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Latest additions

I told myself to stop picking up new books and I couldn’t help it.Today I went to the library and pick up my latest additions in my reading list (and movie list), they are:


  1. The wind-up bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  2. Marrying Buddha by Wei Hui (A sequel to Shanghai Baby)
  3. Bridget Jones’s diary by Helen Fielding – at 10 pence for sale in the library. Instead of picking up from the office cafeteria, I thought what the heck, there are more colourful pictures from the movies in this later edition! 10 pence, 53 Malaysian cent, :O



  1. The Other Boleyn Girl
  2. The devil wears Prada
  3. P.S. I Love You 


Interestingly these 3 movies selected are the 3 books that I read early last year, 2008. Reading The Devil Wears Prada and P.S. I love you was a pain. Makes you wonder if anyone can be a literary genius these days. So it would be interesting to see if the movies are closely adapted to the novel. I’m home alone for the next 2 weeks, hence get to watch all the chit list movie my family wouldn’t watch with me. It’s just me and my latest additions for the next few days! Yahoo!

About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


2 thoughts on “Latest additions

  1. P.S. I Love You was horribly boring – I preferred the book.

    Devil Wears Prada – great clothes, love Meryl Streep!

    The Other Boleyn Girl – hmmm, nothing much to remember. After watching The Tudors, Boleyn Girl doesn’t seem much up to par.

    Posted by Josette | April 28, 2009, 2:59 am
    • Hello Josette,
      Nice to have you here. PS I love you.. yeah it is horribly boring. I didn’t like the book either. It makes you wonder if anyone could publish, Ahern just got lucky! (Hope I don’t offend anyone!)
      Devil Wears Prada – Superb fashion, I just oogle at those clothes all the way.. Meryl Streep, I love you!
      The other Boleyn Girl – you are right. nothing fantastic.
      Are you based in KL? I grew up in PJ all my life before I came to the UK. Nice of you to drop by. take care.

      Posted by jovenus | April 28, 2009, 7:23 am

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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