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Monday, October 22, 2012

Petunia's Book at the National Library


I went to pick up The Husband's dry cleaning today. It was 3.45pm but the dry cleaning lady was out to lunch till 4pm. So, I waddled upstairs to the library where a lovely idea occurred to me. I searched the NLB catalogue for my own book: Internal Drive Theory(R): Motivate Your Child to WANT to Study.

What I saw got me so excited that I absolutely had to tell someone. I skipped up to the nice Malay lady who was having a peaceful time arranging books back on the shelves. I kind of giggled and then I squealed and then I pointed at myself and said "Look! Me! I wrote this book!!" and "Looooook! EVERY SINGLE copy is either On Loan... Reserved... or In Transit to Reservation. At first, the lady stared at me like I was a nut case. Then, she started to squeal too... and then she went and gathered her friends and we all squealed together. What a nice lady to share in my joy!!

I thank God. I thank God that people like my book so much that they're queuing at the library for it. Thank you God. Thank you!!

I suspect book sales will go down once this post goes up but I am too happy to care. May this book shine love into countless children's lives for generations to come... because how a child is treated today will define how the same child will treat his/her kids in future. Yes! May love spread like a contagion or a forest fire to touch the lives of uncountable children.

In Jesus' name I pray this. Amen.

13 comments:

Celine said...

Yes! Yes! Congrats! May the scenes of mothers berating children for not scoring in exams exist only in the movie 'I not stupid'!

I showed that movie once to my PRC classmates, and they were speechless.

Blur Ting said...

I'm squealing with you now. Can you hear me from there?

Petunia Lee said...

Celine - yes... a good prayer to pray, no?

Petunia Lee said...

Ting - LOL.... Yes!!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Wow!!! Congrats! This is so exciting!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Library copies won't affect book sales I'm sure. Good books are worth keeping!

pummanuel said...

Congrats, Dr Pet! I don't think the book sales will go down. I have recommended the book to friends who either purchased the book or borrowed from friends who bought it. Those who borrowed went on to buy their own copies to highlight. It's the new SPG - Singapore Parenting Guide. Mmm...perhaps Babarella should take a photo with it.

Petunia Lee said...

OKC - Book sales did dip yesterday. Today is even worse. I guess the bookshops are also drawing demand away from online because the book distributor just collected another lot because they finished selling the previous lot I gave them.

Petunia Lee said...

pummanuel - I hope so. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Fanny Lim said...

Hi I would like to purchase the book
. May I know where can I purchase..?

Fanny Lim said...

Hi I just came across your blog and saw this book. Kindly advise where I can purchase?

Fanny Lim said...

Hi I would like to purchase the book
. May I know where can I purchase..?

Petunia Lee said...

Hi Fanny ... you can buy it here on my blog by following this link - http://petunialee.blogspot.sg/p/book.html.