Monday, August 16, 2010

My CRAZY secret project

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love to read. For me, books are like a gateway to other worlds, where the only limitation is my own imagination. 

One of my secret ambitions has always been to have my very own library. Not just a collection on books on shelves to look at and to gather dust, but a real library where people can come and read all the wonderful books that I have read. 

Last week I got this crazy idea in my head and it just wouldn't go away until I did this. TADAA!




I love to read. I love to share. I would love to share my passion for reading with all of you.


It's a very simple concept. I have a book and I want to share it with you. Just follow these simple steps.
  • Browse through my collection of books. You may refer to the list of authors and genres or use the "Find that book" button provided.
  • Choose one you like. I have provided a plot summary and review for each book to help you.
  • Leave a comment under that particular post ("I want to borrow this book" or something similar).
  • Contact me at and leave your name and mailing address.
  • I will mail the book to you and you can read it.


In order to promote reading to others too please do these simple steps.

  • Tell all your book loving friends.

  • Write a blog post about this book club. Please link back to this blog (the book club blog).
  • Write an honest review of the book you read on your blog. Please link back to this blog (the book club blog).
  • If you don't have a blog, then just publish your review on Facebook.
  • You may keep the book for 2 weeks (upon recieving it- so notify me when it arrives safely).
  • After that, please mail it to the next person requesting the book (contact me to get their address). If nobody else has requested the book, simply mail it back to me.
*For those living in Kuala Lumpur or Selangor, you can personally drop by UKM (KL) to return the book if it is more convenient.

Hmm.. I wonder if this crazy idea will actually work... 

So that's it folks. My crazy little experiment. So far, I have uploaded 20 books by more than 15 authors from 12 different genres (and I have over 50 more books to go- will update the list of books as frequently as I can).

My only hope is that there will be people out there who will like this idea and participate. Since I'm not recieving any money from this, I will do it for as long as I can afford. Plus, because it is a project based on mutual trust, I reserve the right not to entertain any shady characters..hehe. 

How many people think I'm crazy? Hands up! I see you..hehe. (Feel free to check it out here or click on  the HIDAYAH'S BOOK CLUB tab on the navigation bar on this blog).


Just right for today, my latest MBP post is out. Creating little bookworms. Check it out. 


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