Booksybooks. an online bookshop.

What I hope from this little venture is to make it easier for people who loves books and bargains to surf through & shop for cheap books online.
My intent is to spread these books around and reinvest their values into new readers.

The books are second-hand of course and comes with faults here and there. But I feel that gives them character. Personally, I love wondering where these books come from and who has read them before. I hope you will come to feel the same way too...

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I bought this book last week and I find it hilarious! I had no idea what Haiku was when I picked up the book. But just a flip inside, it explains that 'In the 16th century, Zen monks in Japan developed Haiku, a poem consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables'. This dear book has Haiku-ed 100 great books. If you've read or know of these 100 books, you'll find their Haiku versions really funny. Here's some of my favourites...

Emily Bronte
Wild. Strange. A bit damp.
Heathcliff waits for Cathy's ghost.
Women. Always late.

D.H. Lawrence
On the grounds, fresh game.
On the new gamekeeper, fresh
Lady Chatterley.

Vladimir Nabokov
Lecherous linguist -
he lays low and is laid low
after laying Lo.

Louisa May Alcott
Snowdrops hang like tears
Shy, sweet, saintly Beth has died
One down, three to go.

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