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April Fool’s Book Through Thursday

Learning

Do you remember learning to read? What’s your earliest reading memory?

Sadly I don’t remember when I start learning to read. I remember reciting A for apple, B for ball..to Z. and as days goes by, begin to recognise the sounds of the English alphabets and combination of alphabets.

My son is 4 year-old now, and he is learning to read all his 3-letter words. Re-Ah-th, RAT! De-O-Ge, DOG! I am excited that he is learning the words andsoon he will be reading anything he wants to read. I think my son is on his way to dominate the world. 🙂

Fool

It’s April Fool’s day. I haven’t seen any tricks being played and am too old to play one today but I am looking forward to put my feet up this long Easter holiday weekend and take a break from work.

Who’s your favorite “fool” of a character, and why?

  • I have read so many serious stuff for years that I find it difficult to pick my favourite fool, perhaps the only fool I read very recently is Lara from Kinsella’s “Twenties Girl” which made me laugh really at her foolish act instructed by the apparition of her Aunt Sadie. 

What authors have fooled you? By a trick plot twist? By making you think their book was any good when it wasn’t? What covers have fooled you into reading books you hated … even though the covers were wonderful?

  • Rarely there is a plot that I could not predict (hold the thought before Water’s Fingersmith!), but what really fooled me was the book titled “This book will save your life” by A.M Homes. It got loads of mouth watering doughnuts on the cover, and it made the book sounded so juicy and important that I loot it from the library one day and it turned out to be such a boo-boo that I had to abandoned it mid-way……. The American Wife too fooled me into thinking the book is good because it’s about this women who stood by her man while he is on his way to be the President of the USA. The protagonist is so annoying and dumb that I just couldn’t make myself finish it.

What’s the best April Fool’s Day trick you’ve ever seen/heard about/done?

  • Unfortunately I was the teacher’s pet in school, by virtue of being hard working and well mannered. 🙂 But the nastiest trick my classmates ever played was to put chalk powder on top of the door and left it ajar. So when the teacher pushed the door before he step into the class, the chalk powder fell on top of his head!
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About JoV

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

Discussion

3 thoughts on “April Fool’s Book Through Thursday

  1. Not a fan of the mean tricks, but I still like to have some fun. Here’s mine.

    Posted by Lori @ Escape Between The Pages | April 2, 2010, 12:20 am
  2. Teacher’s pet! 🙂
    My friends and I used to play the same prank too, but with the chalkboard eraser, wiped densed with chalk powder, placed on top of the door. 🙂

    Posted by Marvin Lee | April 2, 2010, 7:38 am
    • @Marvin
      And then what happened next? Did your teacher knew about the prank? Did you get your deserve punishment? 🙂

      @Lori,
      Yeah don’t need April’s Fool day to pull a prank, if you are mean spirit enough you can do it every day!

      Posted by JoV | April 2, 2010, 8:11 pm

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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
Mockingjay
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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