3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge – Day 2

Here comes Day 2! Thank you Takeshi’s Flight who nominated me for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share three quotes for three days in a row, one on each day.
  3. Nominate three bloggers on each day.

My Quote for Day 2

I hope this is considered a quote because I have taken this from the most hauntingly beautiful novel I’ve read about a Polish town post WWII.

I can read this quote over and over again imagining the picturesque summer in the woods.

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My Nominees for Day 2

  1. XINGSINGS
  2. Hantu Buku : Reviews
  3. Warisha Reads

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul — Love Stories by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Peter Vegso

Where I Bought : Popular BookFest 2014

Price: RM12

Rating : 5/5 stars

I had a box of tissue next to me the whole time I read this book!

Love and romantic stories are my cup of tea and this book is just perfect.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Love Stories: Stories of First Dates, Soul Mates, and Everlasting Love has a beautiful collection of stories from real people who’ve found their meaning of true love in life.

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge – Day 1

Wow this is my 1st challenge accepted, thank you Takeshi’s Flight who nominated me for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share three quotes for three days in a row, one on each day.
  3. Nominate three bloggers on each day.

My Quote for Day 1

I’m a little romantic today ❤

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My Nominees for Day 1

  1. Romance Novels for the Beach
  2. Storyshucker
  3. The Book Jotter

Book Review: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Where I Bought : Popular Bookfest 2013

Price : RM15

Rating : 5/5 stars

This is why I am into Children’s Literature, perhaps I didn’t grow out of my childhood books or perhaps these books are jewels to treasure.

Moon Over Manifest is Clare’s debut children novel and winner of the Newberry Medal in 2011. A literary award presented to author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The book begins in 1936 Manifest Town, Kansas with interludes of stories circa 1910s but they are all important parts of Clare’s distinguished style of weaving different background settings into one strongly coherent story.

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Book Review: Inside Apple – How America’s Most Admired — and Secretive — Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky

Where I Bought : Popular BookFest 2014

Price : RM12

Rating : 5/5 stars

Apple employees know something big is afoot when the carpenters appear in their office building. New walls are quickly erected. Doors are added and new security protocols put into place. Windows that once were transparent are now frosted. Other rooms have no windows at all. These are called lockdown rooms: No information goes in or out without a reason.

As an employee, the hubbub is disconcerting. You quite likely have no idea what is going on, and it’s not like you’re going to ask. If it hasn’t been disclosed to you, then it’s literally none of your business. What’s more, your badge, which got you into particular areas before the new construction, no longer works there. All you can surmise is that a new, highly secretive project is under way, and you are not in the know. End of story.

An excerpt from this book that fascinates and caught my attention.

The author aptly described Apple’s secrecy and with much research reveals the inner workings of one of the most successful companies in our time.

Every chapter is a wonderful insight into Steve Job’s perfectionist vision and how each department of the company work towards his perfection even down to staff who handles packaging. The packaging designer created, tested with hundreds of iPod box prototypes just to bring the perfect feel and moment when customers unpack and pick up their product for the first time.

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Book Review: The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

Where I Bought : Popular All RM5 Book Fiesta at Viva Expo Hall

Price: RM5

Rating : 4/5 stars

This book is a great guide for people who wants to explore blogging. I bought this book before I started xiaohuamaobiji and it serves as a useful reference to help me get my blog in the direction I want, setup and published.

As the book unfolds, it will bring you through the journey of blogging and answering questions that you may probably think a hundred times before taking the first step, like “Should I blog?” to “How should I start?” to “I’ve done it!” to “Then what?”

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Backlog Blogs

5 months since I’ve last started this blog and there are just so many topics that I want to blog about and they’ve been piling up.

Attributed to laziness and procrastination? 😛

Nevertheless I’ve mustered enough motivation & enthusiasm to get things going.

So let’s start with a whole lot of backlog blogging 😀