Introduction and Terms & Conditions

(please read this before contacting me TQ)

Direct questions at kit.punya.bookshelf(at) for any enquiries.

1. All items are authentic unless stated otherwise.

2. Serious buyers only. Prices are NON-NEGOTIABLE.

3. No refunds. So please, please, please ask me questions if you're not sure about anything.

4. Buyers must bear cost of postage (unless stated otherwise). Combined shipping allowed. Items will be sent out within 3 working days AFTER payment is received and verified.

*this means that AFTER I have contacted you to let you know that I've received your payment*

Pos Laju for Books -

RM8 for the First Book or One (1) book, add RM2 for EACH additional books. Buyers from Sabah & Sarawak, pls add RM3 to the total, tq...

Pos Express
RM6 for one to two books

Snail Mail/Parcel
RM5 for abt 5 books
(will take abt 3 to 5 days within Klang Valley, more if out of Klang Valley)

We're not responsible for losses or damages occuring in transit.

6. Pick up is possible (by confirmed appointment only) at:

Jusco AEON AU2 (Keramat) - after working hours, weekdays (Mon - Fri) and weekends
Ampang Point - weekends
Alamanda Putrajaya - weekdays during lunch
KLCC - weekends

Please advise me as soon as possible if you can't make it to the pick up. Thanks..

7. Booking allowed for 3 days with deposit ONLY. *due to some ppl making reservations but disappearing later... sorry!*

8. If it doesn't say "Sold, TQ!" or "Reserved", then its available. I usually only have ONE copy for each book only.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kit's Bookshelf Will be at HSBC/HDPM Family Day, Cyberjaya on 25th July 2009

Dear All,

Just to let you know that we'll be at HSBC/HDPM's Family Day in Cyberjaya on the 25th of July 2009.

Or to be more exact, we'll be at The Kelab Komuniti Tasik Cyberjaya from 11am to 4pm.

So do drop by. We'll be at stall B17, near the women clothes and accessories stall.

There'll be abt 150 books available, from Kit's Bookshelf and Zyrin's Bookshelf (its a partnership).

Shopaholic & Baby Available at Chic Read

Dear Friends and Customers,

FYI, to those of you looking for Sophie Kinsella's books, Chic Read has one Shopaholic & Baby available.

Go serbu there!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NOW RM9 EACH!! - Set of "So You Want To Be A Wizard" by Diane Duane

Set of "So You Want To Be A Wizard" books by Diane Duane Duane - NOW RM9 EACH was RM13 each, Available
(Books No.2, 4, 5 & 6 in the series) (pls enquire abt discounts if you're buying more than 1)

Condition: Read Once, Almost New


Book 2, Deep Wizardry (top left), reviewed by A Customer:
Diane Duane takes you on an unbelievable adventure with Nita and Kit. This book put a vivid picture of what was happening into my head. While I read it, it made me feel like my soul was singing to the melody of the waves Nita and Kit traveled through. Each bit of this book I gobbled up and when I was done, I was thirsty for more. This has to be the best piece of literature I have EVER read. But for people who don't believe in magic a bit, you probably wouldn't like it. For everyone else, you have to read this book!

Book 4, A Wizard Abroad (top right), from School Library Journal:
Nita Callahan, a 14-year-old wizard from Long Island, is annoyed when her concerned parents ship her off to Ireland for six weeks on an enforced vacation from magic-working and her partner Kit?but what's time or space to wizards (see So You Want to Be a Wizard [1996] and its sequels [all Harcourt]). In any case, Ireland is hardly the ideal spot for a magic-free getaway, and indeed Nita soon finds herself involved in big doings. With the ancient harvest festival of Lughnasad approaching, signs point to a major attack from the malicious Lone Power, the very inventor of Death, in its guise as Balor of the Evil Eye. The assembled wizards of Ireland have but one hope: to find or re-create the Four Treasures of the Tuatha de Danaan, said in ancient stories to have helped defeat Balor once before. Moving easily between light, everyday language and the sonorous formality of high fantasy, Duane seamlessly interweaves encounters with creatures from legend with glimpses of modern Irish life and teen culture. Her view of magic's place in the scheme of things is so clever and well reasoned that readers will have no trouble suspending belief. Nita is an appealingly hot-tempered teenager who faces slavering dire wolves and trollish drows with more courage than the dismaying realization that she's gotten "the hots" for young fellow wizard Ronan. Balor's appearance in the climactic battle is all too brief, but against this army of wizards, it never stands a chance. At least in retrospect. An unusually consistent fantasy, rich in details, subplots, and Irish lore. John Peters, New York Public Library

Book 5, A Wizard's Dilemma
For the first time ever, friends and wizard partners Nita and Kit seem to be having trouble communicating. They argue over a spell to clean up the pollution in New York's Jones Inlet, and from that point on, they can't connect on anything. Is it adolescence that's tearing them apart or something more profound? Meanwhile, Nita and her family are stunned to discover that her mother has cancer, and there's a possibility that nothing--not surgery, not even wizardry--can fight it. Nita refuses to let her mom go down without a fight, however, and soon she's on a mission that brings her face-to-face with the Lone Power, source of all death in the universe--Nita's worst enemy, and possibly her only hope.

Impressive in its scope, The Wizard's Dilemma, like all the titles in Duane's series, is packed with an intriguing combination of technology and magic that fans of fantasy, science fiction, technology, and even Christian literature will find absolutely gripping. Nita is a complex character, as befits her status as a teenager, not to mention a wizard. Her confusion and self-doubt will be painfully believable to every reader. There are no simple answers in this remarkably philosophical novel.

Book 6, A Wizard Alone (bottom left),
Kit and Nita return to join forces against the evil Lone Power, this time over the heart and mind of a young autistic, in Diane Duane's sixth installment of the Young Wizards series. Initially, Kit finds himself flying solo as Nita has sunk into a deep depression over her mother's recent death. Luckily, his telepathic pooch, Ponch, is happy to fill Nita's niche temporarily, as long as biscuits are involved. Kit tries to understand why autistic wizard-in-training Darryl McAllister has been stuck in his Ordeal, or initiation, for over three months. Is it merely the fault of his autism? Inside Darryl's mind, Kit and Ponch find complex landscapes of weird beauty that belie Darryl's rocking, vacant exterior. But they also find the Lone Power, attacking Darryl with an unrelenting brutality that is excessive, even for the Source of all Evil. Meanwhile, Nita is distracted from her sadness by trying to discover the meaning of a series of strange dreams in which a being is pleading for her aid. Could the dreams be a call for help from Darryl? And if so, will Kit and Nita come together in time to destroy the Lone Power before it destroys them? Though a novice to the series would definitely benefit from reading the previous books, Duane's latest mix of science and spell casting is thought provoking in its own right.

Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub - SOLD

Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub - RM20, SOLD


Two of the greatest storytellers of our time join forces to create an epic thriller of unsurpassed power; a twisting, compelling story of a small American town held in the grip of evil beyond all reason. French Landing, Wisconsin. A comfortable, solid middle-American town inhabited by comfortable, solid middle-Americans! and a serial killer. Three children have been lost -- taken by a monster with a taste for child's flesh nicknamed 'The Fisherman' after a legendary murderer. It's all way beyond the experience of the local police, whose only hope lies with ex-detective Jack Sawyer, the man who cracked their last case for them. But, plagued by visions of another world, Jack has retired to this rural retreat precisely to avoid such horrors -- and, having recognized the touch of madness on this case, he's keeping well away. Soon, he'll have no choice. Young Tyler Marshall, left behind one afternoon by his bullying friends, pedals past the local old folks' home and is accosted by a crow. 'Gorg,' it caws, and 'Ty.' What ten-year-old could resist a bird that speaks his name? Not Ty, that's for sure. And as he follows the mysterious crow, he's grabbed by the neck and dragged into a hedge. The Fisherman has made another catch!

Memoirs of A Geisha - SOLD

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - RM25, Available

Condition: Read Once, Plastic Wrapped, Almost New


From Library Journal
"I wasn't born and raised to be a Kyoto geisha....I'm a fisherman's daughter from a little town called Yoroido on the Sea of Japan." How nine-year-old Chiyo, sold with her sister into slavery by their father after their mother's death, becomes Sayuri, the beautiful geisha accomplished in the art of entertaining men, is the focus of this fascinating first novel. Narrating her life story from her elegant suite in the Waldorf Astoria, Sayuri tells of her traumatic arrival at the Nitta okiya (a geisha house), where she endures harsh treatment from Granny and Mother, the greedy owners, and from Hatsumomo, the sadistically cruel head geisha. But Sayuri's chance meeting with the Chairman, who shows her kindness, makes her determined to become a geisha. Under the tutelage of the renowned Mameha, she becomes a leading geisha of the 1930s and 1940s. After the book's compelling first half, the second half is a bit flat and overlong. Still, Golden, with degrees in Japanese art and history, has brilliantly revealed the culture and traditions of an exotic world, closed to most Westerners. Highly recommended.
-Wilda Williams, "Library Journal"

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - SOLD

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - RM8, SOLD

Condition: Pages yellow from age, corner of front cover torn (refer to second picture)

Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again. You see, there was a bit of a mixup when the Antichrist was born, due in part to the machinations of Crowley, who did not so much fall as saunter downwards, and in part to the mysterious ways as manifested in the form of a part-time rare book dealer, an angel named Aziraphale. Like top agents everywhere, they've long had more in common with each other than the sides they represent, or the conflict they are nominally engaged in. The only person who knows how it will all end is Agnes Nutter, a witch whose prophecies all come true, if one can only manage to decipher them. The minor characters along the way (Famine makes an appearance as diet crazes, no-calorie food and anorexia epidemics) are as much fun as the story as a whole, which adds up to one of those rare books which is enormous fun to read the first time, and the second time, and the third time...

Kit's Review: If you want something EXTREMELY funny and hilarious, get this one. I have another copy of this book, which is why I'm letting this one go (with a heavy heart)

The Nanny by Melissa Nathan - SOLD

The Nanny by Melissa Nathan - RM15, SOLD Heartsister

From Amazon.Com:

When 23-year-old Jo (named for a much saltier Jo in Little Women) lands a surprise nanny job with the cosmopolitan and dysfunctional (of course) Fitzgerald family, she trades in her quiet smalltown home and her unexceptional boyfriend, Shaun, for life amid the bright lights of London. Duties include looking after Tallulah, Zak and Cassie (four, six and eight, respectively), keeping mum during parents Dick and Vanessa's constant bickering and getting along with Dick's sons by a previous marriage, Toby, 13, and Josh, 25. Unlike Jo's parents' shouting matches, the Fitzgeralds' marital rows consist of sarcastic verbal jousting ("Jo had never heard `darling' used as a term of abuse before"), while the younger children's squabbling is frequent and forgettable rather than funny. The 12-hour days leave Jo no time to be homesick, and she manages to bond with everyone except Josh, with whom she shares quarters. Beady-eyed readers will quickly suspect a romance between the two, which will blossom, then wilt, revive and falter. Meanwhile, Dick and Vanessa's marriage is in jeopardy, and Dick's finances are a mess. Jo loves the darling children, but she's not entirely lovable herself. Instead, she's a victim of self-deception surrounded by one-dimensional characters two-timing beau Shaun, sly best friend Sheila, remorseful Dick, harpy Vanessa. Though things look up toward the end, they're an unhappy bunch with untidy lives. Blimey, where's the fun in that?

The Voyage of Jerle Shannara by Terry Brooks

The Voyage of Jerle Shannara (Book One, Ilse Witch Series) by Terry Brooks - NOW RM5, was RM10, Available
Condition: Pages yellowed from age (extra note: I think Zyrin's Bookshelf has another book in this series)


Terry Brooks's new Shannara epic, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, kicks off its first volume, Ilse Witch, with the discovery of a mad elf drifting on wreckage miles out at sea with his tongue and eyes removed and a map secreted among his possessions. The elf is revealed to be a lost prince who set out decades earlier to find old magics on another continent. Walker Boh, the Druid we last saw in The Talismans of Shannara, persuades the Elf King that both vengeance and prudence dictate a second expedition and assembles the usual crew of talented misfits to travel by airship into unknown territory. The forces of evil are on their way as well--the shadowy figure known as the Ilse Witch and the lizard-like mercenaries forced on her by her untrustworthy ally, the Morgawr, are closing in, with acquisition and murder in their hearts.

Fans of Terry Brooks will know precisely what to expect from him: undemanding sword-and-sorcery adventure with touches of the gloomily mysterious and of more complex emotions. This is Brooks at his best and this novel is the least dependent on earlier models as it becomes clear that in this sequence the relationship between good and evil is more complicated than usual.