Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Teaser - 29/6/2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:  
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The teaser.
"That's why they always put two blank pages at the back of the atlas. They're for new countries." -p178, The BFG by Roald Dahl-

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lucky Monday - 28/6/2010

Which contest will it be for my Lucky Monday this week? There are sooooo many out there. I have trouble picking! (How can anybody say no to free books anyway? =p)

After few hops on book blogs, I found The Bookshelf Sophiscate : 200 Followers Contest.
She has already reached 200 Followers but simply want to giveaway more books to fellow bookaholics around. Cool, huh? Contest is open internationally. Awesome!

Books she is giving away are:
1. Other by Karen Kincy
2. Forget You by Jennifer Echols
3. You Wish by Mandy Hubbard

For more details, click here. Contest ends 1st August 2010. Which one I'd love to have on my bookshelf? Gotta number 2 or 3!!!! =)
Link to my previous Lucky Monday post.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What is Chic-Lit?

Chic-Lit has always been my favourite since I tried Sophie Kinsella's Can You Keep A Secret?. It is very light and enjoyable. Most of the time, this genre appeals to female but there is no doubt it could enjoyable but both genders. Ain't nothing wrong. Still books and different people enjoys different genres.

This year, I've expanded the genres I read to mainly self-help, psyhology and few others.

To those who would like more information about Chic-Lit, this link provides quite comprehensive definition for it; http://www.novelicious.com/what-is-chick-lit.html

Roald Dahl Bookathon : James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James and The Giant Peach
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

Forced to live with his wicked aunts, James Henry Trotter was made a slave. He had to work all day long and wasn't allowed to play with any other kids. One miraculous day, he bumped into a an old man who gave him some magic beans. Unfortunately he tripped and the beans fell onto the ground and went deep into the soil of the ground.

It all started when a peach grew gigantic. His aunts were very excited about it and money was also collected. Day by day, the peach grew bigger and heavier. So heavy that the tree can't hold it anymore. A little snap on the branch, the giant fruit was released from the tree. That marks the beginning of the adventures in the book.

AWARD : The Versatile Blogger (2)

Wheee! Thank you Gramma Ann for this award! Happy Sunday to all!


The rules are: (Adapted from CMash Loves To Read)
So I guess what I need to do now is share seven five things about myself and pass this on to 15 5 blogs I have recently discovered. Need to cut down to 5 as I've done 15 the last time I received this award. No worries. Will book blog hop morreeeee next weekend! (Can't do much this weekend as I'm working!"Thanks",Mr.Work!)

Anyway, here it goes.

5 Things About Myself

1. Loves book blog hopping apart from book shopping.
2. On the mission to read 100 books this year despite being tied up with work.
3. As long as I have a book with me, I know I have a company with me. ;)
4. Reading in bed/on a couch when it rains outside is the best feeling ever.
5. Despite wanting to expand the genres I read, I still love Chic-Lits very much; light, easy and fun.

5 other bloggers I'd like to share this award with.
1. The Bibliophile's Lounge
2. Ulat Buku in the City
3. The Sweet Bookshelf
4. So Many Books, So Little Time
5. Confessions of A Bookaholic

Pass it on bookworms! ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Blogger Hop : 25/6/2010 - 28/6/2010

Finally Friday! I've been waiting to hop!

If you are quite as new as I am, click here to find out more about Book Blogger Hop; created by Crazy For Books. Sign and start hopping! In brief, all you have to do is connect to another Book Blogger. This is simply an awesome idea to get to know other bookworms in the blogosphere!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Booking Through Thursday - 24/6/2010

"Do you read book reviews? Do you let them change your mind about reading/not reading a particular book?"

My answer:
Yes. Being a bookaholic, I am usually tempted to buy whatever looks like in the bookstore. To hold myself back, I normally jot down the title and its author.

When the book lingers in my mind, I will checkout its reviews; normally from more than 5 readers. If it is good, I'll give it a shot. Else, I'll drop it from me list. ;)

Roald Dahl Bookathon : The Twits by Roald Dahl

The Twits
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

If Esio Trot is sweet, The Twits is the opposite. I find it wicked and disgusting. (Yes, the characters are disgusting.) Mr. and Mrs. Twits can't stop playing mean tricks on each other. They will always play pranks on each other just to get even.

As intriguing as it sounds, this story is about 2 smelly people who get married and torture each other every single day. The same went on and on and on until one day, their pet monkey took turn to play pranks on them.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MPH Members' Sale

Pardon the picture quality. (I seriously need a better cam!) Couldn't find the advertisement elsewhere.
The following are the details.

Start Date : 1st July 2010
End Date : 4th July 2010

Info :
Members enjoy 20% discount on all books and 10% discount on stationary, CDs, cards and gifts.
Selected items at 30% and 50% discount.
Look out for the "Gotta Have It!" sticker to enjoy 30% and 50% discount. :)

http://www.mphonline.com/ / http://www.mphclick.com/

Roald Dahl Bookathon : Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Esio Trot
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

Esio Trot. Who would have thought of such title. This books is simple and sweet.
Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbour Mrs Silver, who loves her tortoise very much.

Being a man, he would do anything to win Mrs Silver's heart. They both live in the same apartment.
He lives on top of her unit. Everyday he will find a reason to be at the balcony just to get the chance to talk to her. Since she is so eager to see her pet grows bigger, Mr. Hoppy came up with the idea just how it can "grow" bigger. After putting his creative mind at work, he gets what he wants.

An absolute good read for all ages. I first read this many years back and will always remember the title; Esio Trot. =)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Times Bookstore Sale

Stumbled upon this one when I was out shooping with one of my bestfriends.

Start Date : 4th June 2010
End Date : 30th June 2010
Where : Times Bookstore

Info is quite late but then again, better late than never right? ;) It is still June when weekend comes. =)

Teaser Tuesdays - 22/6/2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's my first teaser. =)
"I screaming holding little Abdul, hospital bag with Pampers 'n his stuff, 'n a shopping bag from Woolworth's with my stuff in it. I don't even think, my feets just take me back to Harlem Hospital." - p74, Precious by Sapphire -
If you're seeing spelling and grammatical error, the book is written that way. It is from the point of view of an illiterate teenage girl.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lucky Monday - 21/6/2010

Monday could be a little bit blue.
I'm now at home..which is supposed to be a good thing but it is not quite good when you're not feeling very well. How come I only get to stay at home when I'm sick? =(

Anyhow, let me boost up my week by entering a bookaway contest.
Books Love Me is giving away 2 books;
  1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and
  2. The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason
For more details, click here.

Don't mind having both but I'd love to have the 2nd one so good luck to myself!

Named it Lucky Monday with a hope to put luck in Monday(and the rest of the working days) and the participation. =) From now on, I'll hunt for book giveaways on Monday. It will be an awesome way to start a week. Don't you think? ;)

How Lucky Monday works?
Easy-peaszy. I will look for book giveaways and take part in one every Monday. If time permits, no harm to take part in more! Better chances then. ;)

2010 Reading Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge

Stumbled upon this challenge while I was browsing through some other book blogs.
Decided to take up the challenge eventhough it is almost July. I've been reading so....let'z see how it goes!
Interested? Sign up at J-Kaye's. Let me know if you're already in and wants to be linked from my post. ;)

100 or more books read in 2010.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Feels good to have this space revamped!
One thing off my bucket list! *Phew!*

Last view before it was revamped.
Means quite a lot to me as I started of with it a lil over a year ago.

I've been trying to get some time to sit down and select a new template but failed. I've been browsing for the right template too but no luck. *Yeah, I can be very fussy. Won't settle for second best until the best is proven unreachable.* Anyhow, here it is. New look! 3 columns like how I've always wanted. Added more widgets and of coz links (refer to the left pane; Other Bookaholicz!)

Side note:
It feels like I just moved to a new house. The widgets are like furnitures and they are super duper awesome because they are FREE! Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! =)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

AWARD : The Versatile Blogger

Firstly, let me thank Books Love Me for my blog's very first award. :) It is a pleasant surprise on a boring Tuesday. Thank you again.

The rules:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (In no particular order...)
4. Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

7 Things About Myself
1. Have >50 books in the to-be-read pile but can't resist buying more. *sweat*
2. Love the smell of books and know that each book has different smell.
3. Apart from reading, I love singing just as much.
4. Music and books heal my soul. If I had alot of money, I won't only buy all the books in the world but I'll buy the best sound system and spend some money to pamper myself. ^___^
5. I have trouble reading history books. I love Anne Frank's diary but there are times I skipped reading few lines of war-story she updates in it.
6. I use almost anything(thin and flat) as my bookmark; clothes label,postcard, envelopes and etc.
7. Wished I had taken library management back in uni and wish to travel to all the countries where the marvellous bookstores/libraries are.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Roald Dahl Bookathon : The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

The Greggs family is into hunting and they hunt ducks often. Their neighbour's girl is very unhappy about this. She tried to stop them as she is friends with Philip and William Gregg but they wouldn't listen. The anger in her grew until a point where she used her magic finger to turn the Greggs into ducks.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 2010 Books Sale

Feels like ages since I last broadcasted any sales. The last book sale I went to was the one held in Bangsar Shopping Center last month. Not too bad at all. Anyhow, to those who can't get enough of books like I do, sales help!

Feel like munching on more books, maybe the following might help. ;) *Let me know if it is good and burnt a hole in your pocket.* List is sorted by end date; the one which lasts the longest is at the bottom.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Books from my childhood days

Saw this post on Books Love Me! and I simply know I have to have one on mine too! Thanks Josette for the wonderful post!

I started reading when I was four. Late? I don't know but I don't think so but some days I wonder if I would have read more if I started at 3.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Roald Dahl Bookathon : Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl
Puffin Books

Mr. Fox triggered the anger of the 3 farmers; Boogis, Bunce and Beans when he stole their goods.
This put his entire family in danger. The farmers grew more and more furious each day wanting to catch him.
The farmers started guarding his hole. He could no longer go out and hunt for food. Apparently, the fox family is not the only family affected. Some of the other families affected are of the rabbits and moles. They were unhappy and obviously hungry.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Greedy Bookaholic on the loose AGAIN

Let me share you something about the hunger to read.
If you are feeling greedy when it comes to reading, you may starting reading all unlike other items in the world such as eating, buying clothes and et cetera. More often than not, when I finished reading a book, I will have trouble deciding which book to read next.

Having more than 40 new books to be read SERIOUSLY doesn't help. LOL!

The following is a sample of what happens when I get too greedy despite knowing I can barely read 5 chapter per week.(Thank you to Mr.Work).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Roald Dahl Complete Collection

Part of my wish list this year is to have the complete set of Roald Dahl's. I got lucky; Puffin Books came out with "Roald Dahl Complete Collection - 15 Books in a Box Set". Simply awesome and of course irrisistable. I've bought 2 books before this came out but anyhow, I bought it! Thanks to my friends who has sponsored a little; told 'em I'll take it as an early birthday present. ;) I got even luckier that when I stepped into Kinokuniya, only one set left. There must be a gazillion other people eyeing on it!
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