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Thoughtful: Review + Tour Stop

Thoughtful: Review + Tour Stop

I’ll give it to you straight. I stopped reading Thoughtful at the 50% mark and skipped it to the end. I just couldn’t do it. “Not only had Denny been a bright spot in my past, he had unknowingly given direction to my otherwise meaningless life. He’d set the mild for my future, and I would do just about anything to return the favour.” Thoughtful has a generic premise. Guy has a best friend; he falls for his girlfriend; he’s not going to let her go without a fight; […]

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Obsession in Death: Review + Tour Stop

Obsession in Death: Review + Tour Stop

“Eve Dallas — tough as nails and still sexy as hell” That she is. It’s been years since I’ve read J.D. Robb’s In Death series, but I think it’s suffice to say that this is hands down, the creepiest villain Dallas has and will ever faced. Smart. Delusional. Uncontrollable. Convinced that they share a special bond, Dallas’ fan goes on a killing spree, eliminating acquaintances that show disrespect to the driven cop. Obsession in Death opens with the following gruesome scene: The body of a woman lies on a bed […]

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Handmade Photo Books So Beautiful That It Hurts

Handmade Photo Books So Beautiful That It Hurts

Photo books add a personal touch. This is one of them. Pooja from Notabilia and The Weave Co have recently teamed up to bring us these gorgeous products in conjunction with Valentine’s Day 2015. You didn’t forget, did you? Made of high-grade materials (the fabrics are from India!), the limited edition photo books are made of “9 pages of artcard, acid-free material in an accordion format where you can either write or paste photos chronicling your journey as a couple.” Perfect for scrapbooking enthusiasts, I’ll say! Here’s the catch: there […]

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The Life of a Banana: Review

The Life of a Banana: Review

The Life of a Banana is a genuine novel. It’s evident the author has experienced racial bullying herself. Every character is so real and compelling; she brings her painful past to life. I do find certain bits rather peculiar. And it’s clear that the author has put much thought in her titles. One chapter’s titled ‘The Grandma of Wrath’ — it left me amused. “…in the game of “Bullies and Bullied” the only weapon we have is zipping up our lips.” Of all the characters, I find Xing Li’s […]

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Bookish Announcements!

Internet connected brethren, I hope 2015’s been treating you well. I have some new bookish news to share — so let’s dive in! Recently, I’ve embarked on a volunteer adventure at Call Me Ishmael, a storytelling website where bibliophiles leave annoymous voicemails about a book they love.   Buzzfeed describes it best — it’s an “audio version of Whisper for book lovers.” I can’t reveal too much about it; all I can say is, keep a lookout when you’re at the library. Sounds fascinating? You bet it is. If […]

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Litter Bugs: Review

Here’s another cheery story from Busy Bees Publishing! For the best listening experience, get headphones. Litter Bugs will be the perfect distraction from the iPad games. You’re never too old for children’s stories. Before penning this review, I had my earpiece plugged to my Macbook. I’m telling you, this song is insanely contagious! Listen to this charming story with your kid, mummies and daddies. I guarantee you’ll be singing (and humming) along to this song! A tale with an important message —  how’s that for an audio story? Sweeping up […]

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