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Women Unbound: a Book Challenge

November 2009 – November 2010 Straight from the Women Unbound challenge site: Participants are encouraged to read nonfiction and fiction books related to the rather broad idea of ‘women’s studies.’ The definition according to Merriam-Webster the multidisciplinary study of the social status and societal contributions of women and the relationship between power and gender. For […]

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Stoker, Bram

Dracula by Bram Stoker

*SPOILERS below* (Thought I’m not gonna bother to avoid spoilers this time) I had the advantage of reading Dracula (or so I thought). I knew almost absolutely nothing about it, because I never watched the movie based on the book. Oh of course I knew he sucks blood. I knew there were Count Dracula, a […]

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon: Hour 24

It’s 10:27pm here in Sydney and I’m about to go to sleep (have to wake up at 6am). Like I wrote earlier, I couldn’t participate wholly this read-a-thon for various reasons. Thank you for everyone who has visited or dropped a comment. I felt a bit guilty that I didn’t update more often. One of […]

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon: Hour 11

Yes, I signed up for the 24 hour read-a-thon, but over the past week I wasn’t sure if I could participate, because there are so many things happening on the day! (not going over them because it would be too long) I may not be able to participate the whole 24 hours, but I’m reading, […]

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Maguire, Gregory

Wicked by Gregory Maguire and the Musical!

Wicked is an imagined tale by Gregory Maguire about the world of Oz before Dorothy came, which mainly focuses on the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West, or who we know of in Wicked as Elphaba, Elphie. Born green to a very devoted priest and a wild mother, her life is […]

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TSS: Borders 100 Favourite Books of All Time

My first Musing Mondays! Yea I know it’s not Monday. So I’m making this a Sunday Salon post too. (Then I forgot to post it on Sunday, so it’s back to Monday now. Oh well, who’s taking note?) This past week, Borders re-released it’s 100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these […]

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Dickens, Charles

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and the Disney Movie

I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D One […]

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TSS: Movie Mini-Reviews: Julie & Julia, Coraline, Shawshank Redemption, My Neighbors the Yamadas

I’m going to watch WICKED the Broadway Musical this Wednesday so I’m reading Wicked the book by Gregory Maguire feverishly so I can finish it before Wednesday — which is a more difficult task than I thought, because the book is LONG. I’ve been reading it for about 2 weeks now! Surely I will write […]

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Yamada, Taichi

Strangers by Taichi Yamada

An idea that started as having relatively good potential, turned into B grade horror movie, except that it’s not even scary. That probably sums up what I think about the whole book. It’s very short so I’m sure you can finish it in no time. Even so, I felt like it could be compressed even […]

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Sunday Salon: Events Galore!

Somehow there are LOTS of things going on at the moment and I can’t resist to join! 1) Japanese Literature Read-along, hosted by Tanabata. The first book is I Am Cat by Natsume Soseki, which I’ve been meaning to read for the longest time. So this is a great push for me! Schedule: Volume 1 […]