Books – Sept & Oct 2008

Erin Hunter – Warriors: The Lost Warrior
Erin Hunter – Warriors: Warrior’s Refuge
Erin Hunter – Warriors: Warrior’s Return
Charlie Price – Dead Connection
Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife
Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl
Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman, Cathy Briggs – Cathy’s Book

It’s only the first week of October and I don’t expect this to be the full book haul of the month, but my September haul was puny. Maybe cause I spent most my money on make-up and clothes-making things. But I’m expecting more birthday discounts from all the book shops I’m a member of.

The strikethroughs are the ones I’ve read. One have been reviewed; the rest are in queue except for the one I haven’t crossed off and The Time Traveler’s Wife, which I did months ago.

I’ve read the kiddy version of Anne Frank’s Diary yonks ago. It’s one of those books that left an impression. This one is the 60th Anniversary Edition and it includes entries and passages omitted in earlier editions due to various reasons. Oh boy oh boy. Can’t wait to get started on this version and see how it reads as an adult with a more comprehensive edition.

I noticed a surge of YA books about the Nazi occupation. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Book Thief were my recent reads. Both are very good, but I stopped myself from buying another one I found on Sunday. I forgot the title. There is such thing as too much on a topic. I draw the line here.

Remember Not Without My Daughter and an endless spawn of books in the theme of I-am-a-woman-oppressed-in-Saudi-Arabia? Remember Wild Swans, Chinese Cinderella and the endless spawn of I-am-an-unwanted-daughter-of-Communist-China? How about the spawn of Da Vinci Code wannabes riding the coattails of Dan Brown’s success? And all those vampire books after Twilight became all the rage??

So what are you reading?

Author: Georgette Tan

writer . poet . introvert . NSFW hand letterer . equatorial eclectic

7 Comments on “Books – Sept & Oct 2008

  1. My September’s reads are Stumbling on Happiness (Dan Gilbert) and My Stroke of Insight (Jill Bolte Taylor). More towards medical, yet there are just beautifully written. Give me much thoughts. The Time Traveller’s wife is a good read.

  2. “most my money on make-up”, very damaging on the pocket huh? I know I am. Placed my second order with the brushes, waiting for it to come somewhere this month.

  3. I am currently struggling to finish up The stand by stephen King. I am undoubtedly having a slow processing capacity to read those words, but it is getting more and more interesting by the minute. Keep you updated on it.

    some book reader in malacca

  4. yan: I loved The Time Traveler’s Wife when a friend lent it to me. So I had to get my own copy. I hope the movie does it justice!

    Irene: Oh tell me about it! I must restrain myself and work with my two brushes and smattering of make up! Did you see the mineral foundation by Revlon and Loreal yet? Revlon’s coverage is very thick and Loreal doesn’t seem to have my shade. EM’s semi-matte is working fine for me now but I’m toying with the idea of ordering samples for their new darker shades.

    sully86: I could never get through Stephen King! But don’t sweat it if you can’t really get through some books. There’s plenty of other books and not enough time to read them all. XD

  5. Reading, eh? Postwar by Tony Judt, a virtuoso examination of post- ww2 economic, political, and social events in Europe. ‘Cycling and Society,’ edited by Horton/Rosen/Cox – a collection of ‘academic’ interpretations of bicycles and society, and ‘Unacknowledged Legislation’ by Christopher Hitchens.

    Hey, Reader in Malacca, you’ll love The Stand. My favourite Steven King book.

  6. Revlon and Loreal, I read that they are not pure mineral and many people complained of getting break outs after using them. They are too big in size and quite expensive too. Quickly place your order this month, you might get a bigger jar but still same amount of powder ;p

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