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Raved-About Reads Challenge

Another challenge that I need! Honest, I was also thinking of starting this, when someone else did. That’s great so I can just tag along 😉 Rules: Read books you’ve always heard people rave about and thought you should read yourself… but always put off reading “until later”. Starting: 30 June 2008 It’s perpetual challenge […]

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The Wind-up Book Chronicle Challenge

I was totally thinking about a challenge like this, when it came up! Great minds think alike 🙂 Rules: You must read books that you’ve read more than 50 pages before May 1, but never finished. Duration: 15 May 2008 to 15 November 2008 Official site There are definitely some books that I’d like to […]

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Sunday Salon Week #3: Top Books 2007

I know I should’ve done my list of top books in 2007 ages ago, but here I go (since I just realized that I didn’t do it somewhere at the beginning of the year). I read 20 books in 2007. So I’m gonna pick only my top 5. 1) Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 2) […]

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Hosseini, Khaled

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

“For you, a thousand times over.” Thought it’s about time for me to read this book, since everybody, and I mean everybody, has read it. Great start. I was already teary on the first dozen of pages or so. Although after going further, I found myself sometimes on the brink of worry that the book […]

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Sunday Salon Week #2: Bookish Weekend

Friday night Went to library near my house. Spent a couple of hours checking out the fiction shelves, resisting not to borrow any books, since I still have very high piles everywhere at home. At the end I couldn’t resist to borrow A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo. Thought it’s just a […]

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Atwood, Margaret

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Penelopiad is one book from Canongate’s the Myths series, in which ancient myths are rewritten by contemporary authors. Here is the story of Odysseus and Penelope. Only instead of Odysseus, it’s taking the view from Penelope’s side, including the 12 maids, who are minor characters in the story. Odysseus is one of the guys who […]

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10 out 100 out of 1001 Books YMRBYD Challenge Reviews

Update 16 May 2008 Just found out that Mr. Linky is not so friendly anymore. It can only display one at a time now. I have to upgrade to enable more than 1, which I’m not going to do. So until I could code “Mr. Linky” myself, just disregard this page. Please update your progress […]

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48 Hours Read-A-Thon

Just found out about this (3rd annual) 48 Hours Book Challenge. It’ll be on the weekend of 6-8 June 2008. It will be too fun to miss, so I’m joining! I’m going to think more about my strategy and all >:). Like whether I will go out of the house reading, or stay in, food […]

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Ishiguro, Kazuo

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

This book is the second of Ishiguro that I read (first was When We Were Orphans). The style is a bit different. Easier to digest I’d say, a page turner. The author is good at giving hints to something in the past or the future, and makes me wanting more throughout the entire book. I […]

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Sunday Salon Week #1: Draw Result

My first Sunday Salon entry! I think it’s a pretty good idea where people “hang out”, summarize their reading week, and probably lay out their reading plan for the week after. About a few weeks ago, I had a draw where people could browse my TBR shelf and pick 2 titles (with priority). I would […]