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Book Awards Challenge III Completed!

I joined Book Awards Challenge III in July and it’s going to end on the 1st of December, so this is a good time to wrap-up! I surprised myself I was able to complete it as I almost gave up a few weeks ago. Thanks to the graphic novel American Born Chinese, which is short […]

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Clueless in Tokyo by Betty Reynolds

Clueless in Tokyo: An Explorer’s Sketchbook of Weird and Wonderful Things in Japan is the second book in the series that I read after Squeamish about Sushi by the same author. Once again, the illustration was always a joy to look at and the little things were fascinating to learn. For example, the instruction on […]

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In Which I Wish I Had More Time for Challenges

The year almost passes and we can see shiny new challenges for next year start popping up like weeds wild flowers blooming in the spring. I do manage to restrain myself and have some self-control. For now. I wish I could join these challenges next year, but since the minimum requirement is at least 3 books, I […]

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Weekly Geeks: Book Podcasts

This week’s Weekly Geeks is about book podcasts and it’s something I’d really like to share! I’m a very late follower of podcasts since I was never a fan of listening to anything. Sure I like some music, but I never really have to listen to them. But once I found these book podcasts I […]

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Sunday Salon: Mixed Bookish Things Feat. Two Children Books and Fight Club

Not a good week. Caught cold. Home sick one day but had to work for the rest of the week. Didn’t manage to compile a proper review. But don’t despair, I can still talk about books! I’m halfway through The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. The Classics Circuit is going to enter the third […]

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Bookish Movie Mini-Reviews: Dracula and Mao’s Last Dancer + Holiday Swap

Dracula (1992) I told you earlier when I reviewed Dracula that I was going to watch its movie soon. So I did. It’s directed by Francis Ford Coppola and has a line of stars: Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, and Keanu Reeves. The movie is definitely more sexual (sometimes unnecessarily I thought). The main, […]

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese is a graphic novel comprised of three interrelated stories: an American-born Chinese boy who tries to fit in at his school, the legendary Monkey King, and an American boy who is extremely embarrassed by his visiting cousin who fits into the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype. The stories come together at the end […]

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Incoming October Books

From Dymocks The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (which I bought before The Classics Circuit even started). Check out the tour dates for Wilkie Collins. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I absolutely love the cover of this Jane Eyre! I love all Vintage Classics covers! From Chris @ Stuff as Dreams are Made on: […]

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R.I.P. IV Challenge Wrap-up

Today is the end of the fourth (and my first) R.I.P. Challenge and I’m happy to say that I’ve read 5 books out of the original 2 planned! I’m a slow reader and I don’t generally go for R.I.P. kinds of books, so that’s something! 🙂 Books I read: Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara […]