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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Big Bad Wolf Books is heading NORTH

Good news to readers up north.  I saw in their Facebooks that Big Bad Wolf Books will be heading to Penang this 22nd-31st March.

Venue :  Penang Times Square

Time : 9 am to 9pm

For those who have not attended any BBWBS sale before , here are some tips:-

  • wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • bring own trolley bag if possible
  • avoid bringing very young children to the hall
  • cash, credit cards and BB1M vouchers are acceptable for payment
  • after you take a book and decided not to buy it, please return to the original table or the very least pass it to the staffs there so that they can return to for you.

For further information, do drop by their Facebook at

and most important of all.....snap some photos for me to see please coz I can't go leh......sobs....sobs....

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

Summary from

 Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands.

 There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan.

 Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice "until the monsoon comes." Then she can design a garden for herself.

As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to the gardener and his art, while all around them a communist guerilla war rages. But the "Garden of Evening Mists" remains a place of mystery.

 Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?

My Comments :

I have been looking forward to get my hands on this book since I read its review ..however the price was just out of my budget. My thanks to Nylusmilk for helping me to get this book from Bookalicious at Summit USJ

This is another book which I found hard to finish. Its not that the book is hard to read or uninteresting but the opposite is true. I hate to have it end.

There are just so many plots and sub plots going on in this book and they are wonderfully incorporated into the story.

It leave me longing for more. I cant help feeling that I might have miss out something important in this book. Maybe that's why it took me so long to finish it. I kept going back re-reading some of the paragraphs to try and see if there is any other meaning behind it.

Although it involved the time of Japanese occupation which in most books involves blood and gory but in this book its different. Though there are some awful situation but these are soften and made poetic to me.

Am not good with words but I think this would appeal to many who loves this genre

Am giving this book 5 stars

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lucy In The Sky by Paige Toon

Summary :

It has been 9 years since Lucy left Australia and have not seen her bestie Molly and Sam for that length of time. Sam was once the love of her life and now the both of them are getting married. Lucy had to attend their wedding.

She felt that she had got over Sam as she have now a gorgeous boyfriend James who is a successful lawyer.

However, as she got onto the plane, a text message came in which made her life turned upside down. What worst is that when she got to Australia, she became attracted to Sam's little brother, Nathan.

Oh what one hand a "perfect boyfriend" and at the other "the love of her life".


Gosh Can't believe myself. It has been one month since the last I posted. Getting lazy. Nah...too many books to read and not enough time for book reviews.

I have read this book a few weeks ago and found that it brings a smile to me.

Actually if you just "read" it like that, there doesn't seems to be anything special about this book. At certain parts, you might feel irritated by the heroine's attitude where she kept hanging in "limbo".

What attracts me in this book is the feeling of "young love". The anticipation of what life will bring on the next level. The sense of wonder. The "what if". It's like there is a million possibility going on. Should she choose what she is familiar with or should she goes for the unknown?

Maybe am just an foolish old fool but it feel good to read something light like this.

Am rating this 4 stars out of 5 in my goodreads