My Lazy Sunday Musings: Moleskine Cafe, Milan.

What I would give to book a flight to Milan just to visit the Moleskine Cafe! I rarely blog much about it but I’m actually a huge fan of notebooks and stationery, particularly notebooks by Moleskine and stationery brands like Faber-Castell, Buncho and Staedtler. And when I found out about the Moleskine Cafe in Milan,…

#TGIF Fun Fact: October… Or Should I Say, ‘Octobear’?

Hey everyone, Aren’t you glad that the weekend is finally here? Well, for those who would only see Friday the next day, don’t fret. It will be here. And when it is, you will jump for joy and cheer! Because it means that the weekend is coming and we can all relax and have some…

Top 10: What Every Reader is Aware Of.

This is a situation that every reader is probably aware of and will most likely understand too. Aren’t we all born to read? Yes we are! Aren’t we all forced to work? Well, sort of… After all, where would we get the money to buy our books, right? Being forced to work is just one…

Book Quote of the Day: Markus Zusak.

I know, I know, it’s only Wednesday… How I wish it was Friday. How I wish the weekend was already here. So to make things better, how about a book quote from our favourite author? Well, my favourite author at least. The brilliant man and mind behind The Book Thief and I Am The Messenger.

Of Work, Hot Chocolate and Reading.

Hey guys, It’s been awhile since I last posted anything here. I’ve been busy with work, that’s why. A marketing executive role for me has taken over three-parts of my life and by the time I get home, I’m too tired to do anything else. Also, after wading through heavy traffic from the office back…

Book Review: The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain.

Type: Paperback, 208 pages Publisher: Gallic Books, September 3, 2013 (first published in January 11, 2012) Original Title: Le Chapeau de Mitterand When I first read The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain, little did I know that I would be buying another two books written by him. Who would have thought that novellas could be so fun and…

Readers of the World, Unite!

Oh, for the love of books, this is (by far) the largest library in the world! I have not been to the library before but judging by the photos of it published online, it has to the largest in the world. This is definitely a bookworm’s paradise! A grand location where readers all over the world…

Why We Read and What Can Books Do For Us.

Have you often asked yourself why is it that you read? Why do you read what you read? Why do we even read in the first place? I suppose the simple answer would be for pleasure. We read because it pleases us. We read because it feels pleasurable to read. But what exactly is the…

Book Review: Odysseus: The Oath by Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

Type: Paperback, 372 pages Publisher: Pan Macmillan, October 1, 2013 (first published in November 6, 2012) Original Title: Il mio nome è Nessuno: Il giuramento Odysseus: The Oath was written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi and translated into English by his wife, Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. The Oath is the first book in a three-part series which also include the second book, Odysseus:…

Oh, For the Love of Coffee!

It was International Coffee Day on October 1 over the weekend, how did you celebrate that special occasion? How does one even celebrate such an occasion, since it isn’t a day where you pay visits to your relatives, or collect red packets of money from your elders, or attend open houses with big scrumptious feasts……

A Change of Environment is Good for the Soul.

Starting a new job can be daunting. The environment is new. The people are new. The place itself is new. All the systems and processes that you’ll be using throughout your three- or six-month probation are all very new. The idea of working in a place where you’ll have to start familiarising yourself from scratch…