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Book Awards Challenge II Completed!

I did it! I completed Book Awards Challenge II! Well, I did complete it a while ago, but I felt like tracking the award winning books until the end of the challenge. So here is the official wrap-up post. The rule is to read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009. […]

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My (Not-So) Quick Summary of 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival (Part 3 – Last)

Continuing Part 1 and Part 2 of My (Not-So) Quick Summary of 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival… (I’m going to sprinkle more pictures to the first 2 parts now. So check them out again! I know, I should’ve done it before I published them. I’m backwards like that.) International Voices (7pm-8:30pm) Mohammed Hanif, Cees Nooteboom, Chimamanda […]

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Friday Finds from 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week? I’m a Friday Finds virgin I am. The reason is, I rarely put down newly found books on a physical To-Be-Read list. I usually read a book after I stumble upon it MANY times, not just once. The last encounter is the one […]

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My (Not-So) Quick Summary of 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival (Part 2)

Continuing Part 1 of My Quick Summary of 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival. Still on Saturday… Conflict and Childhood (13:30-14:30) We started queueing up for the event, meanwhile listening to The Stuff of the Past (another event who got broadcasted outside the room where it was held at). It talked about Amanda Curtin‘s The Sinkings, which […]

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My Quick Summary of 2009 Sydney Writers’ Festival (Part 1)

I’m going to pretend to talk really fast to summarize the Sydney Writers’ Festival that I went to last weekend. I went Friday night, a whole day Saturday, and a tiny bit of Sunday. Most of the Festival was located at Walsh Bay, Circular Quay. They did have a $1 shuttle bus to go there […]

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Off to Sydney Writers’ Festival

We’re going to stay in the city for Sydney Writers’ Festival this weekend! Yay! I’m excited! The authors I’m looking forward to see: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (of Purple Hibiscus) Tash Aw (of The Harmony Silk Factory) Monica Ali (of Brick Lane) Mohammed Hanif (of A Case of Exploding Mangoes) I made a pathetic attempt to […]

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Tan, Shaun

Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Tales from Outer Suburbia is a collection of short stories. Some very short (a page or two), some a bit longer. And how fantastic they are! I love love love these stories! Or should I say the illustrations. I’m not sure which I like more: the artwork or the stories. They’re both amazing. I often […]

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Sunday Salon: Bookish Thingies

I started Purple Hibiscus yesterday, because next week is the Sydney Writers’ Festival weekend which I’m going to, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) will be there. So I’m hoping to finish this book beforehand. There are a few other authors that I’m interested in, like Tash Aw (Malaysia) whose book The Harmony Silk Factory I […]

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Gladwell, Malcolm

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

This is the first book by Malcolm Gladwell that I read. I have Tipping Point and Blink on my shelf, but I got attracted by Outliers that I reserved it from the library and had to wait for a few months (I was 4th on the queue) to get my hands on it. To tell […]

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My Year Without Sex Tickets Giveaway!

Update 19 May 2009 The giveaway is now closed! Winner is Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise. Well, that’s easy! Thank you for participating Kerrie! 🙂 I received double passes to Advance Screening of My Year Without Sex, an Australian comedy film, courtesy of nuffnang. What is it about? Synopsis from the website: MY YEAR WITHOUT […]