Be Fab with BAFAB II

It’s that time of the year again (well, it happen four times, after all) to give a friend a book for no good reason. If you’ve read my previous post about it, you’d know I have a lil special way of celebrating Buy A Friend A Book Week, which is to give them books I don’t want anymore from my bookshelf.

You might wonder isn’t that defeating the purpose? Perhaps, but I also think that giving doesn’t necessarily need to be something new. And through my method, I get to:

1. clear some space for new books in my bookshelf
2. make a friend’s day
3. not spend any money (technically, I did spend it to acquire the book but obviously I do not spend any at this moment in time)
4. not waste my money if she doesn’t like the book

And I so believe in karma.

Anyway, this quarter I have given 6 books to 5 classmates: I Am David by Anne Holm (photostated copy); Why Do They Hate Me?: Young Lives Caught in War & Conflict compiled by Laurel Holliday; Crazy by Benjamin Lebert; Frenchtown Summer by Robert Cormier (photostated copy); The Pelican Brief by John Grisham;and Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl (photostated copy).

I have also donated four books to a private library: Bronte’s Story by Bronte McCullis & Steve Bibb; Wild Animus by Rich Shapero; She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb; and The Graduate by Charles Webb.

That’s a perfect 10!

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April 2, edit: See what I mean about karma? I received a book in the post today! It’s from a blog competition where I was one of the winners.

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Blind Dates Can Be Murder by Mindy Starns Clark

It feels really nice to give away books, but it cannot beat the feeling of receiving a book from someone who’s practically a stranger, and a brand-new book at that! She paid about RM30 worth of postage fees so she could send this book. I’m just so unbelievably happy and grateful.

A big thank you goes out to Rebecca Luella Miller!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tina
    Apr 01, 2007 @ 22:32:49

    i did try that once.. but only to a few people and gave out 4-5 books per person. hehe. 🙂 nice idea…

    sulz: i thought it was okay to give one person more than one book, but i’ve decided not anymore from now on; the point is to make as many people’s day with a gift of a book. you should try e-mailing your friends about your book giveaway, i had good response from that method.

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  2. Gavin
    Apr 17, 2007 @ 14:56:18

    Mindy Starnes Clark is a wonderful author. I’m almost finished with a book from her other series (Million Dollar Mysteries). I haven’t read this series….yet 🙂

    sulz: really? i did enjoy the book, but i wasn’t jumping for joy with it. if you’re a guy who likes “lad lit” then i wouldn’t recommend this to you, but if you’re up for anything then you could try it.

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