Wednesday, July 07, 2010
I finally(after two weeks) decided to go and pick up the books prize I'd won in one of the leading local dailies here. Decided to go by the Metro-for some reason, I'd not used the Karama Metro station ever since it opened, so it was something to look foward to. Entered the station and whew!What a nice long walk to the platform(specially in my current walk-walk mood..haha) , in airconditioned comfort,but naturally. Reached there and the next train came in, in 4-5 minutes. After a nice ride(More on the ride later), I reached Mall Of The Emirates, and reached the bookstore. Spent a nice 1 hr there, browsing, reading a bit,seated on their comfy sofas. For choosy people like me, it's not easy to find books worth AED 100/-(@ 1250 bucks there) Finally, I picked out:
1. It's not rocket science and other irritating modern cliches- a fun book, which looks at common expressions we use and why we use them...will extract some in the next post...great laughs there.
2. The mid-life disaster- It's a very compact gift book, actually(not regular size as in the link), so, I might just gift it to some 'deserving' candidate one of these days.:)(After reading, of course..haha)
LOL...please,don't raise knowing eyes..I've quite some way to reach mid-life, but some of the quotes were pretty LOLlable- like' at his age, his actions creak louder than words'....that made me decide to select it as the second book of my choice.
After this I went to the next shop I love to visit- Virgin Megastore...more on that in the next post.:)
Ooph..time for work, now..so, will catch up with you all later in the day...or, tomorrow...or, day after..:)