Anime, the best kind of distraction…

Took some days off to catch up on some reading (among other things), so of course, I was distracted right away by this… On the bright side, it’s kinda book/reading related… It’s about a manga writer, Kishibe Rohan, who goes to interesting places to look for inspiration for his next one-shot manga. In the anime,…

2020 Reading Year

I have more or less neglected this blog, and more than once was even tempted to delete it completely. Though I am still reading books and can’t leave the house because of the pandemic, I have been pretty busy with work and don’t have a lot of time to blog. I did not “review” any…

Book haul!

My latest book haul, this time from Kinokuniya Singapore. I have been ordering from them since September 2020, but this is the fastest delivery to date, only 4 days! Ordered some books I wanted to read last year, as well as the last books of The Wheel of Time, completing the series! Now…which book to…

A Rose by any Other Name…

After more than 10 years and two failed attempts, I finally finished Umberto Eco’s murder mystery The Name of the Rose. Published in 1980, The Name of the Rose is the retelling of a Benedictine monk about a series of strange events that he and his master Brother William investigated while traveling through a Franciscan…

Bookstore Discovery

I recently learned about Books Actually, which is an independent bookstore in Singapore, and tried their online store. The books I ordered came individually wrapped in cute paper wrapper with color coordinated bookmarks. And the shipping was pretty fast, just a full week! They have a wide selection of Western and Asian fiction. Will definitely…