Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Going to the book store

You walked into a book-store.
Went through the "New Arrivals" aisle.
See if there's any familiar names.
Or anything interesting.

You proceed to your favourite section.
The books on the shelves look the same like you checked it last week.
Even the one you purposely turned upside down hasn't been corrected by the store keeper. You corrected the book back. You took a long sigh. You proceed to the next section.

...and the next.

...and the next.

..until you came back where you started: at the New Arrivals aisle.

Going to the book-stores just don't excite you as much any more. You start to question your choice as a hobby. Suddenly it appeared to you that reading and books are your close friends since forever. And the thought of finding a new hobby irked you. You knew there's nothing wrong with your hobby. It's just that they don't sell the books you like no more.

That, is where BookMaggotz comes in.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanks to @nurulakmarabd and Family!

BookMaggotz drive is less than a month old but the support we're receiving is HUMANGOUS! Alot of interested donors and friends are buzzing our email to arrange for their books. Since most of the BookMaggotz are working during the day, plus we still haven't work out a good blackmail letter to threaten DeliOasis's owner in Bangsar for letting us using their place as BookMaggotz's gather point, the only time available for books-pickup is at night.

Mr. Abdullah's personal collection
 @nurulakmarabd has been bugging us about the books in her house for quite a while. After much consideration and consultations from local shamans, we agreed to go to her place to pick them up. We cut the whole Lost-in-Pandan story during our way to get there and go right down to business.

The books she was giving were from her old university days. All of them were nicely strapped together and saved in a corner, waiting for us. Mr. Abdullah (@nurulakmarabd's daddy) didn't look too welcoming at first after realising we were there to get his daughter's unused books because he himself is a book lover. But after explaining what BookMaggotz is all about and our plans with the unused books, he himself showed us the family small library AND his small 'secret stash'. Mr. Abdullah got a very interesting taste in reading...
"You sure there's no 'Permata yang Hilang' somewhere?"

@nurulakmarabd's university books
From the small chats I had with Mr. Abdullah, Nurul and her mom, I gather that this is a 'reading' family. You get that 'look' prior to getting an answer, whenever you ask a question. But they are all very warm and very welcoming. So warm that they ask us to come next week to take some more books from Nurul's younger sister's stash pulak. *Lap peluh*

Anyway, BookMaggotz would like to thank Mr. Abdullah and @nurulakmarabd for trusting us with their books and selecting BookMaggotz as THE choice for these books to continue serving their purpose in this world. Thanks again!

p/s: now, to make THE LIST...