark said...

Oh another suggestion. I haven't read it in years so I can't really remember a great deal about it, so I suggest looking it up a bit first, but it's called Starseeker. I can't remember the name of the author though, but it's about a kid who robs an old mans place and he ends up learning piano and being pretty good. At least, that's how I remember it. It was part of my English exam and I actually liked the excerpt so much I went and read the whole thing.

Hanis. said...

@Mark: Yes yes yes yes, I did.
There's the link. I've seen the books around but never really picked it up.
Starseeker *writes that down* Six seems to be too small a number now.

Mark said...

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh I must get those books.

I have too many books to read!

Anonymous said...

Like Dalia, I can only suggest YA fiction. But I do know some good books that are *not* part of a series. I wrote about my favorite author here:

If he sounds like your cup of tea, I'd recommend 'Looking For Alaska' first. Let us know which books you choose, I'm always looking to add to my reading list!

Hanis. said...

@Insomniac: I heard about that book but I don't remember much. One of my bad habits is to wiki everything, even books =.= I shall resist.

Oh I will, I think I'll put up a post soon, with the books I've confirmed with. This might take a while since, 6 books .... I'm in heaven.


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