hehehe.. I've been asking my cousins and friends if they want to "tumpang" to buy books from Amazon.. might as well 1 shipment bring over several more books otherwise keep on paying postage till I'm broke!
Agree with KCLoh on "Technical Analysis: the Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, by Charles Kirkpatrick and Julie Dahlquist", I'm reading this now in fact and learning a lot. Learning curve is not too steep and reading and comprehension pretty good.
I've bought "Japanese Candlestick: Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, by Steve Nison." also a fantastic read (from the first 2 chapters), but I'm putting this aside till I finish the above-mentioned book.
For fun and games, I've bought Reminiscence of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre, a great book thought to be an autobiography of the late great Jesse Livermore. Fantastic read. If you can't get enough of Jesse Livermore, read his "How to Trade in Stocks" but read his original 1940 text (you can download it for free - only about 7MB) for some fantastic advice on discipline, restraint and the pivotal point theory.
I know people who have read Richard Smitten's treatment of Jesse Livermore's work (Smitten has made a small fortune just writing and re-writing about Livermore... duh) Amazon doesn't have good reviews of Smitten's work.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Public service announcement. The books above were purchased from Amazon.com for about USD150.00 which translates to about RM 510 in total. Prices in places like Kino are cut-throat.
The Technical Analysis book costs RM 324.00 The Japanese Candlesticks book costs RM 382.00 The Reminiscences book cost(the cheapest version on Kinoweb) is RM 66.
The actual cost of those books in Kino are slightly cheaper (saw them 2 weeks ago) but not by much. My point: order from Amazon, wait for the books to arrive, save almost RM 200.00.