Orphaned books in search of new home.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Amy Tan - The Kitchen God's Wife (SOLD!!)

This novel is about Pearl Louie and her mother, Winnie. The complexities and tensions between a mother and daughter are subtle, yet poignant at times. Tan describes the trials of being an immigrant in the United States through the character Winnie, and the problems of growing up torn between one's racial heritage, and one's national heritage (being born in the United States as a minority). The story is moved along by the discovery of a family "secret" that threatens to make every moment Pearl has lived, only a lie.
summary by Laura Fong from allreaders.com


Monday, November 22, 2010

Bulk Romance Vol. 02 - SOLD!

More super cheap romance for light reading!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

John Grisham - The Chamber (SOLD!!)

In the corridors of Chicago’s top law firm:

Twenty -six-year-old Adam Hall stands on the brink of a brilliant legal career. Now he is risking it all for a death-row killer and an impossible case.
Maximum Security Unit, Mississippi State Prison: 
Sam Cayhall is a former Klansman and unrepentant racist now facing the death penalty for a fatal bombing in 1967. He has run out of chances — except for one: the young, liberal Chicago lawyer who just happens to be his grandson.
While the executioners prepare the gas chamber, while the protesters gather and the TV cameras wait, Adam has only days, hours, minutes to save his client. For between the two men is a chasm of shame, family lies, and secrets — including the one secret that could save Sam Cayhall’s life… or cost Adam his.

Bulk Buy: Philip Pullman - Sally Lockhart Trilogy

When she first utters these words, sixteen-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. This begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues that will solve the puzzle of her father's death. Pursued by villains and cutthroats at every turn, she at last uncovers two dark mysteries. One involves the opium trade; the other, a stolen ruby of enormous value. Sally soon learns that she is the key to both - and that it's worth her very life to find out why.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Making of He's Beautiful (DVD)

Also known as: He's Handsome, Minami Shineyo
Market Price: RM24.90
Our Price: RM14
Condition: 5/5
Product Details: DVD (Original 1-piece)
Status: Available

Note: This DVD contains the 28 Behind-the-Scenes (BTS) footage with Subtitles. These BTS are only otherwise available in the original Director's Cut DVD which was not subbed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lisa Kleypas - Prince of Dreams (SOLD)

A wealthy and bitter exile, he most dangerous and desirable man in all of England, he burns to possess a proud, headstrong beauty who is promised to another. But winning Emma Stokehurst's exquisite hand through threats and determination does nothing to fill the empty spaces in Nikola's heart--until passion's magic carries the handsome, tormented prince back to a bygone era of splendor and romantic dreams. For there his destiny awaits him in a distant life. And in one remarkable woman's tender touch--achingly familiar but gloriously new--he must seek the elusive promise of ecstasy . . .and learn, at last, to love.


Diane Wei Liang - The Eye of Jade (SOLD!!!)

Chinese exile Liang, who fled her country after participating in the Tiananmen Square protests, makes an impressive debut with this understated mystery set in the late 1990s, the first in a prospective series. After resigning from the ministry of public security, Mei Wang launches a private investigative agency, a technically illegal business in China, much to her family’s dismay. After an old family friend, “Uncle” Chen Jitian, hires Mei to track down a jade seal from the Han dynasty, previously believed to be destroyed, Mei and her assistant, Gupin, follow slim leads to a shady dealer who might have connections to the same museum collection supposedly incinerated by the Red Guard.


Kristin Hannah - On Mystic Lake (SOLD!!)

Annie Colwater’s husband has just confessed that he’s in love with a younger woman. Devastated, Annie retreats to the small town where she grew up. There, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower who is unable to cope with his silent, emotionally scarred young daughter. Together, the three of them begin to heal. But just when Annie believes she’s been given a second chance at happiness, her world is turned upside down again, and she is forced to make a choice that no woman in love should ever have to make. . . .


Julia London - A Courtesan's Scandal (SOLD!!)

Kate Bergeron is the beautiful and mysterious former mistress of a cloth merchant...and the latest beauty to capture the interest of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince attempts to distract attention from his next amorous pursuit by ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to pretend to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. When Grayson reluctantly agrees to his Prince's demand, he finds the lady no more willing than he is. Kate will grudgingly act the part in public, but her favors are not for sale to any man. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the world to see, they find what started as a deception becoming all too real. And when passion flames into love, their predicament becomes extreme. For while marriage between a duke and a courtesan could never happen, Kate knows in her heart that she is willing to accept nothing less....


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses

John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

Market Price: RM32.90 (different edition)
Our Price: RM10
Condition: 4/5
Product Details: Paperback 301 pages 
Status: Available

BULK BUY: Ayashi no Ceres manga (Chinese Version) ~SOLD!!~

Aya and her twin brother Aki thought they were going to a celebration of their sixteenth birthday at their grandfather's home, but the funeral-like atmosphere tips them off that something's not right. Their "birthday present" turns out to be a mummified hand--the power of which forces an awakening of unkown powers within Aya, and painful wounds all over Aki's body! Grandfather Mikage announces that Aki will be heir to the Mikage fortune, and Aya must die! But Aya has allies in the athletic cook and martial artist Yûhi, and the attractive, mysterious Tôya. But can even two handsome and resourceful guys save Aya when it's her own power that's out of control?

In 1998 Ayashi no Ceres won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo.


Katherine Langrish - Troll Fell (Hardcover) - SOLD!!!

When Peer Ulfsson's father dies, the boy is forced to live with his disgusting and greedy twin uncles. Peer soon discovers that they plan to sell him to the local troll king; he will be a wedding present to the king's son and will serve the newlyweds as a slave. Meanwhile, Peer makes friends with Hilde, a girl from a neighboring farm, and she tries to help him find a way to escape his fate. Then the uncles' plans change, and they abduct Hilde's twin siblings to sell to the trolls instead. As events unfold, Hilde and Peer begin to see a way to rescue the youngsters, escape, and rid themselves forever of the horrible uncles. Other magical beings inhabit this land, such as the Nis, a truculent and ill-treated household spirit, and Granny Green-teeth, a fearsome creature that lurks in a millpond.


Friday, July 16, 2010

We Are Back!

Apologies for all the delays...but OBP is back in business!!! 

New update: 

1) From now on, all items will ONLY be mailed on the SATURDAY of payment confirmation.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience, but our driver is has graduated from a student to an office lady, and her lunch-break time is not long enough to drive to the "very far" post office.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


To all,
Sorry, but I will be temporarily MIA. However, if you wish to reserve any of the books here and is willing to wait for me to come back, please email me as usual to chris_kken@yahoo.com.

Thanks & continue supporting Old Binded Paper.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bulk Buy: Super Cheap Fiction


THE OLD-GIRL NETWORK - The classic favourite from the No. 1 bestselling author Dreamy, scatty and impossibly romantic, Polly McLaren has an arrogant and demanding boss, and a gorgeous yet elusive boyfriend. But when a handsome stranger on a train recognises her old school scarf, her life changes forever… This American Romeo begs her to help him find his Juliet and Polly agrees – St Gertrude's girls must, after all, stick together. However, everyone and everything soon becomes entangled as the old-girl network turns into a spider’s web of complications. But it’s just possible that it might also turn into love…

GOING TOO FAR - 'You've gone all fat and complacent because you've got your man, haven't you?' There are things only your best friend can tell you, but this outrageous suggestion is met with indignation from Polly Penhalligan, who is recently married, trying for a baby and blissfully happy in her beautiful manor farmhouse in Cornwall. At least she was, until Pippa's unfortunate remark forces her to realise that her idyllic life of gorging on chocolate biscuits, counting her seemingly endless blessings and not getting dressed until lunchtime could be having a few unwelcome side-effects. So Polly decides to razz things up a bit ndash; and agrees to allow her home to be used as a location for a commercial. But even before the cameras are set up and the stars released from their kennels, Polly's life and marriage have been turned upside down. This time, it seems, she's gone too far...


Movie Tie-Ins

These books are based on movie scripts

FIRST KNIGHT - A retelling of the story of Lancelot and Guinevere includes each character from the original legend and finds the doomed lovers and their king in battle against the murderous Malagant.

Hook -Based on the spectacular Steven Spielberg movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Julia Roberts, master fantasist Brooks updates the classic Peter Pan tale. Based on a screenplay by Jim V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo.

First Knight --> RM3
Hook --> RM3


The rebellious Princess Lenora and her cautious, clairvoyant fiance, Coren, return. Once again, the princess is bored with the predictable pace of life in Gepeth and seeks adventure, this time searching for a giant who is terrorizing the land. She escapes her parents' scrutiny by creating an idealized version of herself and inadvertently creates a second Coren as well (this one is a swashbuckling adventurer). These two "shadow" characters add both humor and meaning to the tale, exemplifying the ways in which stereotypes limit personal growth. As the four young people seek to discover the source of the problems plaguing Gepeth, they are thrust into many odd situations.

Market Price: Unknown
Our Price: RM4
Condition: 4/5
Product Details: Paperback 188 pages 
Status: Available


Friday, June 11, 2010

Bulk Buy: MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY - Darkover Novels collection

(Click on photos to view book synopsis)

Rediscovery --> RM3
Star of Danger --> RM2
(2in1 book)World Wreckers/Planet Savers -->RM5

Status: Available


Fighting off a pack of starving wolves, wrestling alligators in the swamp, romping with bear cubs, drawing off the venom of a giant rattlesnake bite with the heart of a fresh-killed deer--it's all in a day's work for the Baxter family of the Florida scrublands. But young Jody Baxter is not content with these electrifying escapades, or even with the cozy comfort of home with Pa and Ma. He wants a pet, a friend with whom he can share his quiet cogitations and his corn pone. Jody gets his pet, a frisky fawn he calls Flag, but that's not all. With Flag comes a year of life lessons, frolicking times, and achingly hard decisions.

This powerful book is as compelling now as when it was written over 60 years ago. Read simply as a naturalist study of the Florida interior, it fascinates and entices. Add the heart-stopping adventure and heart-wrenching human elements, and this is a classic well worth its Pulitzer Prize. Earthy dialect and homespun wisdom season the story, giving it a unique and unforgettable flavor


JOHN SANDFORD - Rules of Prey

Lieutenant Lucas Davenport, highly touted killer detective, invents intricate video games that he sells for cash. Called in to aid the Minneapolis team scrambling to stop a psychopathic serial woman-slayer, Lucas almost meets his match. The self-styled "mad dog" murderer views his rape/stabbings as a game as well, setting up obstacles for the police, carefully selecting his victims, and priding himself on clever moves.

Market Price: RM40.05 (different edition)
Our Price: RM10
Condition: 3/5
Product Details: Paperback 362 pages 
Status: Available

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.

But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his new identity, sensing the evil that surrounds him. For the multimillionaire Hannibal left maimed, for a corrupt Italian policeman, and for FBI agent Clarice Starling, who once stood before Lecter and who has never been the same, the final hunt for Hannibal Lecter has begun. All of them, in their separate ways, want to find Dr. Lecter. And all three will get their wish. But only one will live long enough to savor the reward....


Sunday, June 6, 2010


Starting out as a boy in the Catskills, Corky develops into a brilliant and famous magician whose long-hidden secret and expert skills attract dark forces intent on destroying him.

My personal review: This book is seriously good. The only reason I want to sell it off is because it is too good - it's a scary book, and it scared me to bits. That's why I can't read it anymore. To anyone who likes scary books - this is for you. And by the way, William Goldman is a freaking good writer - he writes screenplays too. Google him to find more of his wonderful works (I have Princess Bride, which is written by him as well, but that's not for sale....kekeke)

Market Price: Unavailable
Our Price: RM10
Condition: 3/5
Product Details: Paperback 243 pages 
Status: Available

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

MICHAEL CRICHTON - Sphere & Rising Sun (SOLD!!)

"A page-turner...Chichton's writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. This book should come with hot buttered popcorn."
A group of American scientists are rushed to a huge vessel that has been discovered resting on the ocean floor in the middle of the South Pacific. What they find defines their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship of phenomenal dimensions, apparently, undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old....
"The suspense is real."

VIC CHOU (周渝民) - Make A Wish CD

Market Price: RM46.90
Our Price: RM20
Condition: 5/5
Product Details:CD (Original), Calender Year 2002, Photobook
Status: Available

BRITNEY SPEARS - Baby One More Time CD (SOLD!!)


Status: SOLD!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

PAT O'SHEA - The Hounds of the Morrigan - SOLD!!

After he unwittingly releases an evil force long imprisoned in an old Irish manuscript, Pidge and his little sister, Brigit, are drawn into a series of adventures to help the good god, the Dagda, destroy this evil before it is found and used against the world by the Morrigan, Celtic tripartite goddess of battle. The Morrigan, in both hilarious and terrifying personae, is seen mostly in mod guise as a pair of motorcycle-riding hags, who set up a command post in Galway to observe and meddle with the action. (In one terrific touch, their fingerprint, suspended in air, becomes elsewhere a maze to entrap the children.) Their mean sense of humor lets them create a "watch frog" (who speaks in bog-Irish malapropisms); comb their blue and red hair with a live hedgehog; and make chess moves by sticking pins into chess pieces given temporary life. And constantly, their shape-changing, flick-tongued, slyand dominatedhounds track the children, but they may not kill unless they see their quarry run. The unfolding quest baffles and challenges the pair as it will readers, as shapes shift and dreams take on independent life.


DAWN COOK - Lost Truth

Alissa's dreams lead her to a distant land where countless Masters live in a flourishing magical society. Instead of being welcomed, Alissa finds that the Masters' leader, Keribdis, believes that she should be Alissa's teacher--whether Alissa likes it or not. And when Alissa rebels, she risks her magic--and her life.

Market Price: RM33.95
Our Price: RM12
Condition: 5/5
Product Details: Paperback 356 pages 
Status: Available

RUDYARD KIPLING - Just So Stories (Unabridged) (SOLD!!)

The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is "How Fear Came" in The Second Jungle Book (1895), in which Mowgli hears the story of how the tiger got his stripes.

The Just So Stories have a typical theme of a particular animal being modified from an original form to its current form by the acts of man, or some magical being. For example, the Whale has a tiny throat from a swallowed mariner who tied a raft in there to block the whale from swallowing others. The Camel has a hump given to him by a djinn as punishment for the camel refusing to work (the hump allows the camel to work longer between eating). The Leopard has spots painted on him by an Ethiopian (after the Ethiopian painted himself black). The Kangaroo gets its powerful hind legs, long tail, and hopping gait after being chased all day by a dingo, who was sent after the Kangaroo by a minor god whom the Kangaroo had asked to make him different from all other animals.


Friends Season 7 VCD Boxset

Market Price: RM119
Our Price: RM60 (including Poslaju postage)
Condition: 5/5
Product Details:VCD Boxset Season 7, 24 episodes
Status: Available

Stairway to Heaven VCD Boxset (Sold!!)

Jung-suh and Song-joo grew up together. They were always there for each other. Tragedy begins when Song Joo begins his studies overseas without Jung-suh. Jung-suh's father remarries Tae Mira. Mira takes in her two children from a previous marriage, Tae-hwa and Yuri. Yuri is envious of the life that Jung-suh leads and is determined to take everything away from her, including Song-joo. Tae-hwa begins to develop feelings for his stepsister, however Jung-suh still loves Song-joo. Five years later, tragedy occurs when Jung-suh gets into a car accident causing her to lose her memory. Together with Tae-hwa, they start anew. Song-joo is led to believe that she is dead. However, when they meet again one day, he is determined to remind her of the love they had for one another. When fate finally seemed to be on their side, Jung-suh is diagnosed with eye cancer.

Kwon Sang Woo as Cha Song-ju
Choi Ji Woo as Han Jung-suh
Kim Tae Hee as Han Yu-ri
Shin Hyun Joon as Han Tae-hwa


ANNA LEE WALDO - Circle of Stars (SOLD)

Emerging from his hidden, pastoral childhood, Madoc, the prophesied savior of the druids, rises to fulfill his fate as messiah to his people. Fearing persecution, Madoc must protect his true identity while learning the ways of the ancient druids for control of Wales, Madoc sets out on a dangerous voyage to find a new home for his dwindling flock. It is a journey that will lead him to the land that will later be known as America.

There on the beaches of ancient Florida, he meets Cougar, a Native American healer of the Calusa people. Madoc discovers his match in this beautiful, gifted young woman. And Cougar finally meets the white ghost whom she has known in her dream and awaited her entire life. Now, their love can be the key that links together the legendary blue-eyes, fair-haired Native American tribe to that of the ancient druids as they struggle to forge a future for themselves in a new land that could bring them their ultimate chance for survival...


Contengan Kehidupan Nyata Alam Sekolah (2 Volumes)

Megumi ialah pelajar Tingkatan 1 yang penuh bertenaga. Tak kira semasa bersuka ria, aktiviti persatuan, kerja sekolah atau masalah cinta, boleh menampakkan ciri-cirinya sebagai pelajar baru!
Komik ini menggambarkan alam sekolah barunya bersama kawan-kawan yang mengharukan dan gembira. Selain daripada itu, komik ini juga memetik selingan yang tidak pernah diutarakan sebelum ini.

Market Price: RM10 (2 volumes)
Our Price: RM4
Condition: 5/5
Product Details: Manga paperback (Malay) 
Status: Available

MARIAN KEYES - Sushi for Beginners (SOLD)

Hard-nosed, bitch-goddess London fashion editor Lisa Edwards was certain her "fabulous" promotion would mean more A-list parties, society page photos, and jet-setting jaunts to the fall collections.
Instead, she's being deported, Prada wardrobe and all, to supremely un-chic Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. Her assistant editor, over-organized world-class worrier Ashling Kennedy, however, is thrilled with her new job . . .until she discovers it comes with a very high price tag: Lisa Edwards. And then there's Ashling's oldest, dearest chum, Clodagh "Princess" Kelly, who seems to have achieved true happily-ever-after suburban fairy tale bliss -- but lately has this irresistible urge to kiss a frog. The chances of three such diverse, equally unsatisfied women bonding would be remote anywhere except in staid Dublin town, "the magazine version of Siberia." And once they do, they're going to start shaking things up -- in print and out of it -- especially when Colleen's rumpled, moody, wickedly attractive head honcho Jack Devine is tossed into the mix.



Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.


LI CUNXIN - Mao's Last Dancer (SOLD!!)

An extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation.

In 1961, three years of Mao's Great Leap Forward-along with three years of poor harvests-had left a rural China suffering terribly from disease and deprivation. Li Cunxin, his parents' sixth son, lived in a small house with twenty of his relatives and, along with the rest of his family, subsisted for years on the verge of starvation. But when he was eleven years old, Madame Mao decided to revive the Peking Dance Academy, and sent her men into the countryside searching for children to attend.

Chosen on the basis of his physique alone, Li Cunxin was taken from his family and sent to the city for rigorous training. What follows is the story of how a small, terrified, lonely boy became one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. One part Falling Leaves, one part Billy Eliot, Mao's Last Dancer is an unforgettable memoir of hope and courage.