Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Novels by Sam Bourne

The Righteous Men or The Last Testament.....which first?

Pearson & Penguin Warehouse Sales

The Preview Sales is on starting tomorrow, 1st October 2009. I'm only able to go for the sales next week. :(

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tersias by GP Taylor

This book was given to me and it sat in my bookshelf for about 2 years. A few times I picked it up and contemplated reading it but for some reason, it didn’t appeal to me. At one point, I even put it in a box with other books that I want to dispose off…… but for some reason, I put it back in the shelf.

It was early this year that I started to read it after having nothing interesting to read on hand. Surprising, it was quiet entertaining and I moved on from chapter to chapter and at the same time thanked my lucky star that I didn’t trash it. That feeling of thankfulness didn’t last long. Halfway through, I started to get bored with the book. I didn’t enjoy it, find it a pain to read and the characters were just plain boring! I didn’t really enjoy the storyline and from something that was quite promising, the story went downhill and all I want to do is to complete it for completing sake.

I have not read any books by GP Taylor. The jacket of the book claimed that this is the ‘eagerly anticipated thired novel from the bestselling author of Shadowmancer and Wormwood.

I think that if the earlier two books are anything like Tersias, I didn’t miss much. I also couldn’t understand why the book was titled ‘Tersias’ since he (the Tersias character) didn’t really play such a big role in the development of the plot. It just makes me think that either GP Taylor started off with intention of developing Tersias’s character into something bigger but he couldn’t get it done or Taylor just couldn’t be bothered to come up with a more interesting title.

Perhaps it's better off if I left this book in my 'to sell' box. If you do come across this book, sorry to say this but 'bin it'.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Playing James by Sarah Mason

I’m reading this book right now. From the title and from the cover, you can tell that it’s a lite chic/chick.

It’s actually the author’s first book as stated in the acknowledgement page. I googled Sarah Mason and found out that she has writing 3 books since this one. Playing James was first published in 2002.

Anyway, the sypnosis goes like this…Holly Closhannon, a budding reporter thought things couldn’t get worse than covering pet funerals. Then she assigned to be the crime reporter at Bristol Gazette where she works. As part of their PR exercise, the police department wanted her to shadow Detective James Sabine and to write a daily column, tackily called ‘The Real Dick Tracy’s Diary’ by her editor. Needless to say both did not hit off but I don’t a crystal ball to tell me that they will more than hit off at the end of the book.

Playing james is quite fun to read on a rainy afternoon or a boring day. The heroine is quirky but you find yourself warming up to her as she’s just full of life. The story opens with a call to the emergency room of the local hospital and the reason for the ‘emergency’ is just hilarious. The supporting characters are quite interesting too…best friend Lizzie, Robin from the police PR department among others.

The 3 other titles by Sarah Mason are The Party Season in 2003, High Society in 2004 and Sea Fever in 2007. I wont mind getting my hands on the other books.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pearson & Penguin Book - Warehouse Sales

The Pearson & Penguin Book
is back!

Date : 2nd - 11th October 2009

Time : 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

Address : Pearson Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Lot 2, Jalan 215, Off Jalam Templer
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor DE

Happy Shopping! See you there!