Type: Paperback, 335 pages Publisher: Virago, May 1, 2013 (first published in 1951) Original Title: My Cousin Rachel Characters: Philip Ashley, Ambrose Ashley, Rachel Ashley, Signor Rainaldi, Nicholas Kendall, Louise Kendall, Father Pasco, Mrs Pascoe, Mary Pascoe, Seecombe, Tamlyn, and Wellington. So, here I am, back again with yet another book review. This time, it's of a … Continue reading Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.
Another 5 more days and it'll be October. How time has flown by so quickly, hasn't it? And in a few days' time, y'all will be preparing for the Oktoberfest and Halloween. Free flow fun, food and frolicking on the streets with pretty little ladies in skirts and pigtails. Not to mention, the beer as … Continue reading Spook Yourself Out This Halloween with These Books.
I'm sure by now you all know how often I read. I read in the morning while having my breakfast. I read at lunch time while sipping my hot sencha and dipping crab maki (small rice-and-crabmeat-wrapped-in-seaweed) in wasabi and soy sauce. I read at night before bedtime. I even read at night way past my … Continue reading What’s the Most Unusual Bookmark You Have Ever Used?
Hey there, How are my lovely readers doing? How has your week been so far? Granted, it's still only Wednesday (that dreaded middle-of-the-week feeling) but just hang in there a little bit longer because in another two more days, it'll be the weekend again! Anyway, I have another question for you: Do you often find … Continue reading A Simple Vision for Your Blog is Always Easy to Remember.
Alright, I have a question for you guys. Do you often find yourself sitting on your sofa or in bed reading and daydreaming about being that character in your book? The one who's busy exploring the world, having amazing adventures while meeting incredible people? If you said yes, then you're just like me. I envy … Continue reading Literary Travels: Books to Bring When You’re Travelling.
Type: Paperback, 159 pages Publisher: Gallic Books, April 7, 2015 (first published on March 5, 2014) Original Title: La Femme au Carnet Rouge It took me only a week to finish reading The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. A week. This is by far the shortest duration I've ever taken to reading a book! Especially since I'm … Continue reading Book Review: The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.
Once upon a time, I used to have my daily dose of caffeine in the morning, and probably another mug later on in the day when I want to read. Ever since my bowels went on strike after having a cappuccino, these days, a hot cup of freshly-brewed tea is the drink for me … Continue reading What’s Your Poison When You Read: Coffee, Tea or Booze?
I'm sure that many of us would have come across a book that was such a yawn-fest that we would have no choice but to put it down and put it away for good. Or some character in the book was so off-putting that another page later and we'd be tempted to strangle the life out … Continue reading What Would Make You Stop Reading The Book That You’re Reading Now?
I was going through my bookshelf when I finished reading Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie, and I noticed that my books were neither here nor there. This was before I settled on The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain, by the way. They were arranged according to height but in terms of … Continue reading Bookshelf Management: Which Is Your Style?
It didn't take me too long to finish reading this strange and whimsical book here but while reading it, it did feel like it took me forever. Not sure if it was a psychological issue since the title itself is all about time. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by bestselling author, Salman Rushdie, is … Continue reading Book Review: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.
There is something you should know about me. I love to read. I love reading. I love every single thing that has to do with books. Story books, mind you, not college textbooks. I love fiction, mostly literary, historical, fantasy or romance. But I guess you already know that about me. After all, you've … Continue reading Where Would Your Build Your Book Fort?
Here's a little something to ease the weekday stress. What is your best and preferred time of the day to get things done? Are you the early bird who catches the worm? Or would you rather get up a little later, get more sleep instead of waking up early because you already do that on … Continue reading Welcome Wednesday: What’s Your Best Time To Get Things Done?