Friday, April 22, 2011


Followed my friend Noni to the Bookshow in PWTC today. We went quite early to avoid the lunch time crowd. By the time we reached there, the crowd has started to fill in with school children on field trips with their teachers, college students and the general public like us. Before we went on our rounds, first thing first....went to look for breakfast! Hahaha...well actually, I had mine very early after my gardening, but Noni had not taken any yet. So after a meat pie each (Noni said the best she ever tasted!), we started our rounds of the many booths on 2 floors there. Noni wanted to buy novels and I wanted to have a few books to satisfy my passions for gardening, interior decorating, cooking and the one book I must read - the latest by our ex-PM Tun Dr Mahathir!

I got this at MPH booth who is giving a 10% discount on all their books

MPH is having a signing of the book event tomorrow by Tun Dr Mahathir at 11am - 12 noon

got these books on gardening: Tropical Horticulture & Gardening by Francis S.P. Ng and The Pratical Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques by Jonathan Edwards

magazines on creating wedding gifts (hantaran) - the passion I acquired when my second son was getting married last year, and also interior decorating magazines - I like to move my furnitures around when Im bored!

my passion for EATING motivates me in buying these cooking books..haha..

a lot of religious books which are mostly locally published

and some foreign ones especially from the Middle Eastern countries

they even have a stage with school children taking part in quiz, debates and also motivational talks from invited speakers

Noni is an avid reader especially English novels, she bought 6 novels (she said they were much cheaper here) and also a cook book. Usually she lent me her novels after she finished reading them, so I dont have to buy them today...but we did exchange books over the years!

Most of the booths were showcasing educational books for school children, lower and secondary schools and for college and university students. Quite a number on Islamic studies and books but also on the lighter sides like entertainment magazines, comics, novels, cook books etc,. etc...They even have booths on all the states in Malaysia, showcasing the states culture, traditions, history and books by authors from each state. There were so many books on other topics besides the one I mentioned and in other languages too!

Why not pay a visit there and it will be until 1st May.


Clipped Wings said...

As far as I am concerned, one can never have too many books. I can never walk past a bookstore without going in and browsing the shelves. Looks like you had a wonderful day of friendship and book hunting.

p3chandan said...

Yes you are right Clipped Wings, if you enjoy reading, you will love buying them endlessly. My friend and I enjoyed our day there browsing through all sorts of books. We would have purchased more if we brought our car along. instead we took the train to avoid the jam and parking problem!

cikmanggis said...

Cm pun ada A doctor In The House..suka sangat buku ni:) tapi stop baca sebab sedang sibuk sangat.Surat khabar pun tak dan nak lihat.Selamat berhujung minggu p3chandan

Al-Manar said...

I love a book show. This time round I have been kept unuusually busy with sickness and a number of deaths in the fmily.

p3chandan said...

Sama la kita cikmanggis, memang tak dan nak membaca surat kabar kadang2 tu, dek terlampau sebok, rase tak cukup 24 jam dalam sehari! Tu belum dapat cucu lagi!

p3chandan said...

Pakcik Hassan, I know, we have social obligations to attend to..our families, relatives, friends, neighbours...cant simply ignore those!

Aishah said...


I am interested in the Dr Mahathir's book too. I tend to buy books but sometimes do not get to reading them.

p3chandan said...

Aishah, how true...usually I read whenever I couldnt sleep at night or early morning when still lying in bed, too lazy to get up to start my routine!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Enjoy your books! It looks like you made a wonderful selection.It is so much fun to go to a book show, especially with a friend.