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Calling Pride and Prejudice First Timers

Are you one of the few people left who have NOT read Pride and Prejudice? I’m going to read it in the month of February (what with Valentine and all), with David and uncertainprinciples, and I thought I extend the invitation, just in case there are some of you who feel like you always want […]

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Hanasaki, Akira Kariya, Tetsu

Oishinbo: Ramen & Gyōza by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki

Oishinbo (美味しんぼ, lit. “The Gourmet”) is a long-running cooking manga published between 1983 and 2008, but only in 2009 it is published in English in thematic compilation volumes, which includes: Japanese Cuisine, Sake, Ramen & Gyôza, Fish, Sushi & Sashimi, Vegetables, The Joy of Rice, and Izakaya: Pub Food (7 volumes so far). Thematic compilation […]

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Babel, Isaac Borges, Jorge Luis Murakami, Haruki

Short Saturday: Murakami, Borges, and Babel

In Short Saturday I will journal my journey to find 5-star quality short stories, whose virtual trophy right now is only held by Truman Capote for A Christmas Memory. Unlike my book reviews, I will talk more about my thoughts and what I learn, why I choose the story and how I come upon it. […]

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Keyes, Daniel

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

People often started their reviews by saying this book so-and-so made them cry. That doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t cry for a book. Little did I know that I would begin my review now by saying this book made me cry! And not just a tear or two, but more like weeping for […]

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Happy Australia Day 2010

Spending Australia Day in the office with a giant cube of Lamington

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Read the Book, See the Movie Challenge

1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010 You do know that I need to join this challenge, right? Comparing book and its movie adaptation is really my thing. In 2009, I did that with: Breakfast at Tiffany’s The Color Purple Silk A Christmas Carol Wicked (not a movie, but with its musical) Dracula + movie […]

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Did Something Change?

A Better Place, by Mee Something did! I changed the theme AND my blog title! If you forget, my blog title used to be Books of Mee, but after some consideration, I’ve decided to change it to something more mee (sorry, couldn’t resist :). I would change my header image every once in a while. […]

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Carver, Raymond Chekhov, Anton Moore, Lorrie

Short Saturday: Carver, Moore, and Chekhov

In Short Saturday I will journal my journey to find 5-star quality short stories, whose virtual trophy right now is only held by Truman Capote for A Christmas Memory. Unlike my book reviews, I will talk more about my thoughts and what I learn, why I choose the story and how I come upon it. […]

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Aussie Author Challenge, Oi!

In conjunction with my own personal challenge to read more Aussie authors, I should naturally join the Aussie Author Challenge! (1 Jan-31 Dec 2010) There are many to choose from. The ones more known internationally like Markus Zusak and Geraldine Brooks, Steve Toltz for his A Fraction of the Whole, to the ONLY two double […]

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Plan for 2010

More than half a month has passed into 2010, and I haven’t shared my reading plan for 2010 to you! Well, really it’s mostly for me, so I can look back on my plan at the end of the year and see how much has changed between now and then, and how far I have […]