Just a little.
See, Aeon Big had a RM5 bargain bin thing going on this month - how could I resist? Malaysia is a big marketplace for remainder books by the way - sales filled with these books seem to pop up every other month these days.
Now, there's a lot of politics behind buying remainder books (which I will blog about one day), but in Malaysia, it gives us a chance to read books at an affordable price. (Books here are very expensive, thanks to the weak ringgit. Imagine paying US$50 for a book. That's how it is like for us.)
Anyway, when I saw Tom Cox's The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, I knew I had to have it. I discovered Cox during one of my regular library visits to my library while I was living in Adelaide and just adore how he talks about his cat. He never fails to make me laugh. His blog is fantastic too - you should check him out.
Lincoln Child is an author I've always been meaning to try out; Deep Storm was a good read and I may get more of his books in the future.
Extremes by Kevin Fong. what can I say? I like to read about devastating things that can happen to the body. I'm morbid that way.
And Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451 in graphic novel form? Sign me up!
But the bargain bin isn't the only place I raided this month. There's Bookalicious, a neighbourhood bookstore that has a great reputation for having a fantastic collection of books and having very (dangerously) knowledgeable shopkeepers. They can entice book buyers to buy when they don't want to! (Case in point: Me.)
I mentioned how Neil Shusterman's Unwind series is probably the only YA series I enjoyed so I was glad to find it at Bookalicious. Acheron by Sheryilynn Kenyon I'm not terribly sure. Romances are very hit and miss for me, but the price was right.
And Spark Joy - what can I say? I love Marie Kondo! I've been experimenting with her methods and can I say that I'm in love with her clothes folding technique?
Speaking of Kondo, I'm currently on a minimalism bent and could not resist Walden, which was free on Amazon, and The Cozy Life, which talked about why the Danes are so happy. It's all down to one word: hygge.
What did you buy in August?