Friday, October 31, 2014

A Sad Tale of A Young Bookworm

Let me tell you a true story. 
It happened exactly 20 years ago when I was in the 4th grade. I was 10 at that time and a bookworm already. There was a new library at my school and it was like a wonderland for me when I saw the shelves were being filled with tons of new colorful and whimsical books. The library got my attention and I knew that day that I had to borrow one of them.

I asked around, to my teachers and to my friends on how to borrow the books. My friends shrugged, my teacher shook her head, no one gave me clear answers. Since the library is quite new, there was no official librarian yet (and never was, at least that condition lasted until I finished my elementary school) so I couldn't really blame my friends nor class teacher.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to Suck at Writing Reviews

If you are also a book blogger, chances are you post significant amount of reviews. I bet every blogger has his/her own unique method of writing it. I myself rate books based on whether they are enjoyable or not. More serious bloggers may pay attention on more intelligent stuffs like world building, characters personalities, etc. That's the beauty of reviews, they are unique! Still, sometimes you will face a so so (a.k.a nice) review roaming around the blogosphere. Since friendly reviews are so mainstream, maybe you'd like to write a lame one? Here are my tips: 

Flood it with those funky gif images

Ha, I like gif images, they are so overdone nowadays they're good! It's a great idea to fill each every paragraph of your reviews with them. Those gifs are expressive, yes, they can help with expressing your emotion into your reviews and they are distracting. Sure you want to distract your readers, the funky pics are cool, who cares if your contents are being read or not.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Top 5 Non Ghostly Books That Haunt Me

Hello everyone! Great to see you again. It's been a while since I posted a review. I was so busy last week with stuffs at work. It left me tired and all I want is to rest. So, let's talk about something bookish, a list maybe? Here's I've written about books that are not easy to forget and still haunts my mind (for years). Here they are :

Saturday, October 25, 2014

How to Feel Good In The Morning

I am a morning person. There's something about it that calms me, be it the fresher air, the warm sunlight or the chirping of the birds. I wake up around 4.30 a.m. everyday and being an early riser really helps with my busy schedule. To feel good in the morning is important, especially when you're heading to your work place. You don't want your co-workers or boss notice you have a bad day already. Not cool! Here are my rituals, which I find easy to do, feel free to share yours too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Being Married to A Non Reader : A Tribute to My Dearest Husband

Yesterday was my husband's birthday, so I want to dedicate this post for him. He's the man who can stand being married to me for the six years now. Can you imagine that? He's my best friend, my comedian and my shoulder to cry on. My husband is also a wonderful father of our two girls, that now are growing happily. Let me introduce you to the love of my life :

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review : The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Title : The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author : Washington Irving
Publication date : 1820, click here to download the book

Since it's almost Halloween, I thought it would be cool to read some scary stories. I don't really read horror anyway, not because I am such a chicken, but it's rare that I feel connected enough with a ghost story. Maybe I should blame the covers since it's one of those things that make me pick a book. Horror covers are usually scary or ghostly, and a ghost rarely look cute nor whimsical, so yeah...

I have this intention to read more classic. I was so ignorant about them in the past because I couldn't relate with ancient writing style. They tend to be a bit too poetic for me, and bear too much unnecessary details. Then again, taste were so much different back then, I could as well tolerate it.