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Look what I have found between the books!

Throughout the excitement of Christmas and New Year, I have left this post in the draft for a long while. There are some interesting acquisitions of books in December 2010 that I would like to share with you (You didn’t think I stop buying books for one moment, did you?) ūüėČ Early in December, Secret … Continue reading

Library Loot: December 8 – 14, 2010 (and book purchase)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and¬†Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they‚Äôve checked out from the library. This week Claire has the link and I hope Claire settled down in her new place and all the best with … Continue reading

A Generous book sale and a generous offer on Waterstone membership sign up

Recently, my favourite charity shop in my neighbourhood, the Shaw Trust, is putting up a 50p book sales. Even if there is no sale, I got all my used books from here at ¬£1. This is what I have got on my last two hauls. (From top to bottom, L to R): Japanese in 30 … Continue reading

August 2010: it‚Äôs a wrap!

August is not a productive reading month for me. Not sure what is the main¬†reason, perhaps Changeling held up some of my time, and The Map of Love is also a big of a drag. My favourites of the month is between After Dark¬†and Our Tragic Universe, can’t decide which one I like best, but … Continue reading

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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)