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…

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…

Books as Decor

This is not a book review, but it’s book related – somewhat. I recently did a home renovation, and our interior designer wanted to look through my shelves to use books as decor in our living room.  All this is new to me; she had a certain color palette in mind and wanted to use…

Litsy!

Hey guys, if you haven’t already!, download and try out Litsy, an app every book lover will love! Litsy is like a cross between goodreads and instagram. You can upload pictures of books and write blurbs, quotes, and short reviews. You can also upload books you’re currently reading, as well as books you want to…

The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas by Spanish writer Arturo Perez-Reverte is a mystery novel about books – ancient, mysterious, and priceless books, to be exact. Lucas Corso, the protagonist of The Club Dumas, has a very unique job.  He gets paid by collectors, booksellers, book aficionados, and wealthy eccentrics to track down and obtain special books;  expensive…

2015: Year in Review

Seeing as it’s already February, you probably thought you’d seen the last of these “Annual Reading Overviews” everyone feels compelled to post at the end/start of the year. Sorry, but you have to put up with one more!  I just don’t feel like I can move on with my new reading year without making an…

February Book Loot

February was a good month for book shopping; I bought 13 books, 3 of which I already read. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion – Yoshio Mishima Soul Mountain – Gao Xingjian The Children’s Book – A.S. Byatt Death with Interruptions – Jose Saramago The Known World – Edward P. Jones Death and the Flower…