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,…

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.

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…

Spook Yourself Out This Halloween with These Books.

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…

What’s Your Poison When You Read: Coffee, Tea or Booze?

  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…

Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

A little delayed but here is the long-awaited book review of The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George that I had finally finished reading some time over the week. I must admit that the book was pretty damn amazing. Why? Because no matter how desperate I wanted to finish reading the book and keep up with my 2016 Goodreads…

Hardcover vs. Paperback.

So I’ve been wondering last night, after taking another look at my mini library, why I’ve never bought any hardcover books. Two shelves in my master bedroom were dedicated to a variety of titles and they were all in paperback format. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate hardcover books. I just find them a…

Book Review: The Heart Whisperer.

I used to stay up all night in my childhood bedroom of my parents’ house, desperately trying to finish reading a book. I would continue where I last stopped at 11:00pm, and carried on reading past midnight. By the time I was done with it and finally decided to sleep, it was 4:00am. And now…

75 Years of Virginia Woolf.

As a reader, I’ve never been much for Virginia Woolf nor have I read her books. As a writer, however, I must commend on her genius ways on writing, especially her famous nonlinear prose style notably in her novels, Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse. March 2016 began as the National Nutrition Month and now,…

When Reading Takes Precedence.

There will be but a short post today. A post that outlines my love for books and reading. There are many important areas of my life, from my marriage to my job. But only one thing stands out tall and bright, and they are my books. There’s something about reading that I cannot explain to…

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

If you found a magic telephone in your closet, attic or store room, and it allows you to turn back time. Which means that you have the chance to go back into the past and meet your teenaged self to right the wrongs of your life, would you take it? If yes, which areas of…

Book Review: The Architect’s Apprentice.

Note to readers: I apologise for the absence of blogging. I was away on a vacation with my husband for his birthday from Thursday and we only got home yesterday. Now that I’m back, the blogging will return to normal. It didn’t take me long to finish reading this, probably because it got me hooked…

Book Review of a Title Too Long.

I’ve read books with titles so short that they come in only a word (‘Unbroken‘ by Laura Hillenbrand, her other titles include ‘Seabiscuit‘ which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001 and became a movie of the same title in 2003, starring Toby Maguire), or many words (‘Harry Potter and the…