Saturday, 8 December 2012
2012 Big Bad Wolf Books haul
Back from this year's Big Bad Wolf Books sale at Mines convention centre. By the time I started at the actual book fair, it was about noon-ish, so that's when I started the clock for myself.
Hilariously enough, they were selling wheelie luggage bags outside the fair in case you needed one - LOL.
Almost two hours of speed eye balling later (after skipping a third of the fair - the kids, chicklit, Malay, Christmas books, coffee table books and YA sections), I only got 5 books for under RM50. Sigh - the more books they have for sale, the less I come out with. It's not hard once you stick to your wishlist and decide not to get copies of the Jamie/Nigella/Gordon cookbooks that they have EVERYWHERE. That, and I was getting tired from lugging my own haul around, so yeah.
The browsing experience wasn't TOO bad - there's so much space in between the tables for strollers, trolleys and luggage bags. There's air conditioning... The convention centre parking downstairs feels a bit dodgy especially if you're there alone in the evening (they're not closing at all until tomorrow at 9.30 p.m.), but during the day... no biggie lah.
Luckily I didn't have to wait too long to pay, but I have to admit, the cashiers must be a little glad not to have so many books to key in :P
In case anyone cares, here's a picture of the haul...
The only wishlist item I found was The Daily Show book, Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race (RM12 - whee!).
I don't think I can do it again - once was enough :P