Today is perhaps one of the happiest days for the girls, especially the biggest girl, who is the biggest lover of novels. Hubs finally agreed to bring the girls to the Big Bad Wolf Sale (themed Big Bad Box Sale this year @ Mines 2) today. The girls were jumping and screaming with joy when their dad promised to bring them to the book sale today.
After picking up Alycia from school, we went straight to Mines 2. The kids ate their lunch of sandwiches in the car. Upon arrival at Mines 2 (our first time there), we were pretty lost as the place is huge and we did not know which building to drive into to park our car. After asking for direction, hubs spent another 15-20 minutes hunting for a space to park his car.
At the book fair, we bought the RM99.90 big box (I’d like to call it the ‘book buffet’), where you can stuff in as many books as you can into the box within a confined space. There is also a cheaper and smaller box at RM79.90. Books outside of the Big Box area are ‘ala carte’ and cannot be included into the Big Box.
The girls excitedly checked their box upon payment and could not wait to go on a book binge! Note – you can stuff in as many books as you can but the box flaps/cover must be flat and sealed with masking tape during check-out. So – no overflowing of books.
The ‘book buffet’ spread was really huge. There were so many books — so many that the girls did not know where to start attacking first. A lot of time is wasted going through the assortment of books. Most of the books in the Big Box area are jumbled up and not placed according to authors.
Credit must be given to the girls for skillfully maximizing all the space in the box. The 3 of them put their heads and hands together and arranged the books like the game Tetris! 😀 Since there was still some empty space left during check-out, I grabbed 2 big cook books to fill up the remaining empty space in the box 😀
Opportunists at work! The sisters stuffed and arranged, took out the books over and over again and then found more space. Team work in smartly arranging the books in the box got them more space and books!
Our loot – over 50 books!
Part of the girls’ loot…
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale @ Johor and Big Bad Box Sale @ Mines 2 will end on 7 June 2015. If you are free, do drop by and grab some books. We’ve scooped enough books to satiate the girls’ thirst for books for half a year hopefully and they also got some books for their friends as presents. School workbooks are also available but they are not included in the Big Box though.