Thursday 5 August 2021

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Thoughtless Thursday #036

 Assalamualaikum, good day dearest! Alhamdulillah, I'm now in my second week of semester three. As I'm only took two subjects, I probably won't be too busy so I will try to get on blog as often as I can. 

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For so long we have been locked inside, did you guys picked up any new hobby? Or maybe the old hobby? For me, it was reading. Well, do you guys read? If you do, what did you read? Just random book? News? Economic? Fictions? Whatever genre you read, I believe it is all knowledge. Even those novel cinta sampah

I have been an avid reader since in high school. During those times, my materials are only limited to whatever novels, books that my older sister purchased and of course, school books. I still remember those literature, anthologies, novels back in high school. Some of that I still remember was 'Leftenan Adnan' by Abdul Latip Talib. This book make me cry really hard. Also 'How I Met Your Mother' by David A. Hill. I am not sure why that book left such a big impression on me. 

After highschool, my material for reading only limited to whatever books I found on the Wattpad apps. And that is pretty much it. No more physical books and I don't even intend to look or buy any other books. Until one day, I joined a giveaway and the gifts happened to be  books from Teme Abdullah (I'm not sure if I have posted about winning the giveaway). From that moment, I rekindled my love for physical books.  I just couldn't have enough of them. 

The downside of being a lover for physical books are money and space. I believe, my hobby is so expensive. I hate how much one book can cost (especially the books from outside of MY). Especially now that we can get pretty much everything, online, did not help my bank account. Honestly, before the pandemic start, I am not much of an online shopper. I don't even have shopee app in my phone at that time. But guess what the first thing I bought online? You got it, books. It was March 2020 (I believe) when Teme Abdullah opened pre-order for his new books and I without hesitation purchase it. And there it goes, my online shopping card. Don't even get me started on space. I really don't have much space in my room to store the books that I have.

Oh, few days ago, I saw one tweet that said something along the line, 

why would one waste money to buy books that they didn't read? 

In my personal opinion (highlighted on the personal, in case someone did not understand the opinion part), it is not a waste of money. Why would be a waste of money? Just because their TBR is longer than other, doesn't mean they won't pick up the books the bought. Be it sooner or later. Oh, if they ended up not reading it? It can simply be given away or sold to others. 

What about you? What did you do during this lockdown? 

with me,


1 comment:

  1. tak sempat nak ada new hobby pun sebab kerja macam biasa haha but yuppp buku agak mahal tambah pulak kalau dari luar negara. Cari yang preloved pun tak jatuh banyak sangat harga dia