Sunday, November 17, 2013

An Abundance of Books

Are you a bookworm?
Are you a book lover?
Are you a bibliophile?
Honestly they're the same thing.

Well hold onto something guys because the world's biggest book sale, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale has returned to the Klang Valley with 230 NON-STOP HOURS of book shopping! They'll be open round the clock to offer 3 MILLION books at 75%-95% off retail price. The sale will be held at MIECC @ The Mines from 6th to 15th December 2013. It begins from 7 am of 6th December and ends at 9 pm of 15th December. Countless treasures are waiting - no hearty of the Big Bad Wolf should miss out! Gear up bibliophiles because The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is a place for you!

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A Book To Read

School holidays are approaching and you don't know what to do with your leisure time. Are you aching to read some books but you just don't know what to grab? It's alright, kids. Get ready to get heartache by one of the most heart-touching books, Mitch Albom's For One More Day. Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times best sellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother who died eight years earlier is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.

What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.

This book teaches one to never take anything or anyone for granted. Life’s uncertainty is such that we may never get another chance. So why not take the one life hands out and utilize it to the maximum as the saying goes,” If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” One should ensure this ‘lemonade’ remains sweet instead of letting it turn sour.
So let's get started and grab this book at the nearby book store. You might also find it at the school library. Simply stop by at the library and borrow it (well obviously you have to wait until the school reopens), after all the library isn't too far. Stay tuned for more books-to-update.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Young adults like libraries and books, new study finds

Good news for American public libraries: Despite growing up in an increasingly digital world filled with iPhones, tablets, texts and tweets, young people ages 16 to 29 use the library more than any other age group, a new study finds.
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, this demographic is just as likely to borrow a book—like, those bound and printed on paper—and is more likely than their elders to have read one.

The survey, found that 75 percent of 16-to-29-year-olds—so-called "digital natives"—have read a printed book in the past year, compared with 64 percent of those 29 and up.
More findings from the Pew study:
• 85% of 16-17 year-olds read at least one print book in the past year, making them significantly more likely to have read a book in this format than any other age group.
• Younger patrons are significantly more likely than their elders to use libraries as places to sit and read, study, or watch or listen to media; 60% of younger patrons say they go to the library to do this, compared with 45% of library visitors ages 30 and older.
• 44% of library visitors under age 30 have used a library’s computers, internet, or a public Wi-Fi network, compared with just 27% of those ages 30 and older.

I think this is a good piece of news, even though it doesn't have Malaysian students in it but as a library enthuthiast and avid readers who has devoted my entire life promoting reading, i see this as a good enough sign. Maybe all the excellent Y A books in the market propel this and i am very happy.

Taken from yahoonews and here

Sunday, June 16, 2013

World's Longest Book Domino Chain

        It looks like plenty of fun. Wish we could do this is in Seseri, or couldn't we? *hint hint for next year's launching of Library Week. Btw,  love that there were people between the books doing reading in the video. So cool.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Moto Pusat Sumber Seseri

In Libris Libertas

 which means,

"In Books There's Freedom"

for obvious reasons, obviously.