I don't often fall in love with villains, but when I do, I make sure they have class. And the French pirate in Daphne du Maurier's novel, Frenchman's Creek, Captain Jean-Benoit Aubery is one of them. Captain Jean-Benoit Aubery is the master of the ship La Mouette and leader of the crew onboard the ship. A daredevil at … Continue reading Jean-Benoit Aubery, My Favourite French Pirate!
10:30 PM - Ah, now I can read a few pages before I call it a night. 11:30 PM - Still early... I can fit another chapter before I sleep. 12:30 AM - Oh crap, I'm still not done with this chapter yet. 01:30 AM - Nooo... I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!! 02:30 … Continue reading “Just One More Chapter!” is the Reason Why I Don’t Get Enough Sleep.
I fell in love with typewriters when I first saw them on Pinterest and Tumblr. I often caught myself envying the people who owned them. But I didn't know where to get them in Malaysia. Until my husband bought one for my 30th birthday. It was a vintage model called the Antares 280. I'm not … Continue reading Admiring My Little Empire Aristocrat.
Let me ask you something. If you learn that you were going to lose your job, how would you feel? Would you: (a) Jump for joy? (b) Shed a tear? (c) Smile and calmly accept your fate? (d) Flip your manager the bird and strut like a boss out of the office? Or all of … Continue reading In Loving Memory… Of My Job.
Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again... If there was a book to be written by R. L Stine in his famous Goosebumps series, it should include Mrs Danvers as one of its key characters. Heck, maybe she should be the key character and main ghost host in the story. Because she was, … Continue reading Mrs Danvers in ‘Goosebumps on Manderley’.
No. of pages: 332 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books Published Date: 30 April 1990 Author: Amy Tan Setting: China and California, United States Synopsis Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to … Continue reading Book Review: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.
No. of pages: 289 pages Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books Publication Date: 16 October 2012 Setting: Collingswood, New Jersey (United States) Author: Matthew Quick Goodreads Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy … Continue reading Book Review: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.
You know what they say, Not enough shelf space? No problem. Just shove a thing or two here, rearrange that vase, move some of the figurines aside... and voila! I think there should be enough room for at least two or three books. It's not a lot but it'll have to do. Sounds familiar? When … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As Having Too Many Books!
When I think of beaches, I think of the sun, sea, sand and surf. The soft white powdered sands sifting through my fingers. The blistering heat of the sun bearing down on my back. The warm sea water on my skin. The surf that has the children screaming with joy and happiness. Not quite the … Continue reading Book Review: The Far Side of The Sun by Kate Furnivall.
It was a peaceful Saturday sit-in yesterday for my husband and I. We kicked off the day with some music from the 80s on YouTube and ended with The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner as the titular character and Whitney Houston as singer-actress Rachel Marron, the client whom Costner's character was paid to protect. After the movie … Continue reading The Never-Ending Debate of Books vs Movies.
No. of pages: 615 pages Publisher: HarperTorch Year: September 13, 2012 Setting: Ireland Official Website: Cathy Kelly Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly was quite a pleasant book to read but it just added more nights of sex, secrets, lies and betrayal to my misery. Which is a shame as I still have many more Cathy … Continue reading Book Review: Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly.
Sometimes I wonder if modern technology today is good for us. Technology has helped to save lives, complete tasks, build machines, design skyscrapers and manufacture various modes of transportation. Yet at the same time, technology can also destroy what we have worked so hard to create. It can turn round any time and stab us … Continue reading A Costly Convenience for the Digital Savvy.