December 04, 2005

Book Shopping

Ever since college I haven't had the time to read much. Of course I always read the monthly magazines, but with school work and activities, books had to be put aside. But in the past week, I've been in a reading mood and went on a little book binge. If you've been walking around your local bookstore or surfing on net, then you'll see loads of great bargain in time for Christmas.

I've been looking at my favourite online store, Amazon, and wow, they have some serious bargains. I love shopping on Amazon because their books are usually cheaper than in bookstores, and most importantly, they deliver for free (as long as you order over a certain price.) Btw, I'm not advertising for Amazon here. Vitually all bookstores are on sale, so book-shop where ever you want!

There's nothing happier for me than to snuggle under a warm blanket and read in winter (except buying clothes of course.) Usually I almost only read chick lits, but I'm trying to branch out. Anyways, so here are some books I've bought recently:

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The Symphony of Ages box set by Elizabeth Haydon -It's a fantasy triology. The story is basically the typical girl and friends try to save the world in a strange world with element powers and weird creatures. This is actually my first attempt at the fantasy genre, but I can never resist a book with loads of girl power. Not to mention the book cover -doesn't she looks so cool with the sword and bow? I've only read two of the books so far (out of three) but it's been pretty interesting so far.

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult -An ex-prisoner goes to a new town (Salem Falls) and falls in love with the diner owner who he works for. But then a few girls set him up and he gets accused of rape again. A lawyer finds out little clues and we see the whole trial. (OK, this summary isn't very coherent but it's hard to summarise a whole book into three sentences!) I finished this book in one go -it was quite a page turner and a touching story! If you haven't read this or any of Jodi Picoult's books, go try one!

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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger -"This is the story of Henry and Claire, who have known each other since Claire was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Claire was 20 and Henry 28. This is possible only because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with chrono-displacement-disorder- allowing him to travel in time." I can't say whether the book is good or not since I haven't read it yet, but it's got brilliant review and it was on serious sale so I bought it. Anyone read it yet?

19 Comments:

Anonymous anne said...

Ooooh, this one stuck with me for a long time. Utterly engrossing.

12/04/2005 11:32 AM  
Blogger cruelandpretty said...

i love to read, but i couldn't even get through "the time traveler's wife". i hated it.

12/04/2005 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Kendall said...

This was one of the few books I started and never finished- I really didn't like it.

12/04/2005 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

I adored The Time-Traveller's Wife. It was literary and interesting (it actually very much reminded me of Possession in style and tone). If you like that kind of book, you'll love it. If you like lighter things (nothing wrong with that), you may get bogged down in references you don't quite understand and annoyed with the books obvious love of all things literary. I hope you like it though! I loved it!

12/04/2005 3:52 PM  
Anonymous orangetammy said...

surprised that some people actually hated time traveller's wife. it's among my favourite books.. so go read it and see if you feel the same about it

12/04/2005 7:24 PM  
Anonymous J'adore couture said...

Time traveller's wife? I loved it. Utterly engrossing, a fantastic idea written simply. So moving, it caused my flatmate to tear.

12/04/2005 10:13 PM  
Blogger Are You the New Avante Garde? said...

I highly suggest the following books.

Memoirs of a Geisha
Pride and prejudice- only if you know what happens.( bridget jones)
Vanity Fair
**Prep- voted one of the top 10 books this year by NY times.
Last Chance Saloon
White Oleander
Freakonomics

and 2 othes i can't recall their names. . kite flyer something and tehran

12/05/2005 6:08 AM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

I loved Memoirs of a Geisha. I read it a few years ago. I can't wait to see the movie. And I just finished Pride and Prejudice this summer! It was surprisingly good. Ah. . the Mr Darcy's of the world.

12/05/2005 8:32 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I tried to read The Time Travellers Wife. It was really good at first, but it got really slow towards the middle, so I couldn't finish it.

12/05/2005 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Cande said...

Hi!! i'm cande, from argentina.
i really like your blog!!


i love fashion!!!!!!!
about that books i've never heard about any, but, maybe it's because i won't find them in libraries here!! i really don't know. i love reading poetry and books that recomend me my sister o any friend....

well, i'm leaving....

you can pass (??) and look my flog!! =) i hope you like it!
it's not about FASHION, but i'm gonna put some fashion things!!


kisses,

Cande

12/05/2005 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Kendall said...

Its the Kite Runner, and it is one of my all time favorites.

12/05/2005 1:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah Shoes said...

I love book shopping on Amazon too! I've been able to find used copies of some best sellers for under $4 (even with shipping, approx. $3, it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying new). Plus, most of these books look like they've never been opened! And I agree about the chick lit; at the end of a long day at the office, it's nice to come home and read something that doesn't require me to use most of my brain cells (trust me, it's a good thing). Couple of my recent reads that I recommend are:

- Goddess for Hire (about a fashionista who discovers she's actually a goddess reincarnated)

- The Sex Lives of Cannibals (not really chick lit, but definately one of the smartest, funniest books I've read in a look time)

- Olivia Joules & the Overactive Imagination (Helen Fielding meets James Bond...too good!)

12/05/2005 11:09 PM  
Blogger Asha X said...

The Time Traveller's Wife is a fantastic book, in my opinion. I had a little trouble getting into it but, the idea of combining a well thought out science fiction plot of time travel with a love story was fascinating to me.

As a long time visitor, first time commentor, thanks to I Am Fashion for such a fun blog!!!

12/06/2005 1:56 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Thanks everyone who suggested books to read. I'll def check them out!

Asha X: Welcome to the world of commenting! We love hearing what you all think amd love (or hate).

12/07/2005 9:45 AM  
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