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About meI'm trained as a librarian, have been in love with books since childhood. Unfortunately after getting married in 2005 and have kid in 2006, I'm forced to slow down my reading and book collecting activities.
So in 2008, I made a resolution to start reading and collecting books seriously again; and to uplift my spirit I paid for a lifetime LT account at the end of December.
About my libraryHISTORY OF MY LIBRARY
Up to 2007, the books that I cataloged are those that the family owns: my late father's, my mother's, brother's, sister's and mine, all being kept in my mother's house. Collection has begun as early as 1950s (my late father's), my mother's in 1970s, and the three of us in 1980s.
Mom's collection and ours still growing at considerable rate, except that my sister and brother aren't bringing home their books anymore, because they've moved out and staying elsewhere.
After I got married and moved out in 2008, I no longer record my brother's and sister's books which has grown separately from mine, except those that I ever borrowed from them and read, just to keep track of my reading and their books that I took interest in.
Instead, I will begin to cover my husband's and little kid's books. So you can found children books in my library from now (December 2008) and scarce collection of my hubby's (he's not that much a book lover, but he does read quite a lot of magazines and avid reader of news).
So there goes the history of my library. Will add more stories soon when the library grows.
AREA OF COLLECTION TO BE EMPHASIZED IN FUTURE
1. Books on books and reading.
2. Palestinians' memoirs.
3. Arab classics in English.
Groups50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, Books in Books, Combiners!, Indonesiana, ISLAM, Librarians who LibraryThing, The Intifada Literature
Favorite authorsSyed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Malcolm Gladwell, A. Samad Said, Faisal Tehrani, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Wan Mohd. Nor Wan Daud (Shared favorites)
VenuesFavorites | Visited
Favorite librariesDar al-Hikmah Library, International Islamic University Malaysia, Perbadanan Perpustakaan Awam Selangor (Shah Alam), Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas Library, ISTAC
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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationShah Alam, Malaysia
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceApr 22, 2006
Currently readingHow to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson
Penjelasan budaya ilmu by Wan Mohd. Nor Wan Daud