There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you. – J.K. Rowling I love this quote by J.K. Rowling, taken from her commencement speech at Harvard’s graduation in 2008. This quote came to mindContinue reading “Quote of the Day”
And I can hardly believe it… She has even ventured into wolfing, with her new series The Wolf Gift Chronicles. I can’t believe that at the age of 74 she is still releasing new books. Well, I better. I’m glad that her Vampire Lestat is back, this time as Prince Lestat in her book releasedContinue reading “Anne Rice is back”
A list of films, books and hotels visited in the year 2014; an average of one book and one film a month. My aim is to increase the number of books read for 2015. Movies I watched in 2014: 1. Frozen, GV Tampines Mall, Singapore (Jan) 2. I, Frankenstein, GSC Queensbay, Penang (Jan) 3. TheContinue reading “Books 2014”
I never quite took to Pinterest until recently when I realised what I truly love – books, authors, writing, libraries and the sort. Pinterest is a good way to put the people you love together in an online scrapbook. I browse through my own boards (very hardly others’) to take inspiration for my writing. TheContinue reading “Literary muses”
I haven’t just discovered the Book Depository but this is my first purchase with them. It’s free shipping worldwide, add to that books are also ridiculously expensive in Singapore. I’m totally looking forward to more of Patricia Highsmith outside of the Ripley series and also new-to-me Niall Griffith’s award-winning book ‘Stump’.
Over the course of 2013, I read 13 books in total. That is an average of 1.08 books a month. Interestingly, all 13 books were Christian in nature, (not so much The Hobbit though Tolkien himself was a Catholic). 1. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (Jan) 2. The Pilgrim’s Regress by CS Lewis (Feb) 3.Continue reading “Books I read in 2013”
One hot afternoon in the central business district of Singapore, four friends went out for lunch and talked about their weirdest hobbies ever. The first girl told us about her love for Hollywood musicals like Singin’ in the Rain (1952). This was, of course, uncommon for young adults our age, so we thought, “Yeah, prettyContinue reading “Four weird hobbies”
In 2011 when I first arrived in Singapore, I read close to 30 novels thanks to my non-existent social life. I spent most of my Saturdays (rain or shine) holed up in my room in Queenstown devouring a fictional world. Paperback after paperback was purchased mostly from Sultana Book Store, my favourite second-hand bookstore inContinue reading “Books I read in 2012”