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Gaiman, Neil

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

‘Face your life Its pain, its pleasure, Leave no path untaken’ ~ p306 Having read raving reviews from various bloggers and known that The Graveyard Book had won this year’s Newbery award, I couldn’t help but pick it up. Also I needed to read more Neil Gaiman’s because people can’t seem to stop talking about […]

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Willingham, Bill

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall is a prequel to the Fables series written by Bill Willingham. Now I’ve been really really wanting to read Fables series, but just can’t get my hands on the books from my library (long story). So when I saw 1001 Nights, and read the introduction which says that I can […]

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Mailbox Monday: A Book and A Poster

Mailbox Monday! Again, it’s Tuesday here in Australia, but let’s just pretend it’s still Monday… Got a book and a poster from Joethepublicist of Penguin. It’s actually my first time to get a book from a publisher! Yay I’m excited! It’s God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin. It’s shortlisted for a bunch of awards, and […]

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challenge

Once Upon a Time III

Saturday, 21 March 2009 – Friday, 20 June 2009 Carl from Stainless Steel Dropping is hosting Once Upon a Time challenge III. I missed the first two, so I’m not missing this one! fan⋅ta⋅sy: a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting.(Wiki) fairy tale: a […]

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Spiegelman, Art

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

The Complete Maus is a memoir presented as a graphic novel. The complete story was published in 2 volumes: Part I: My Father Bleeds History in 1986 and Part II: And Here My Troubles Began in 1991. It recounts the struggle of Spiegelman’s father to survive the holocaust and also the troubled relationships between the […]

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challenge

(Another) 1% Well-Read Challenge

Michelle from 1morechapter is hosting another 1% well-read challenge. I didn’t join last year, because at the same time I had my own 1001 books related reading challenge: 10 out of 100 out of 1001 Books. I’m thinking not to continue my challenge, because it felt too restrictive, but I still have my personal goal […]

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challenge

Lost in Translation Challenge

1 January – 31 December 2009 Rule: read six books in translation by the end of 2009 It does sound like an easy rule :). We can read books translated from the same languages (it doesn’t have to be 6 books from 6 original languages). And I totally love the image above! Also, Lost in […]

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Hill, Holly

Sugarbabe by Holly Hill

Holly Hill got depressed after she was left by her wealthy married boyfriend and found herself totally broke. After a few days of soul searching and a help from a friend, she picked herself up and decided to find a sugar daddy, who’d pay for her with no strings attached. That way, she wouldn’t find […]

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Sunday Salon: About A Movie and A Book

Hubby and I just watched a movie about the life of an amazing Mexican painter: Frida Kahlo, titled Frida. It’s adapted from the book: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrer. Since it’s taken from a book, thought it’s worth mentioning here. Very nice, very well made. Her life story is so unique […]

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Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

“Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.” ~Voldemort, p415 Ahh.. Harry Potter.. The 6th installment. This is the first book that I read before I watch the movie. I’d say, apart from the Goblet of Fire, the Half-Blood Prince is my favorite of the lot. Mostly because there are a lot of secrets […]