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It’s a wrap! : April 2011

What does Easter Eggs and Will and Kate have in common? They both are the cause of celebration for the month of April! I think 6 books read are considered good for a month full of celebration mood. For the Easter break, my family and I made a short break to Glasgow and Edinburgh and … Continue reading

Library Loot: February 23 to March 1

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’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time … 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’ve 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

Library Loot : 22 – 28 September 2010

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’ve checked out from the library. I have been trying to plough through the last big library loot last month. So I have been restraining myself from bringing back … Continue reading

Library Loot 25 – 31 August 2010

I’m having my chill-out 1-week annual leave at home. On one of those leisure stroll into the Central Library last Tuesday, I took my time to look out for a good loot. My personal tips on increasing your chances on stumbling across great find: You have to be there on a weekday, you should take a … Continue reading

Japanese Literature Challenge 4 and Library Loot 16-22 June

Lovely Bellezza is hosting Japanese Literature Reading Challenge 4. I have been waiting for this about 7 months. Now that it is here, I spent a long time pondering on what I should read.  Button is beautiful. One book to qualify for the challenge. Can’t resist.  I plan to take this opportunity to read some of … Continue reading

Library Loot: April 28 to May 4

Library Loot is co-hosted weekly by Eva and Marg. I have been trying to restrain myself from borrowing too many books from the library. Due to chaotic past week that I had, I have to pay an overdue fine for 5 books today. 😦 This morning, I took back from the library:   So much for that, Lionel … Continue reading

Library Loot: April 7-13, 2010 (Part 2)

Yes, it’s me again. Doing another library looting on Friday morning. Hardly I have been this fortunate unless I reserved the books I wanted to read online. It seems short stories and slim books kept calling out to me when I browsed through the shelves and I just had to picked them up. At the top of … Continue reading

Library Loot: April 7-13, 2010

Having just experienced a dearth of library opening hours during Easter holidays, I was back on the library after work to pick up my library book reservation at the first chance that I’ve got! I picked up 3 of my library book reservation and got another 2 into my bag, piling them on top of the 12 … 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)