Sunday, October 11, 2009

When a pen was set to paper, and the fingers to the keyboard.

Salam allo. Taking a break from such "mind-blowing" studying (haha) and hanging the recently washed curtains, I want to blog about this amazing book I've recently read.

My sister, Yana brought home a Scholastic order brochure from her tuition centre which offers discounted books of Scholastic publications and the price cuts were very tempting. And some books are even discounted to up to 80%! So bought a book for me and for Yana and my friends Hanif and Hanisah ordered a few, as well. And after about three weeks (or more maybe) of agonizing waiting  finally received the books after coming back from Ain's open house!

That night, I missed Nur Kasih because I was quite sleepy and since I usually read to sleep I started on the book, which frankly, exceeds the usual page quota of me falling into sleep. Mwahaha. The following day, I finished it up! If I read it straight to the end from the beginning, it'll probably took about 5 hrs, I think. Nevertheless, it was a very good read. The series are a mix of suspense, philosophy, adventure and romance. It's about err, let me copy paste the plot of the first book, The Hunger Games from wikipedia first. Here you go:

The Hunger Games is a young adult science fiction novel written by bestselling author of The Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins. It was originally published in hardcover on September 14, 2008 by Scholastic Press. It is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. It introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world where a powerful government called the Capitol has risen up after several devastating disasters. In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the ruthless Capitol randomly selects one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts, who are then pitted against each other in a game of survival and forced to kill until only one remains.
And this book certainly sparked my readaholism back (which I had lost contact with for a while) and I ended up craving to go to MPH for the sequel, which is Catching Fire. Which is less likely though -___- Besides, I haven't finished a quite a stack of books yet, so I don't think Baba will be all that very pleased if I want to buy another.

Three of the books, Sherlock Holmes, Under Orders and Eragon were from a shop that sells unwanted outdated books or books that don't really sell and costs only RM10 each! I haven't finished them yet - insyaAllah will do sometime. Kisah Nabi-nabi dalam Al-Quran was when I won (don't remember which place though) a Tilawah competition at the masjid when I was in standard 4, which surprises me too because I'm not really that very good x) I've read most of it, although not in order, but insyaAllah I'll finish it up soon. Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark was a birthday gift from Alya and there's actually a story behind it, but nvm ehak.

And the smallest book on top is a classic, Tom Sawyer worth RM2.50 which is another stingy proof of me of buying books. And the second from the top is Sally Nicholl's Ways To Live Forever, I almost finished it, almost, but I wasn't very eager to finish it and I read it in long intervals and Syafiqah, Amalina and Hanisah had borrowed it, so I haven't finished the book until today x) But, Hanisah said it was very touching and she even cried at the last part, so that attracts me enough I think, haha.

So, I can't quite buy another book now. But never mind, there's always the internet. I read some of the sequel (Catching Fire) at and it was really good and you felt pity for the lead, which is Katniss Everdeen for the predicaments she has to go through and that no matter what she did, she seems to always hurt someone (in mortality not emotionally -_-) and the story telling leads me to read more, but realizing the finals are haunting upon me, I ended up reading only about a quarter of it. But it was very exciting though :D If only these would be more appealing.