Camp NaNoWriMo, Short Story Saturdays and UnRepresented KL

Camp NaNoWriMo, Short Story Saturdays and UnRepresented KL

I neglected this blog again. But if you want to catch up on my readings, just follow me on Goodreads because I’m not in the mood of copy pasting my June reviews here (surprisingly, my review enthusiasm began to deplete as Ramadhan approaches). But being the last post of June 2014, I guess I have to update certain things here before the first of July came.

Today (or before Iftar) I wrote the…

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Printed Books Are a Luxury Item

Printed Books Are a Luxury Item

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This is the response from the reddit I posted a few hours ago and it was another response to someone using Cracked’s post about how useless and disposable books are. I argued that the post use Lauren Conrad reasoning to back up how we should calm ourselves when people gut RM450 worth books just so they could use the spine and paste it on a storage container.

But in a place where you have higher…

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The Mark of the Tala (The Twelve Kingdoms #1) by Jeffe Kennedy

The Mark of the Tala (The Twelve Kingdoms #1) by Jeffe Kennedy

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A quarter of the story I really thought it was a Young Adult Fantasy novel by the writing style until I realize it was a Fantasy Adult Romance novel. I am not sure whether it was significant to me knowing it but I think the book reminded me too much like Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series which further reduce my initial acceptance of the book because it is a fantasy novel with an emphasis on…

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Star Trek: Khan by Mike Johnson

Star Trek: Khan by Mike Johnson

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Don’t be cheated by the cover. Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t come up until much later through several volumes of this compilation of the new-ish non-TOS Star Trek canon detailing the past life of Khan Noonien Singh.

I don’t know about you, the Khan we all love was Mexican Khan. He is not Sikh and TOS just gloss it out way more offensive than JJ Abrams did. I don’t know about you, TOS series did…

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Doctor Who: The Bog Warrior (Time Trips) by Cecelia Ahern

Doctor Who: The Bog Warrior (Time Trips) by Cecelia Ahern

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I have big expectation from this story and the author who a lot of my mates trying to get me to read her book. But I can’t help feeling disappointed by this story. Much like the rest of 10th Doctor stories, the Doctor went into a planet to observe but inexplicably got himself into trouble and then resolve the problems and happily ever after. The problem is, the story lack the essence of Russell…

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Bercerita Tentang Pengunaan, Penguasaan Bahasa dan Pembacaan

Bercerita Tentang Pengunaan, Penguasaan Bahasa dan Pembacaan

“Bahasa jiwa bangsa.”

Tak lekang slogan tiga perkataan ini dari minda yang sentiasa dikaitkan dengan penggunaan Bahasa Melayu dan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, institusi negara yang kehadiran diri agak malap pada masa kini. Bahasa Melayu yang dinilai sebagai penentuan identiti diri sebagai rakyat Malaysia dan kita harus memartabatkan bahasa bangsa kita serta mempertahankan jati diri negara kita…

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Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

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Stolen Songbird is a fantasy YA novel about Cécile who life long pursuit is to become a singer who wanted to be like her mother who left her and her family to pursuit her dream. However, she was kidnapped and taken to a secret underground kingdom in which its inhabitants were cursed to live under a mountain and was forced into a marriage after a prophecy hinted that she and the prince would be…

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Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind (Clockwork Heart #2) by Dru Pagliassotti

Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind (Clockwork Heart #2) by Dru Pagliassotti

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This book is the continuation of Clockwork Heart which was published on 2008. Despite having a six year gap between the prequel and this sequel, I didn’t notice any timeline discrepancies between the books and Clockwork Lies is enjoyable as a stand alone Steampunk Fantasy novel. Since I didn’t exactly wait six years for this book to happen as I only found the series from a book sale recently, I…

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A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

18004314ScreenHunter_69 May. 11 03.17It’s not a world without princes, this book is more aptly named “The School for Misandrist and Misogynist”. While I’m not certain whether I am reading the same book as everyone does since I’m still undecided about the entire series and most seem to love it but this book really did embellish what I hate about the last book.

I realize that it was the rigid world structure that strangled my general…

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