17 November 2005

My regular haunt

One Saturday afternoon. In the course of my weekly search for books, I'll drop by Borders and Sunny's bookstore.

"I wouldn't want it any other way
You wouldn't let me any way"
'Dangerous' Depeche Mode


Alicia said...

izzit at town area near takashimaya & etc?

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

It is.

Just a five minutes walk from Takashimaya. They are both on Orchard Road.

Borders is at Wheelock Place while Sunny's bookstore is at Far East Plaza.

(Wheelock Place is owned by a Hong Kong conglomerate, Wheelock Properties, also part of the Lane Crawford department stores group.)

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

I spend too much on books anyway and I have forced myself to stop buying books. Well, at least for a few weeks!

Alicia said...

no place to borrow books in sg ma :/

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

There is. Did you know that there is a library on the fourth floor of Ngee Ann City? (which houses Takashimaya)

It is just that I own several thousand books and I have read about half of them and the books I want are generally not in the local libraries. Books like 'The Seduction of Place: The City in the Twentieth Century', 'The Teutonic Knights', 'The Oxford History of the Byzantium', etc. Heheh.

I order from aboard often. I bought 'War and Society in Renaissance Europe 1450-1620' and 'Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe' last week from Amazon.

Alicia said...

hmm i dun read books :/

my record .. finish 1-2 chapters of the book n dat's it..


Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Heheh. Well, that is not uncommon in Singapore either. A colleague from China once made the observation that Singaporeans don't like to read. I agree with him. Even if Singaporeans were to read, I think they are very practical and pragmatic people, they usually go for self-help books, inspirational books, MBA/finance books and so forth.

1-2 chapters!? That's it? No more?

Alicia said...

unbelievable.. but it's true :/
i seldom finish books.. or 97% of the books i read