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Yoshimoto, Banana

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

I’d like to say that this is probably the last Banana Yoshimoto’s that I would read. I read Lizard a while back and didn’t quite like it. I don’t understand how she got to be so famous outside of Japan (or in), because I think her stories are nothing but ordinary. Ordinary. Ordinary. And the […]

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Smith, Jeff

Bone Volume 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

Back to graphic novel. It’s a pretty new genre for me that I’m quite impressed with. I’ve been long closed with mangas and comics, but apparently never graphic novels. The difference between comic and graphic novel was still vague for me until an hour ago, in which time I just browsed wiki to find out. […]

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Baty, Chris

No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days is a book by Chris Baty, the founder of NaNoWriMo. Here Chris emphasizes how novel can be a great creativity outlet and to just have fun with writing it. Just as much as nobody expects your first drawing to be […]

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Sunday Salon: Moving Books

Is it still Sunday in the other part of the world? It’s Monday morning here. I’m writing my Sunday Salon post nevertheless. I’m moving back to Australia from Singapore. Immediately the problem everybody foresaw was my pile of books. So I slipped and I squeezed the books here and there. Inside boxes, suitcases, bags, plastic […]

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Sunday Salon: Nanoremo, Challenge, etc

I intended to join the 2008 Nanowrimo, I have even read the book by the founder: No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty. Alas, I have to cancel my plan. There’s just no way I can fit everything in the month of November, what […]

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Niffenegger, Audrey

The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger

A weird story about three sisters (that are not incestuous). The youngest one falls in love with a man, while the oldest is wickedly jealous. The middle one has her own problems in her little world (which I didn’t really get) and she can communicate with the baby in her sister’s womb. It continues further […]

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Stallings, Ariel Meadow

Offbeat Bride by Ariel Meadow Stallings

Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-free Alternatives for Independent Brides Can the hint be any clearer than this? Yup, I’m getting married! Of course, I’m not the type of girl who dreams of her perfect wedding since she was 5. If I could, I possibly would opt to skip the entire wedding ordeal and go straight to marriage. […]

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10 out 100 out of 1001 Wrap-up

About 6 months ago in April, I made a personal challenge and asked people if they want to do it with me. The initial post here. The rule is to pick 1 book out of every group of 10 books. For this challenge, we’re doing number 1 to 100 in the 1001 Books list. So […]