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…

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…

2014

Despite the changes in my life that is viewed by many to be detrimental to reading, 2014 was a very good reading year for me; in fact, the best when it came to number of books read.  I read a total of 38 books, the closest I ever came to accomplishing my goal of 50.  I could…

Are You A “Re-Reader?”

Do you like going back and reading books you’ve already read?  Have you ever felt that in re-reading a novel, you can gain a better understanding or appreciation of it? I normally don’t read books I’ve read before because I feel that the magic, excitement and emotions I felt the first time will be gone…

Mid-Year Reading Assessment

We are halfway into 2012, and I’m still 5 books short of the halfway point of my goal of reading 50 books this year. Looking back at the 20 novels I’ve read, I can say that it’s been a pretty interesting reading year so far. I quite surprised myself this year by reading, and actually…

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords is the 3rd book in the series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.  Much like the first two books, it uses the perspectives of different characters to give a more or less complete picture of the events taking place in the novel.  As in the first two…

The NPR’s Top 100 Sci-Fi / Fantasy Books

Earlier this month I took the NPR’s top fantasy / sci-fi novels survey which asked people to choose their top 10 favorites novels/series from over 230 titles. Not being a wide sci-fi / fantasy reader,  I thought it would be a piece of cake to choose my top 10 favorites.  The endeavor proved harder than I…

Currently reading…all sorts of books

I’m going to try reading several books at the same time.  I read multiple books simultaneously sometimes when I can’t get into a particular book, or when I’m undecided as to what to read next, or when several books catch my interest all at once. The first book I’m reading is A Storm of Swords…

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings is the second book in the series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. *Contains some spoilers* Like the first book,  A Clash of Kings is  told from the perspectives of different characters.  Continuing from  A Game of Thrones, events in A Clash of Kings are told from the…