Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Carol

This is the first time that I ever read from Patricia Highsmith. I loved the book and I cannot wait to watch Carol after reading the book written beautifully by Patricia Highsmith.

I did pre-ordered the book from the bookdepository and happy with my purchased because I cannot wait for the book to be sold in Malaysia.

At first the book quite slow, I think it is because the storyline was in 50s and I need to imagine and get use with Patricia Highsmith written styled. I’m able to finish the book less than a week.  I love the cover design but the cover too soft and I need to be delicate to read it.

I wish I could watch the movie in the cinema because I was amazed with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara performance in portraying the Carol and Therese. The cinematography of the film is also beautifully done.

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Home Sweet Home

Time goes so fast and today’s already the 1st of December. I’m looking forward to moving in to my own home sweet home. Currently I’m still living with my parents. I always wanted to design and decorate my own house and finally my dream comes true. Firstly I wanted to design my own bedroom and then home office with a delightful library in it. I can’t wait to relocate my precious collections from boxes and some of my books are placed in the closet. Most of the books that I bought in Australia are in the closet that my dad had it built after I came back from Australia because I brought back lots of things. I’m so excited to move out because currently I need to travel like 45 minutes to work. My new home sweet home if I’m not mistaken only took 10 minutes from work place.

Disappointed with Amazon!

I’m so disappointed with Amazon.com because it seems that every book that I tried to buy can’t be shipped to Malaysia. Even the sellers stated that they do ship to Malaysia. I just wanted to buy used book called The Infernal by Kim Wilkins. I tried so many times and I get this message everytime.

 “Sorry, this item can’t be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. You can also see if this item is available to ship to your address from another seller. “ – Amazon.com

I always find a good deal before commit to buy things because of the Malaysian economy so bad. I did survey from other websites but sometimes the shipping price is too expensive for a used book like Alibris.com. Usually I bought books that are rare from Alibris.com. Even though I paid $14.99 for the shipping price must wait for almost TWO (2) months for the book to safely arrive in Malaysia.

I love to buy books from Bookdepository.com because of FREE delivery worldwide policy. If Bookdepository has a collection of used book it would be great for a person like me.

Malaysian Economy…

It’s been a while since I update this blog. I spend a lot of my time reading academic journals and books but I always find time to read novels. Sadly to say that now with Malaysia’s currency keeps plunging and everything keeps getting expensive. Thanks to GST and politic turmoil in Malaysia.

Even though I’m working and single but I feel the pressure of the Malaysian economy getting worse everyday. My job requires me to read a lot. So imagine that I need to buy books and the prices getting expensive in the US dollar but when I convert it to Ringgit immediately I feel that book so freaking expensive because Ringgit getting worse. (P/S: I’m not talking about the books only.)

Now when I see books that I wanted to buy I just go ahead and order them because I can’t wait the Malaysian currency to get better any time soon. I need books for my work and my guilty pleasure. I’m feeling like a squirrel because I keep buying books that I can afford and stacks them in the closet. When I need to read I just grab from the shelves.

I’m worry about Malaysia because I think Malaysia getting worse and hoping that Malaysia will be OK soon…

Female Fortune: Land, Gender and Authority by Jill Liddington

Female Fortune: Anne Lister

I ordered four books and so far I only received one book. I was trilled to receive the book, but I’m quite angry at the custom because they opened the parcel. Each time I received anything that being tempered I feel like someone breaches my privacy. Especially when it was so obvious that I did order a book from bookdepository to be used for my university education purpose. I’m not that dumb to order pornography materials or anything illegal. I hope they won’t open my others parcel because sometimes they didn’t properly seal the parcel. I used to receive a parcel that tore badly and luckily the book still managed to arrive safely even though the book cover creases so badly. Nevertheless, thank God, because I still get the book and not forever lost.

Dear customs, please handle with care with any books or other things that people hoping to receive. I understand it is your jobs but please respect other people belonging.

I’m not fortunate enough to reside in a city with many good bookstores like I used to. The nearest city that offers many good bookstores is located in Penang. Once in a blue moon I go to Penang and definitely bought one or two books. But now thanks to technology I can order books through online but I have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for the books to arrive.

I ordered four books and the one that I received today is Female Fortune by Jill Liddington. I think I’m sort of addicted to read more about Anne Lister after watching and reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. I’m interested to find out more about her. I’m thinking I might do a research paper on empowering women. Eventually I’m not a social science background but I might give a try.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

It is being awhile since updated my blog because I am focusing on my classes. Since the semester almost ended so I think I can be able to read as many books as I wish.

Currently I am reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister and Trial by Fire. I was trying to finish those books ASAP but by night either I am tired or have to read other materials for my classes.

Last night I’m able to finished reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. The reason I purchased the book because I loved the movie and I find that Miss Anne Lister was a genius and imagining what if she was a 21st century lesbian and what can she contribute to LGBT societies.

Overall I find the book interesting because I don’t really into a diary or autobiography kind of books. I am so grateful that Helena Whitbread spending years of her life to edit Miss Anne Lister Diaries. From what I read from various Internet sources, she is working on a new book on Miss Anne Lister biography.

Ingo’s series by Helen Dunmore

It’s been awhile since I updated my blog. Currently I’m reading The Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore. Which I bought from bookdepository.com.

I like the series and I already have books No.1 and No.4. I bought them while I am in Australia.

It is a good book but I’m quite slow to finish it because I need to divide my time to study for 3 new subjects for next semester. I really need to study the creative economy. I’m not really interested with management and economy, but I love the creative and arts part. I really need to understand those terms.

I better continue my study with those economic terms.