14 Jul 2018

Watermelon by Marian Keyes

2019-04-10T18:12:35+08:00Jul 14 2018|Books|

Watermelon by Marian Keyes After reading dozens of Agatha Christie mysteries, I felt I needed a break from all the murders. I asked my older cousin for chick lit book recommendations, and at first she gave me a YA book to read. Trust me, I have nothing against YA, just take a [...]

07 Jul 2018

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

2019-04-10T18:14:34+08:00Jul 07 2018|Books|

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I couldn't put "5 reasons I loved..." in the title anymore because the book title itself is a mouthful! I can't remember whether the title put me off a bit when I first heard of it, or whether it drew me in. It's been [...]

03 Mar 2018

This is why I read.

2019-04-10T18:15:07+08:00Mar 03 2018|Books, Life|

This is why I read. Note: I'm feeling under the weather and can't volunteer today. So I'm writing this because I'm going to miss the kids haha Every weekend I volunteer at a reading center for children with special needs and learning disabilities. Technically we help them learn to read, improve their [...]

03 Nov 2017

What I’m reading and watching – Oct 2017

2019-04-10T18:16:17+08:00Nov 03 2017|Books, Shows|

What I'm reading and watching - Oct 2017 Here I am with another monthly roundup! I'd say reading wise, this month has definitely been my most productive. Thanks, Agatha Christie. Drama wise there are also so many good shows I'm following right now. So far, I've managed not to fall behind. Unfortunately [...]

13 Oct 2017

My To-Read List: The Sci-Fi Edition

2019-04-10T18:18:20+08:00Oct 13 2017|Books|

My To-Read List: The Sci-Fi Edition I've been a fan of most sci-fi movies since I first watched the X-Files and Star Wars in the 90s. But a few years ago, I realized I hadn't read enough sci-fi novels to declare myself a true fan of the genre. So I began researching [...]

06 Oct 2017

5 books that broke my heart for good

2019-04-10T18:20:12+08:00Oct 06 2017|Books|

5 books that broke my heart for good Do you ever come across lines in books that are written so beautifully that they make you sad? I generally stay away from books with heavy or depressing topics because I absorb emotions too easily. But when I feel strong enough, I challenge myself [...]

03 Oct 2017

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

2019-04-10T18:20:26+08:00Oct 03 2017|Books|

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie Is it just me, or does every child grow up wanting to be an amateur sleuth like Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys? I know I certainly did. Having read these detective novels as a child, I seriously believed myself to be one - [...]

29 Sep 2017

What I’m reading and watching – Sep 2017

2019-04-10T18:20:42+08:00Sep 29 2017|Books, Shows|

What I'm reading and watching - Sep 2017 I thought I'd start a monthly "favorites" series because I can't possibly recap every episode or review every book in as much depth as I'd like to. Despite it being a favorites post, I'll probably mention what I liked or didn't like about a [...]

01 Sep 2017

5 biographies I am obsessed with

2019-04-10T18:22:47+08:00Sep 01 2017|Books|

5 biographies I am obsessed with History has always been a fascination of mine. I love imagining how different the world was at any given point in time, and the way society has evolved since then. I tend to belong to the "nurture" camp in the nature vs. nurture debate, and I believe [...]