Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thumbs Up!

Have you ever been lucky to have had some driver or motorist on the road give you the finger? Yeah, the middle finger. Have YOU given someone on the road that finger??? Me? Never! But I should remember to give the peace sign next time.

Anyway, it was the first time someone gave me the thumbs up today while driving. In my one year of driving life, it has not happened before. Some uncle/guy in his car with his family/friends. He wanted to turn in and was waiting for me to pass. But I made a hand motion to let him know that he can turn in first. So, he turned and gave me the thumbs up!

Usually, around 6 - 7 pm, the after-work hours are the most stressful time to be driving on the road. You'll meet maniacal drivers speeding and honking at you, urging and forcing you to go faster. Mercedes cars, for example! No offence to those who own Mercedeses, but it's true. They don't pity smaller cars like the Kancils and Kelisas. I know the Mercedes has the speed but be patient, for goodness' sake!

And no, these speeders normally don't give people the thumbs up sign either.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

At Least Start With A 'Hi'

I have a friend who thinks that starting your SMS message with a 'Hey!' is rude. For example,

Hey *somebody*! When is our next English class?

To him, that's not polite and courteous. It seems that the correct way is like this:

Hi *somebody*, how are you doing? May I know when will our next English class be?

It's much longer than the first one but it's acceptable to him. I got a scolding from him when I sent him the Hey message. So, from then onwards, I was always careful to be extremely polite in my SMS messages to him.

Well, a few days ago, I got an SMS from a girl who I've not spoken to for quite a while. She didn't even bother to say hi. Just went straight to the point. "Do you still have your old English notes?"

I was, like, huh? You expect me to give you my old notes just like that??? No hi, no please, no thank you. In short, I was flabbergasted. Even if I still had my notes, I don't think I'll give them to her. Yeah, call me selfish but that's not the way to ask favours from others.

So, please, remember to throw in some 'Hi's, Pleases and Thank yous in your SMSes, e-mails, letters, etc, especially when you need help or something from other people. Chances are they'll be more willing to lend you a hand. :D

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Very Cute Baby

I attended mass last night and then later, a couple with a baby girl in a stroller came and sat in front of me. At first, I couldn't see the small kid because she's hidden in her stroller. But then, she cried in the cute way that some babies cry, and her mom plucked her out and carried her.

Oh, finally I got to see her. She's cute with large, innocent eyes. Haha! And she looks blur too, like all babies do. But then later, her mom put her back in her pram and gave her some toys to play. She clumsily grabbed hold of a toy and flung it to the ground. Her mom had to get up from her seat to pick up the toy. Hmm, babies really do like to throw stuff, do they???

Well, the baby didn't stay put throughout the mass. Her mom carried her and walked around outside the church. It was quite warm inside and even though her dad brought a mechanical fan, it still wasn't enough to keep the baby happy.

And me? I had to pay attention to mass, of course! Even when mass was over, the mom and her baby still hadn't returned. They're probably enjoying their nightly stroll!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Musical Meme

1. Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod, whatever)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
5. New question — press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

*Opening credits: Stay by Lisa Loeb

* Waking up: How by Lisa Loeb

* First day at school: She's The One by Robbie Williams

* Falling in love: Don't Tell Me by Avril Lavigne

* Breaking up: Sorry by Buckcherry

* Prom: Almost by Bowling For Soup

* Life’s okay: It's My Life by Bon Jovi

* Mental breakdown: Too Much by Spice Girls

* Driving: Potential Break Up Song by Aly & AJ

* Flashback: Wait A Minute by The Pussycat Dolls

* Getting back together: Hands by Jewel

* Wedding: You're A God by Vertical Horizon

* Birth of child: Everything by Lifehouse

* Final battle: Brave by Idina Menzel

* Death scene: That Don't Impress Me Much by Shania Twain

* End credits: That Thing You Do by The Wonders

I swear I didn't cheat! ;)

Booking Through Thursday: Vacation Spots

Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday?
Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip?
What/Where are they?
It depends on where my vacation is and how much the books cost. My last vacation was in China and there weren't many English books there. I'd rather buy them here in Malaysia where there's a variety of books and affordable too.

I was also in Hong Kong's airport for a few hours and spent my time checking out the books there. There were some good books but too bad, they're too pricey. It is the airport, anyway. Books at airports are always expensive, aren't they? Well, it is expensive for us in our local airports.

Bottomline is, if I see a good book wherever I am, I'll just buy it regardless of whether I'm on vacation or not. So, no, I don't have favourite vacation bookstores. The only favourite bookstores of mine are right here in my hometown!

SF Book Meme

I was just looking around for a meme to do and I stumbled upon this from SF Signal! This should be interesting or weird since I don't really read a lot of science fiction but then, let's give it a try, shall we?

Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror?
I'll have to go with fantasy. Horror gives me the creeps.

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback?
Hardback looks grand but the mass market paperback's so much cheaper! Mass market paperback for me.

Heinlein or Asimov?
Erm, who're they? *grins sheepishly*

-Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American novelist and science fiction writer.

-Isaac Asimov (c. January 2, 1920[1] – April 6, 1992), pronounced /ˈaɪzək ˈæzɪmʌv/,[2] originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов, was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

~From Wikipedia~

Amazon or Brick and Mortar?
Brick and Mortar!

Barnes & Noble or Borders?
No Barnes & Noble here in Malaysia. But I've always loved Borders!

Hitchhiker or Discworld?
Haven't read either one yet.

Bookmark or Dogear?
Definitely bookmark. Dogear ruins the book.

Magazine: Asimov's Science Fiction or Fantasy & Science Fiction?

Alphabetize by author, Alphabetize by title or random?

Keep, Throw Away or Sell?
I keep those that I want and sell those I don't want. Simple. And recently, I give away those that I don't want!

Year's Best Science Fiction series (edited by Gardner Dozois) or Years Best SF series (edited by David G. Hartwell)?
Can't answer that.

Keep dustjacket or toss it?

Read with dustjacket or remove it?
Sometimes with and sometimes I remove it.

Short story or novel?
I've always preferred novels.

Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket?
I've only read Harry Potter and watched the Lemony Snicket's Unfortunate Events movie.

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks?
Chapter breaks. If I'm really tired, then I'll just stop.

"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"?
"Once upon a time"

Buy or Borrow?
Buy! Borrow the book if I'm out of cash. Haha!

Buying choice: Book Reviews, Recommendation or Browse?
All three!

Lewis or Tolkien?
Only read Lewis.

Hard SF or Space Opera?

Collection (short stories by the same author) or Anthology (short stories by different authors)?

Hugo or Nebula?
Are you talking about Victor Hugo? Oh no, you're not!

Hugo Award: The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

Nebula Award: The Nebula Award is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years.

~From Wikipedia~

Golden Age SF or New Wave SF?
I can't answer this either.

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger?
Tidy ending.

Morning reading, Afternoon reading or Nighttime reading?
Anytime, actually. As long as I'm not tired.

Standalone or Series?
Depends. If it's a good story, then series.

Urban fantasy or high fantasy?
Urban fantasy.

New or used?
I like new books. I like the smell of new books.

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard?
Tough one. I think all the books that I read are heard of.

Top X favorite genre books read last year? (Where X is 5 or less)
1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
2. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

By genre books, do they mean 'genre fiction'?

That's a long meme. Actually, there are 3 more questions but I'm skipping them. Can't think much right now. Gonna take my lunch, anyway and drama class later!

One Republic Rocks!

I want to win One Republic's CD and hence, this post. Got an email from The Star Online and that's how I got to know about this contest where I can win myself One Republic's album, Dreaming Out Loud. I fell in love with One Republic ever since I heard their song, Apologize! Their collaboration with Timbaland was awesome. :D

After that, Stop and Stare came out and I love that song too! I listen to it almost everyday. If you haven't heard it before, then check out the video clip below:

Stop and Stare - One Republic

This is the cover of their album:

One Republic is made up of Ryan Tedder (lead singer), Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher, and Brent Kutzle. So far, I've only heard 3 songs from them. Apologize, Stop and Stare, and All We Are. Their songs are a little bit different from the others. They are not really rock (you know, with electric guitars and drums banging away), maybe more mellow than rock but still, they rock! LOL!

Dreaming Out Loud is their debut album and I would really like to hear all their songs. And oh, they are coming to Malaysia in August 2008 for the MTV Asia Awards! I want to go!!! But who's gonna go with me? :(

So...what do you think of One Republic, eh? :D

Monday, July 14, 2008

Book Blowout: Mini Challenge 2

Ooh, a second mini challenge for July's Book Blowout! This time, it's Where's Your Book Set? Meme. I got it from Blue Archipelago. Feel free to join in too if you want. :) All you need to do is answer 5 questions about the book you're reading or just finished reading. Here are the questions!

1. Title and author of the book
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer.

2. What year is the book set in?
It's a Regency romance. Therefore, early 19th century. I got this piece of info from Wikipedia!

3. What happened on this day in that year? Go to google and type in the date ie 13 July 1952 and see if you can find a news item for that day
I'm going to find any July 14 day in the 19th century. So, this is what I found:

July 14, 1862: Florence Bascom
geologist: first woman geologist appointed to the U.S. Geological Survey and first to be elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America; associate editor: American Geologist; educator: Bryn Mawr, Ohio State; 1st woman to receive a doctorate degree: Johns Hopkins University [1893]; died June 18, 1945
*Found here*

4. Where is your book set?
England, if I'm not mistaken.

5. Have you visited that place before? If yes tell us something about your trip. If no, look the location up on google and tell us an interesting fact about the city/country.
No, I haven't been to England or Europe before. I'd LOVE to go there someday. The food, the bookstores, the scenery, the double-decker buses, Buckingham Palace, they're all waiting for me. :D

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Salon: Friday's Child

The Sunday

I've decided to join The Sunday Salon! Hope it'll encourage and motivate me to read more on Sundays when I'm more inclined to spend the day sleeping or just wasting time online. I'm currently reading Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer, a review copy sent to me by Sourcebooks. I love Sourcebooks! They send me fabulous books for me to review.

Okay, right now I'm at Chapter 13 of Friday's Child. It's been a slow read for me but I'm trying. This is my first Georgette Heyer book and I'm not liking it so far. I hope that as I read, the story will get more interesting but I doubt it.

I think Hero doesn't really have a mind of her own and she only wants to please her husband, Sherry all the time. She married him so that she can escape being a governess and being looked down on. Well, she's quite a pleasant character and gets along with almost everybody.

I guess I'll go back to the book now. Will post updates after I've read a few more chapters.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Winner!

Alright. This time I've had more people entering their names for my Gossip Girl book giveaway. It's either Malaysians don't read or not many of them know about my blog since not many people put their names in! Oh well. Maybe you're just not interested in reading Gossip Girl books, like me! :/

What if I gave away The Da Vinci Code book? Or something from the romance genre? Would you be interested? To my sister: don't wory, I won't pluck some book from your shelf to give away for free! Haha!

Anyway, we have a winner here and it's no other than:


Congratulations! I used to pick the winner.

Feast One Hundred & Ninety Six


When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
-Only last Monday!


Name one thing you miss about being a child.
-The worry-free and problem-free life.


Pick one: butter, margarine, olive oil.

Main Course

If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
-Italian! I like the movie 'Life is Beautiful' starring Roberto Benigni and just liked the language even more. Italian classes are not offered in my university, sadly. However, last semester, I took up Spanish classes. I'm not learning Spanish now...maybe next semester!


Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…
-More mature and able to handle things, difficulties, hard times better than now.

Friday, July 11, 2008

What If I Don't Like The ARC That I'm Reading?

Sigh...I know that there's a reader's bill of rights but does that apply when reading Advanced Review Copies (ARC) sent by publishers and authors?

The Reader's Bill of Rights

Everyone has the right to read. Here's The Reader's Bill of Rights to help you make the most of that right: Readers have:

1. The right to not read.
2. The right to skip pages.
3. The right to not finish.
4. The right to reread.
5. The right to read anything.
6. The right to escapism.
7. The right to read anywhere.
8. The right to browse.
9. The right to read out loud.
10. The right not to defend your tastes.

—Pennac, Daniel, Better Than Life, Coach House Press, 1996.

*Taken from ALA | Tips to Encourage Reading*

What if I'm 'suffering' while reading it??? What if I prefer to be reading something else but then feel guilty because I have to read the review copy first so that I can review it soon. I have no desire to pick up the book because I just don't like it at all!

Guess I have to brave it out and continue reading until I finally finish it!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bounce, Bounce, Shoot!

It was a rainy day today, wasn't it? Anyway, today I went for my first Introduction to Theatre class. I wasn't sure if I wanted to take this class or not because some of the Theatre papers offered to me are not that interesting. Learning about English doesn't really appeal to me and I'm not interested in Management, political science, etc.

After class, I found 3 others who are from my faculty. Yay!!! I thought I was the only weird one from my faculty who's taking courses in drama and theatre. I got to make new friends too! Although we were in almost the same classes for a year over, we still didn't know each other's names. So today, I made 3 new friends who are from my faculty/school.

I also spotted a notice for girls' basketball. I remembered one of my friends showing an interest in playing basketball and I sent her an SMS to ask if she wants to play or not. She said 'yes' and half an hour later, we were walking to the basketball court.

There were around 10 or 11 girls only who came. The coach came too. He's supposed to be a stern old guy because somebody hastily told everyone to tuck in our shirts. It was funny to see everyone quickly tucking in their shirts, including me.

After that, he ordered us to run AROUND campus. I was relatively inactive and was quite a couch potato for the last month. So, to suddenly run long distance would be absurd. I was already out of breath after running for, like, 5 minutes. I stopped running and the others were already out of sight. Hah!

I took a shortcut and went back to the court. :D Yeah, that was cheating but if I were to walk while they ran, I wonder when I would ever reach the court again! Next week, I hope I can actually run the actual length. Gotta do some running and building up of stamina before the next meeting, then.

The coach also told us to stand in the middle of the court and throw the ball towards the net. A few of us newbies couldn't even manage to get the ball to touch the net. The more experienced players could throw farther and some managed to score or shoot through the hoop. Nah, I don't know much about basketball terms.

It's been quite an exciting day. Looking forward to tomorrow's classes!

*Picture from here*

Classics Meme

I found this meme from Book Club Classics!

What is the best classic you were “forced” to read in school (and why)?
If only we did read classics in school. I mean, reading the whole unabridged version. The only ones we read were Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe and The Pearl by John Steinbeck. Those were the really simplified versions.

What was the worst classic you were forced to endure (and why)?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It was so boring that I skipped several pages. Too long-winded for me. I wanted to read Sense and Sensibility next but decided to skip that too!

Which classic should every student be required to read (and why)?
Uncle Tom's Cabin. To learn about history, slavery, and injustice.

Which classic should be put to rest immediately (and why)?
It has to be Jane Austen's classics.

**Bonus** Why do you think certain books become “classics”?
Hmm, I don't know why either. Strong plot? Unforgettable characters? Happy endings? The really difficult aka boring level of English? Yeah, I guess these determine why classics are classics.

I'm not going to tag anybody. Feel free to do this meme in your blog too and do let me know when you're done!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Book Giveaway #2: Gossip Girl Book!

Yay!!! My second book giveaway. This time, I'm going to give one lucky reader a Gossip Girl book which I bought from eBay last year. So, it's kind of 3rd hand but still looking good. It's plastic-wrapped too. Only open to those living in Malaysia.

I wanted to try reading Gossip Girl since it's quite a popular series. Well, unfortunately, I didn't like it after all. It just didn't appeal to me. But I like watching the show! Anyway, I hope this copy gets into the hands of someone who actually enjoys reading this kind of book!

202 pages

If you'd like a chance to win this book, just leave a comment and your e-mail address (eg: something[at]something[dot]com) before Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11.59 pm. I'll randomly pick a winner. Good luck!

More Book Giveaways!

Want to win free books? Since last week, I've been entering my name into various book giveaways BUT haven't won anything yet! :( Guess I'll have to try some more. But no worries, there are more book giveaways. As I find more and more, I'll list them here. So, do come back every now and then to see if I've added more to the list.

Monday Book Giveaway
Fantasy Book Critic
Eternal Perspectives
Cakespy: {Bitter}Sweet: A Cake Poll and Cakespy Book Giveaway!
Google Apps Book Giveaway
B&b Ex Libris
My Christian Fiction Blog
Books, movies, and Chinese Food
So Many Books...So Little Time!
The Book Vault
Shelf Love
She Reads Books

Monday, July 7, 2008

Back To School and IComLeavWe

Yeah, great start for my first day back at university. First class was okay. Then, I went to my school's office to fax a letter. Unfortunately, the fax/letter couldn't be sent so I guess I have to try again another day. Well, today's a busy day for them and for all those electronical stuff because today's the last day for us students to register our courses. You know, computers running, people using the Internet, telephones ringing, etc.

Okay, my second class was supposed to start at 4 pm and I thought I might take a nap. Hah! I went to sleep and woke up at 3.15 pm and checked my phone. My friend sent me an SMS at 2.43 pm telling me that class would start at 3 pm instead! I quickly ate my lunch, changed, hopped into my car and drove away! Luckily, this lecturer is not that strict and anyway, it's first day of class. So, no legal action was taken. There were a few others who were later than me too.

Ooh, I'm not taking Spanish this semester. :( I already have enough papers. Perhaps next semester!

Anyway, I found out about IComLeavWe (International Comment Leaving Week) through Out of the Blue.

From July 21 until July 28, you have to comment 6 times a day. Please click on the IComLeavWe link to find out more. This should be fun. If you want more people to come comment at your blog, do consider taking part! See ya!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday Finds (July 4, 2008)

I saw this over at MizB's blog and decided to join in the fun! The idea is to list out any interesting books you just got to know about some time this week. Post it up on your blog and leave your link at the Friday Finds post at MizB's The Book Zone.

It's already Saturday but then better late than never! I only found out about it today, by the way.

Yesterday I went to Borders and of course, I could have found a lot of 'finds' there. But the two books that really stood out were:

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang


Piercing by Ryu Murakami

Buy A Friend A Book Week

I found a new blog today: In Spring it is the Dawn. The blogger, Tanabata, is holding a book giveaway too! It's in conjunction with BAFAB: Buy A Friend A Book Week. This BAFAB sounds so fun! You just buy or give your friend a book for no reason at all. It's just to share your love for reading. It only happens 4 times a year: January, April, July, and October.

All the same, Tanabata has so many books to choose from! I think there'll be two winners only, so if you're joining, do cross your fingers!

Hope I can win a book. ;) Gonna go there and leave a comment now.

Other book giveaways:
BAFAB Week Competition at Books4all
Buy A Friend a Book Week at The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Camy's Loft
Lori's Reading Corner
Books, Movies, and Chinese Food
The Friendly Book Nook is giving away Guardian by Julius Lester
Stuck In A Book
Welcome to My World of Dreams
Ready When You Are, C.B.


Borders Gift Card Giveaway at In The Shadow of Mt TBR
*thekoolaidmom is giving away a $20 Gift Card for Borders!*


Bookroomreviews' Weblog is also giving away a copy of The Host by Stephenie Meyer and Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter. Quickly leave a comment at the post before July 19, 2008!

And The Winner Is.....


Well, there were only two people who put in their names for 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom, so I only had to cut out two miserable pieces of paper and pick one. Haha!

But wouldn't it be more fun if more entered? Maybe you don't believe that I'm actually going to give a free book, no hidden charges, no hidden agenda, whatever? Ah, never mind! Look out for the next free book then. :)

Thanks to Fiona and Kalpana for participating in this book giveaway. Kalpana, you can try again next time! Thank you.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

More Bookish Questions!

I got this really nice meme from Alice's blog!

Do you remember how you developed a love for reading?
I think I started ‘reading’ when I was a baby! There’s a baby pic of me turning the pages of a magazine. Well, maybe I wasn’t exactly ‘reading’ at that time! Haha!

What are some books you read as a child?
If I remember correctly, the first books I read were those Ladybird Peter and Jane books. I was around 5 or 6 years old. My mom bought me a lot of Ladybird fairytale books. Then, my sister introduced me to Enid Blyton. The first Enid Blyton book I read was the Billy-Bob Tales.

What is your favourite genre?
For now, it’s young adult fiction!

Do you have a favourite novel?
I like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon and The True Story of Lilli Stubeck by James Aldridge. Okay, so it's two. :)

Where do you usually read?
On the couch or bed.

When do you usually read?
When I have nothing else to do. I also enjoy reading before going to sleep.

Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time?
I try to read one book at a time.

Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction?
Yeah, kind of. I don’t read a lot of nonfiction except for my school books. And for nonfiction books, I don’t usually finish them in one sitting. I’ll just skip here and there.

Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library?
I buy and borrow them from my sis!

Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them?
I keep the ones that I really like and quite like. The ones I don’t fancy, I either give them away or sell them off.

If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Were they some of the same ones you read as a child?
No kids. Only nieces and nephew. My nieces are quite interested in my books, so sometimes when they come over, I’ll help them read the simpler English story books.

What are you reading now?
Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer.

Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list?
Of course.

What’s next?
I don’t know. When I finish the book I’m currently reading, I’ll just hover over to the bookshelf and pick the first book I feel like picking.

What books would you like to reread?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and The True Story of Lilli Stubeck! I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of these two books.

Who are your favourite authors?
This is hard. I only like one book by Haddon and I’ve only read one by Aldridge. So they can’t really be my favourite authors even though I like their books. Besides, I do enjoy reading the Shopaholic books and also the Harry Potter ones. But I wouldn’t save those books if there was a fire. To sum it up, I don’t really have a favourite author!

*Feel free to do this meme too and let me know when you're done!*

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book Giveaway #1

Yeah, you heard me right. I'm going to give away a book for free. For now, it's only eligible to those living in Malaysia.

The book I'm offering is 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom. Go on and read my review on my other blog! I got this book for free and now I'm going to give it away. It's only been read once. So, who's gonna say no to a free book? :)

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post before Friday, July 4, 2008 at 11.59p.m.. If I'm not asleep yet at midnight on Friday, I'll pick a winner there and then! What I'm going to do is write down the participants' names on pieces of paper, roll them up and just randomly pick one. Ohhhh, I love this kind of game! Haha!

Okay then, good luck to you! :D

July Book Blowout Mini Challenge 1

Mrs. S decided to kickstart July's Book Blowout with a 5-question mini challenge! Here it is and my answers too. :)

1. Describe yourself in one sentence
Well, I'm a young adult who loves curling up and getting totally lost in a good book or lazing on the couch, watching funny movies that can make me laugh non-stop!

2. What book will you start the challenge with?
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer.

3. Where is your favourite place to read?
On the couch.

4. What is your favourite book of all time?
This is hard. I think I'll go for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.

5. Remind us all of your challenge target
I'm going to try to read 5 books!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How Many Books Did You Read In June?

Well, I managed to read 6 books! Here are the links to my reviews:

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Crazy Fool Kills Five by Gwen Freeman
The Poem I Turn To edited by Jason Shinder

Well, at least I read more books than in May. Hmm...I gotta get back into the reading gear again! My performance is absolutely terrible! LOL! But it's okay. I'll try harder in July.

Incidentally, I have to brace myself for challenges starting this month or end of last. The YA Romance Challenge, July Book Blowout, and Raved-About Reads Challenge.

Well, the next book I'm going to read is Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer. Do you know who is Heyer? She wrote historical romance! Romance is not really my favourite genre but I'm always open to different books and authors. I've also read a few reviews on Heyer's books and they are mostly positive. So, I guess I'm in for a good book.

By the way, school starts in less than a week!

Scratch My Back & I'll Scratch Yours

Hey people, I've added something new to my sidebar! Do you see 'Are You In My Topspots?' right after my Subscribe by e-mail widget? Yup, that's the one! Have you heard of Nope, this ain't a sponsored post.

Wanna know how it works? Well, you get to put your link on my blog for a small fee. Your link will be there until there's a 6th entry. I've only set up 5 link spots. You can have the widget on your blog too and wait for the money to roll in. Well, there's only money if there's people paying you to put their links there. Ah! Does it sound complicated?

Okay. You pay me $2.00 and you get to put your link on my blog. For how long, I'm not sure. Probably for quite long if there aren't new links rolling in. :) So, if you want the widget on your blog too, then just sign up with ScratchBack! Have fun!
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