Categories
challenge

SIY Reading Challenge [Jan-March]

For Jan to March period I’m going to follow the SIY (Set It Yourself) reading challenge at Bookcrossing forum here. There is also a webpage by fellow BCer to keep track of people’s goals. So my goal is: 2 award winning books (which could also be 1001 books) 2 1001 books (which could also be […]

Categories
Ishiguro, Kazuo

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

This book is the first book I got from Bookcrosser, sent direct from Sri Lanka :). Finally I’ve got a chance to read it and really, am quite happy with it. The book is on the Booker shortlist 2000. The author is Japanese-born who migrated to Britain since he was 5. So throughout the novel […]

Categories
McCall Smith, Alexander

Folktales from Africa: The Girl Who Married A Lion by Alexander McCall Smith

I finished the book a while ago. Borrowed it from Hailey. In fact, I was the one recommended the book to her on one book fair in Expo many moons ago. But there’s really nothing much to say about the book, because it’s just far too simplistic. The most interesting about it is probably the […]

Categories
challenge

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge

Started in 2007 This post is taken from my old post. Will update the list here from now on. From the book published with that title, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list was handpicked by a team of international critics and literary luminaries (some 20+ of them). You can get the full […]