Friday, September 12, 2014

#FF Hop & BBH: About Book Discovery & Books I Want to Read Again for the First Time

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee's View and Alison @ Alison Can Read. It's a fun meme for exploring new blogs and gaining new followers.
This week's question:
Before blogging (dark times people!) how would you find out about new books or did you? - Suggested by A Great Read
My Answer:
To be honest, I hadn't read a lot of books before I started blogging. I used to borrow books from my school library (mostly old ones) and never tried to look for new books. In July 2010, I joined Goodreads and a couple of months later I created my own blog. After that, my whole reading life changed.
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Book Blogger Hop
Welcome to the Book Blogger Hop, a feature hosted by Billy from Rambling of Coffee Addicted Writer. This weekly feature is a great way to connect with new people in the book blogging world.
This Week's Question:
What books would you want to read again for the first time? - Suggested by Camille
My Answer:
My favorite book genres are mystery, thriller, and historical fiction. However, some books that I want to read again are out of my reading genres.
Historical Fiction:
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) -- By far, the best historical fiction I have read!
  • Footsteps in an Empty Room by Lilly Sommers (Goodreads | Amazon) -- This is a historical romance and one of the few that I have read so far. This book is set in Australia and has a paranormal touch to it.
  • The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) -- The only western book that I have read, and I want to read it again and again.
Young Adult: (cried a lot while reading these two books!)
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Goodreads | Amazon) -- Already read twice, still I want to read it again!
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Goodreads | Amazon) -- This is one of the most unforgettable classic that I have read.
  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) -- Despite the fact that I don't like Bathsheba (the lead female character), this is one of my favorite books.
  • The Payback by Simon Kernick (Goodreads | Amazon | My Review) -- Simon Kernick has become one of my favorite authors and his character Dennis Milne is one of my favorite protagonists. The Payback is the last book of the Dennis Milne series, and one that I absolutely loved!
So which books do you want to read again for the first time?
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Friday, September 5, 2014

#FF Hop: Are You Also a Writer?

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee @Parajunkee's View and Alison @Alison Can Read. It's a fun meme for exploring new blogs and gaining new followers.
This week's question:
Are you also a writer and what genre or did you ever consider writing? - Suggested by The Pegster Reads
My Answer:
No, I am just a reader. And yes, I have considered writing. But not writing books, just guest blogs, and articles etc.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Quotes from "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom

It never crossed my mind to read this book until someone recommended it to me. It was one of the books on top of my TBR for year 2014.

Goodreads Amazon | My Review (coming soon)
It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. (p. 1)

Every life has one true-love snapshot. For Eddie, it came on a warm September night after a thunderstorm, when the boardwalk was spongy with water.” (p. 9)

No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.” (p. 10)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

#TeaserTuesday - Empire of Sand by Robert Ryan (Sept 2)

Teaser Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by MizB @Should Be Reading. For more information regarding this feature, head over to MizB's blog.

My Teaser: 

I'm reading this book real slow and enjoying every bit of it.

Of all of them, he'd had the most rotten childhood, and had received more than his fair share of beatings from Mother, because he would always accept responsibility for any of his brothers' misdemeanours. When Frank had asked why, T.E. claimed he knew for a fact that the cane hurt the others more than him.
Empire of Sand by Robert Ryan (p. 36)
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Deadly Errors by Allen Wyler

[medical thriller]
Neurosurgeon Tyler Mathews' life turns upside down when an FBI official makes a sudden and unexpected visit at his hospital. As a result, Tyler nearly loses his professional license. He has to go complete a drug rehab program and his wife, Nancy, leaves him. Although it does sound like a very positive start but this is how the book Deadly Errors opens.