Cheap Reading Materials

Posted: December 18, 2006 in Uncategorized

Last weekend I found a place where I can acquire magazines, books and even some DVDs in a very relatively cheap price. With Riel 1,000 ($0.25) you can get an issue of TIME that would cost you $5 at bookstore, though you have to wait it about a month later after its release and its cover is detached.

I bought One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa and read by Bill Clinton when he was at Yale University, and The Summon by John Grisham. I don’t think I will be able to finish them before the end of this year, since I want to finish Clinton’s autography: My Life first. I also got 4 issues of TIME and 2 issues of Economist.

What surprised me was that the dealer is Fulbright alumna and now working as a consultant. Getting married to a Japanese woman with whom he conversing in Chinese makes him even more uncommon person to be a dealer whom I expect to be. He met his wife in China when he was doing exchange program there. He said he is going to start a shop in a mall soon to be opened.


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