Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Wolf is Coming To Town

Friday, June 15, 2018

Salam Aidilfitri 2018

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Taking this opportunity to extend 

my warm and heartfelt wishes 

to those celebrating 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2018

Maaf zahir & batin

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Moscow Club by Joseph Finder

Synopsis :

1991. The Cold War is over. Yet a recording has been smuggled out of the Soviet Union by one of the few remaining moles in the Kremlin.
The CIA's foremost Soviet analyst believes the transcript is the most important piece of intelligence that has ever crossed his desk. It suggests that a cabal of Kremlin insiders are plotting a coup, to overturn the Soviet regime from the inside.
But before he can follow this trail to its end, he finds himself facing charges for a grisly murder he did not commit...
This is what I say :

This is the forth book written by Joseph Finder that finds it's way across my path.  This time round, it's in the form of an ebook.  This time round, the storyline is slightly different than usual.  

Moscow Club took readers on into the world of espionage and high level treason and assassination and plots and cold war and such.  To me, it was rather confusing with the Russian names to keep track of which is totally foreign to me.  

However, it's pretty thrilling and there's a revelation towards the end of the story that I didn't see coming somehow that makes the story worth my effort and time.

So, if you like espionage in the like of Forsyth, Follet, and such, you will like The Moscow Club.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Weekend Getaway #1 2018

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I realised that I kinda like putting a hashtag in front of a number book purchase #1, hoping for book purchase #2 and so on.

In this case, it's weekend getaway #1 so you can be sure that I would sure love a weekend gataway #2 soon!

Anyway, we are experiencing a long weekend holiday with one festive celebration in the nation but as it's one festive that I do not celebrate, it was decided that we should spend it at a beach resort, about an hour from the city.

The above is an image of part of the resort.  45 minutes drive away form the city, it's perfect for a quick weekend gateaway and it's usually packed with families during the festive seasons.  So, if you are looking for an illicit weekend away, this is not to place to go! haha..

I can't wait to chill and bum by the beach, read a book or two and basically just relaxing. 

Hope it doesn't rain!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Thyme Out by Katie Fforde

Synopsis :

When Perdita Dylan delivers her baby vegetables to a local hotel and finds that her unpredictable ex-husband, Lucas, has taken over the kitchen, she is horrified - particularly when she discovers he's being groomed as the latest celebrity chef and needs her picturesque, if primitive cottage, and her, in supporting roles.

Her life is further complicated when Kitty, her 87-year-old friend, has a stroke. Perdita needs someone to lean on - and Lucas seems so keen to help that she starts to wonder if he's really such a villain. Can she cope with all this alone? Or should she face up to the fact that 'You can't cuddle lettuces'?

This is what I say :

I believe this is the third or forth book by Katie Fforde that I read.  Initially I didn't quite like her titles but after a book or two, it kinda grow on me and while I will not explicitly seek them out, I would not say no either when her titles presented themselves in front of me.

In this case, I exchange this copy with one of mine from the Urban Street Library (refer to my previous post).

It was not too bad.  A chic lite with chef and vegetable gardener as the theme.  I remember one of her other titles that I read had books being the theme.  However, with such characters from most chic lite novels, sometime, I do get exasperate with the characters at times and in this book, it's no different.

I may have reached my limit with Katie's title so I better not tempt fate and better stay away from her titles and thyme myself out for now. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Book Exchange from Urban Street Library

Remember my post here about the Urban Street Library which made an appearance at one of the malls in town?

Well, I went back about a week later bringing with me some titles that I have read and was happy exchange them for new title.  It was quite difficult to select but in the end I came home with the following titles.

Thyme Out by Katie Fforde.  Read a few of Katie's title.  Didn't like it initially but grew to enjoy what she wrote.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I think I read this title already and actually wanted Inferno but mistakenly thought this was the title I haven't read.  Ah well...maybe will read it again.

A Suggestion of Death by Marianne Wesson. This is a wild card/title. Just to see if it's good.

The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes.  At one time my favourite author.  I still like what she wrote but haven't read any of her titles for quite a while now.

So, technically I didn't purchase any new books for the year yet, other than this one which I am keeping for a forthcoming holiday.

Currently reading Thyme Out by Katie Fforde and will be sharing with you what I think of it in the next post.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tribute to May 2018

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The month of May is a rather special month for my country. Specifically, last week, on 10 May 2018, the people voted in a new government.  It's the first time since the country's independence and to say that it's pretty euphoric would be rather mild.

May is also the month of celebration for mothers so a special shout out to all mum out there. 

May is also when I start the second and final year of what I embarked on last year and it's one of the reason that kept me away from reading but I am enjoying it at the same time.

There's lots to do in May cos June is a month of many festive celebrations and holidays so this month is the month to get as much done as possible too.

So, let's get to work, May :)