Things I Heard in A Bookstore : “Diorang baca novel je ni”

Things I Heard in A Bookstore : “Diorang baca novel je ni”


I want The Song of Roland… where is Kate’s daddy…

One of my unfortunate habit is that I frequent in several local bookstore too much that its a second home for me. I could even keep track on recent reshelving and restocking at certain book section of Bookxcess, Kinokuniya and Popular. But while it was common to book people to haunt these places, people are generally quite while browsing and in…

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UnRepresented #1 : Lost in KL (Yeah, seriously!)

UnRepresented #1 : Lost in KL (Yeah, seriously!)

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Self-Reminder : When in doubt… turn right

I found that a vast amount of local people who work in Pasar Seni area didn’t really know the existence of a street called Jalan Pangong. The last time I was there was last year during Ramadhan when we got ourselves lost again from Masjid Jamek station. They’re just around the corner but point is, I still haven’t mastered this part of KL  as much as I…

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Broadchurch by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall

Broadchurch by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall

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Broadchurch is a novelization of the British crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman about a murder in a picturesque  seaside town of Broadchurch. I am a fan of the show which is why I choose to read the book while waiting for the second season of Broadchurch and the American adaptation ‘Gracepoint’. The entire novel basically summarize the entire first season of Broadchurch which…

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Part of the First Chapter of August WIP

Part of the First Chapter of August WIP

A disclaimer : Here is a partial of the first chapter of my current WIP (in which I haven’t had the slightest idea what to name it yet) and it utilize both first POV and third POV. This is the fourth incarnation or something and I kept rewriting it over and over again. It was just a peek of the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Okay, I’m kidding. I’m out of romantic bone to write PNR so this…

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A to Z Bookish Survey!

A to Z Bookish Survey!

I’m neglecting this blog. Again! Although I do have a lot of drafts for this blog especially the weekly short story but I can’t find myself clicking the elusive blue “publish” button. For a good reason too! I’m story crafting!

I couldn’t finish the July NaNoWriMo (have you tried writing in fasting month along with the week-long monthly miserable female hormonal situation) and so I had to push…

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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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