As a true Malaysian, I have to be honest – I don’t read. I rather spend my leisure time walking aimlessly in a shopping mall, eating like it’s the end of the world, or posting self-indulging statuses on Facebook.
Which is why I never would have thought of visiting the Big Bad Wolf…
But I did.
So yeah, it’s probably one of the most talked about event for the past few weeks. Everyone seems to be so into reading books all of a sudden.
Because of that, I had to join the enthusiastic crowd and queue up in my car.
I didn’t expect this many cars to be heading to the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) at The Mines Resort.
The scene was a resemblance of cars queuing up to fill up their petrol tank when the government announces a steep hike in petrol prices.
I don’t even queue for an iPhone, what more for books.
Anyway, a few minutes later, I managed to reach the world’s biggest book sale!
Without much ado, we proceeded into the den of the Big Bad Wolf.
The den’s floor plan seems pretty organized. The Big Bad Wolf must be hiding somewhere inside – and I’m gonna search for it!
Inside the hall, everyone was looking for books. Some with stacks of books, and some with boxes of books.
The known fact about Malaysians is that we don’t boast a positive reading culture in our country. It’s in some statistics, I believe. So it’s quite mind-boggling to see so many people over here, buying books!
Well, perhaps it’s due to the pressure from the society.
It’s like a grand sale at a shopping mall – since the products (books) are greatly discounted, the society perceives it as a necessity to spend. Therefore, others jump onto the bandwagon of spending mode.
Whether the books are actually read or not, it’s a different matter altogether. ;)
Anyway, let’s look at some of the interesting books that are on sale at the Big Bad Wolf…
How To Live Dangerously – It’s no surprise that we’re living in a dangerous world these days. Crime here, crime there. You think you can survive so easily?
Money Talks, Bullsh*t Walks – If you combine the phrases “No Money No Talk” and “Walk The Talk”, and throw in some bullshit, you’ll get this book title. That’s how a business rolls.
Jane’s Guide To Dicks – Sounds wrong, especially when the title emphasizes on “Dicks” from the phrase “Tom, Dick & Harry”. I suppose it’s a guide for horny ladies to handle horny guys. *points at book cover*
And oh, I spotted a damaged book too!
It must have been bitten by an animal – which reminds me that I’m still in the search of the Big Bad Wolf! He must be somewhere nearby!
So I decided to get onto a higher floor to spot the wolf.
I huffed and I puffed all the way up, but the Big Bad Wolf can’t seems to be seen anywhere around the hall.
Feeling disappointed, I gave up and went to the cashier.
Well, it has been a long afternoon walking inside MIECC while searching high and low for the Big Bad Wolf.
I thought I would be leaving without a glimpse of the Big Bad Wolf. But hold on, can you guess what I saw on the streets?
I think I saw the Big Bad Wolf! :D