McEwan, Ian

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

I read another McEwan’s book a while ago, Atonement, and didn’t quite like it, despite all the high praises. I really so wanted to like his books. I just couldn’t believe that I didn’t. I thought his types of books were just the ones that I would like. I still couldn’t let it go for […]


10 out 100 out of 1001 Books YMRBYD Challenge

Update 2 Nov 2008 See the wrap-up post here. ************************* If you’re like me, and you haven’t read many of the books in the 1001 Books YMRBYD list, the list could become overwhelming to you and you’re not sure how to “conquer” it, then you may want to join me in this challenge. I have […]

Tanizaki, Junichiro

The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki

I’m reading thin books in between Harry Potters just to get away a bit from the wizard boy, as much as I like him. So I read this very thin 160 pages book that I got a while ago from some book fair. And what a weird intermezzo that was. The Key is a story […]

Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Just finished the 2nd of Potter’s book a short while ago. Not gonna spend much time reviewing this. Again, like the first book it’s enjoyable reading. I found it slightly more boring though, because it spent almost a good half of a book re-introducing the characters and scenes, before something started to happen. I watched […]

Dardenne, Sabine

I Choose to Live by Sabine Dardenne

In 1996 Sabine Dardenne was kidnapped by Marc Dutroux, the man who turned out to be one of Belgium’s most heinous paedophiles. She was 12 years old. She was his prisoner for 80 long days. Surviving, at the age of 20 years old, she finally decided to write this book, for three reasons: “so that […]