Big Bookshop Clearance @ The Atria

Today is the last day of Big Bookshop's clearance sales at The Atria Shopping Center, and I managed to persuade mum and bro to go there with me to haul some books back because I'm seriously in need of new books to read.

It's pretty quiet in The Atria most days. On weekends, there are usually more people, mostly families with small children having a meal or buying groceries. We found a parking spot without any hassle and headed straight for the 1st floor where the clearance was. Quite surprised to see so many people there, but it wasn't very crowded or unexpected since it was a Sunday and also school holiday for the kids.

50% discount on all books store-wide!

I tell you, it's like candyland for bibliophiles. Imagine looking at stacks and stacks of all kinds of books, then imagine looking at the price tags of RM9.90 to RM 49.90 which is before the 50% discount.

Kids were picking up books from the children's section, aunties were snapping up cookbooks, uncles were browsing through biographies/travelogues, and the younger ones were going through rows and rows of fiction.

I can see at least 4 vampire-related books in this row alone.

There were so many vampire-related novels there. Like, everywhere. To be honest, I loved this genre when it wasn't so mainstream. Now everybody's writing about bloody hot vampires and most of the stories suck so bad (pardon the puns).

I don't have more pictures to post because my phone decided to have a glitch and the last few ones I took didn't show up. >_<

It was a great haul of books for me today. Here's what I got (prices stated are before discount):

Hardcovers on the left, paperbacks on the right.
  1. The Demon King, by Cinda Williams Chima (RM19.90)
  2. The Carrie Diaries, by Candace Bushell (RM19.90)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, edited by Christopher Tolkien (RM29.90)
  4. Tess of the D'Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy (RM9.90)
  5. Wicked: Resurrection, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié (RM15.00)
  6. Wicked 2: Legacy and Spellbound, by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié (RM15.00)
  7. Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt (RM12.00)
  8. Jane Slayre, by Sherri Browning Erwin, based on Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (RM15.00)
 Total: RM68.30 (after 50% discount)

I know, I have several distinctly vampire-ish books in that pile, but I've had my eye on Dracula: The Un-Dead ever since I saw it in Kinokuniya a while back, and Jane Slayre is just one of those classic literature parodies that I just cannot resist. Wicked was those "to take or not to take" titles, but in the end I just took them (2 for RM15, how could I not?!). So yeah.

You can pretty much guess what I'll be doing during my semester holidays. :)

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