Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Books Hunting

I went to Jarir last Thursday with my heart jumping on the clouds. I had a list of highly recommended books that I was dying to read. I went to the customer service. The guy in charge was on the phone. I had to wait for 15 minutes till he finished. I handed him the list of the books I needed to buy and told him I will have a look at the book shelves and get back to him.

I was looking for this
and this

and this

and this

and this

and this

I wish you had seen the look on my face when said none is available!! I wanted to jupm on his table and literally suffocate him!! I was really angry as how uncivilized we Saudis are not to have books that are available at other countries!! I went to the book shelves and grabbed some books. I haven't hear or had someone recommend them but what can I do, I was hungry for a good read!!

I bought this

and this
and this

I will be searching for these books in Bahrain, hoping to find them . I have started reading "A Bend in the Road" and I can't put down!

P.S. If you have read any of the books I bought and didn't like, please don't tell me. I get affected easily by people's opinions loool


Anonymous said...

No don't you ever strangle that poor lil fellow. Woooot sweetie that is a long list of books, I don't think I could finish even one, LOL! I'm back to school *tears*

Gone Bonkers. said...

i'll write your list down and if i was able to go to one of the bookshops i'll check for you (might buy a few too)... but these days 3indena '6eroof so it'll be a while...

can't you order them online? or will there be trouble with the customs?

Anonymous said...

Greetings from the U.S.A.!! I just happened to stumble upon your blog and I couldn't stop reading for like the last hour! You write with so much passion and emotion.. it's great to see that there are Saudi women who express themselves so well. :) Take care!

E-Arab said...

Just order them from Amazon.com, it will take from 3-7 days to arrive and will almost cost you the same with shipping, if not less.

His Sweetheart said...

Gone Bonkers
I am too lazy to create a visa card to order lol

His Sweetheart said...

Reading is the food of soul ;D

His Sweetheart said...

awwww, thank you babes.

*blushing* *blushing* *blushing*

Greeting back from Saudi Arabia ;D

You made me say girl ;D

His Sweetheart said...

Well, I wanted to see who modernized we are when it comes to reading!! Ironically, every silly dirty thing is availabale!!

I will order them but let me create a master card 1st lol

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Hey there I know how it feels to go to Jareer wanting a book so badly and not finding it AND not wanting to wait to get it fromAmazon which takes about 2 weeks to get here sometimes evern more!
But If you want the first book I have it (Sarah Dessen) I could send it to you just send me an email.. desert dot rose 598 at gmail dot com
I have other books by the other authors but not the ones you were looking for :)

Limited said...

i love reading as well .. looks like ill be popping into borders to see if they have any of them ..

im a person whose influenced by the cover .. if i dont like the way it looks it doesnt interest me or something, i dont pick it up *even though i know u should never judge a book by its cover ;P*

Anonymous said...

I'd like to suggest a book I think you would loooove! It's "Couldn't Keep It to Myself" by Wally Lamb and various women. He is a well-respected author and he volunteered his time at a women's prison to help them learn to write and tell their stories. Some are sad, some funny, some make you think. It's a really great book I'd recommend any woman to read! :)

His Sweetheart said...

DeSeRt RoSe
I will be really grateful for any book you suggest!!

I tried eading online and it kind of bored me, give me pushes to go back to it ;D

I will write my email on your blog

His Sweetheart said...

For a book, it's O.K to be decieved by a cover because it won't hurt but for people, you know, appearances versus reality ;D

Lulwa said...

ok then , they r all cool & a must read

hmmmm u encouraged me 2 get that a bend in the road

I'll try it soon nshallah

hey, why don't u order from amazon !!

I guess everything is there