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Two minds about selling books

It happened to me very often.

At the state of anguish, I always wanted to sell all those thick, big textbooks from my home. So that I (or rather my husband) don’t have to carry the lot up and down when I move houses. Then when the orders came through, and I changed my mind. I thought about it for a long while. £2 profit for a reading about Warren Buffet’s investment secrets? What?!! I don’t earn anything (due to the high postage to other European countries)? Mergers, take overs and Corporate governance, hmm this is my MBA textbook sounds interesting, shouldn’t I keep it to read it sometimes so that I could be a finance expert? Didn’t I paid for astronomical MBA tuition fees to get a lot out of this? I haven’t even read more than 5 pages of the book?!!  Sometimes I changed my mind, I do a refund and said that I do not have inventory.

That’s what I did, it is going to cost me £6.50 to send it over to Netherland. I went to the Reading Central library, came out with three books, travel books on China and Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar; and Haruki Murakami’s End of the World. I am not going to read finance textbooks, am I? :p

I’ll buy a new Finance book when I want to read about Mergers, take overs and Corporate governance. I wrote : “Good luck with the book” to the buyer. 1.2 kg, is a heavy book. After I sent it off, I felt a little lighter.


About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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