Catch Of The Day – RM5 Fiesta 2016

I can’t sit still when I knew that the Popular RM5 Fiesta has made a comeback in September. I could never in the world miss this event!

My sci-fi pile has grown ever since I delved into that genre, I was hyperventilating (almost) when I found Pathfinder series — HARDCOVER!! — alas they only have book 2 and 3, so I have to buy book 1 separately to complete the collection.

Picked up scattered Hitchhiker’s guide too — hoping one day I could complete the collection.

Oh and I terribly regretted not buying the whole series of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments in the MPH sale few months ago… thus I just grabbed the only book that’s there 😥 Secretly hoping again to complete yet another collection.

Here’s my treasure loot *grinning from ear to ear* ❤

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Fiction Pile

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Sci-Fi Pile

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Non Fiction Pile

If only I have more time to write…

If you’re not a full-time writer, or if your day is so full of other tasks that you have little time to write, consider these alternative questions: if you could step into a machine that gave you more time, how would you structure your day? What would you write with this extra time?

Let’s say I was granted extra time to write everyday.

Let’s say 2 hours.

1 hour will be used to gather ideas by:

  • Going through the list of books I’ve read but haven’t reviewed
  • Daily prompts for writing inspiration
  • Checking out comments on my blog for inspiration
  • Checking out what other bloggers write, read & comment to spark ideas
  • Enroll in Bloggin U. courses like this one I’m taking now
  • Bookish events I did recently

And of course the next hour to write away! 🙂

And then I can write everyday!

But then by the end of 2 hours I will find that time is never enough!

True story… T_T

Book Review: Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutteridge

Genre : Young Adult, Paranormal
Price : RM9.90
Rating : 4/5 stars

When Jess is knocked off her bike in a traffic accident, she finds herself at the gates of heaven before her destined death date.

Given one last chance to say goodbye, she heads back to earth to visit friends and family in invisible form. But many secrets are revealed, and one shocking discovery presents Jess with the biggest choice she’ll ever have to make.

Jess’ story was told in a teenage light yet the theme that permeated the story wasn’t at all that light. At 14 years of age, she had to face her own incoming death, and while she was granted a chance to revisit her closed ones she could only do so without them knowing.

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Unopened Letter

A letter from the past washed ashore,
Bottled up feelings hidden for years,
Trapped in the isolated island of emotions,
He penned the last of his sane notions.

Her shawl flew above soaring winds,
Clambering to catch the chance that slipped,
Waiting for the love that never returned,
Inside her heart only sadness burned.

A glint buried in sands caught her eye,
Unraveled the message that finally arrived,
Relief of his news answered her broken heart,
Gripped with loss again she is forever scarred.

Book Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Travel, Romance
Format : eBook
Rating : 5/5 stars

All the pleasant views that passed me by, had left me hungry with American burgers sigh.

I know I don’t make sense but this is what I felt after reading this book. A light and enjoyable read!

Amy was suppose to stick to the travel plan that her mom planned out for her to get their car from California to Connecticut — west coast to east coast — now that’s a long journey! And since it wasn’t long after grieving for her dad’s loss in a car accident, Amy wasn’t ready to get behind the wheel.

That’s where Roger came in — as an old family friend according to mom — but Amy don’t remember him and he was no more than a stranger to her. Roger needs to make that trip too and he will be driving with Amy across country.

I was so excited to start this book and surely it didn’t disappoint. That’s an adventure of a lifetime!! A road trip across the wide continent!! Wow and I felt like I have traveled America with them.

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Gift of Education

How true is that?

Sometimes it isn’t about how far you are from your goal but it’s how far you’ve come from.

You’ve studied, learned a topic and found out you’ve known so little; still it is better than studying nothing at all.

No glittering plaque from famous universities; no impressive career titles from Forbes 100 companies in possession.

But don’t despair, don’t give up, that doesn’t define who you are.

We can be the master in the knowledge that we seek. Just keep the fire of passion burning. The hunger for seeking answers alive.

And one day you will realize you’ve amassed a body of ocean.

That’s the gift of education.

 

 

 

 

 

The Space to Write

I wish I could say I write in an alfresco cafe at the side of a cobblestone walk, perched along the higher side of a sloping street, enclosed by buildings of 16th century in a modern Europe.

Hahahaha no…  that would be my dream place to write.

But in reality I sit cross-legged in front of a small coffee table and type away…


Dear readers, if you’re reading this or has been reading my posts/reviews and if you have any ideas/sparks/suggestions on what to write for an upcoming post, do drop them here.

Thank you for helping me out in this part of my Blogging U. writing assignment 😉

P/S: Jessica if you’re reading this, do know that you are wonderful by giving me lots of ideas and topics to write 😀