I thought I would try to get some books for birthday gifts and such, but couldn't find many titles I wanted to spend money on. In the end, practically everything I got was a classic and for someone other than myself. And I spent a grand total of ... RM54.90!
Edward spent RM13!
Don't take my word for it though. Someone else thought it was quite good. I guess it's a matter of taste. There were lots of Buffy and Angel books. And bestsellers too, but no Penguin Classics, no Byatt or Drabble or Proust or Atwood. And no children's picture books except for some Nickleodeon and Disney stuff that I thought too tacky for words.
Philip Pullman's The Broken Bridge was going for RM3 though. And there were classic Pooh stories, Narnia and Lord of the Rings boxsets, and those mini Penguin 60s books that I adore.
I got ghost stories by Charles Dickens and Sheridan Le Fanu, John Buchan's John MacNab, and E. Nesbit's The Phoenix and the Carpet - all Wordsworth classics - for RM5 each.
I guess it's just as well really. I'd hoped to restrict my spending as I usually go crazy at Times sales (last year I spent RM300+, the year before that RM600+), but, as it turned out, I didn't even have to make the effort.
The Times Warehouse Sale is on until 5 March.
Details as follows: