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Library withdrawn stocks

It’s because of my good friend J, that I kept seeing this book popping up in my radar. First I loaned it from the library last April and I love it and read it with glee. Here’s my review.

Then I saw it once again in the charity shop that I go to every week, for £1 and I thought “nah! I don’t think I want to get it”. So I left it sitting on the shelf until someone bought it.

and then today I saw the book in the withdrawn shelf of my local library for 20p!!! 20p for a brand new book albeit a stamp that says “Withdrawn”.. GIVE it to me anytime!! I’ll buy it all with 20p!!! 😉

So here’s the condition of the book, as you can see it’s brand new, no creases, no dog ears.


and I also got another two books for £1. One for theory driving test in the UK which God knows when I am going to take it. Another is a biography of Mao, both books are withdrawn stocks from the library. Besides a little tear and water smudge, both book conditions look absolutely fine to me.


I asked the librarians how often do they clear their stocks, she didn’t quote a specific time frame, but it is quite frequent. Charity bookstores, withdrawn stocks from the library, book sales at the Doctor’s clinic for 25p…. Can someone just pay me enough salary so that I could stay home and READ???!!!

It’s all your fault J, because of your frequent chanting of the book, I finally own Twenties Girl. 😉


About JoV

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


4 thoughts on “Library withdrawn stocks

  1. Great haul, Jo! Hope you enjoy all your new books! Oh fun, studying for the driving test, and you drive on the wrong side of the street, too! ;D

    Posted by Bina | August 28, 2010, 4:52 pm

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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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