Books – July 2010

Audrey Niffenegger – Her Fearful Symmetry
Victoria Forester – The Girl Who Could Fly
Mechner, Sina, Pham, Puvilland – Prince of Persia

Mary Ann Winkowski & Maureen Foley – The Book of Illumination
Marion Zimmer Bradley – Ghostlight
Mia Thermopolis with Meg Cabot – Ransom My Heart
Belle de Jour – Guide to Men

Book purchase have been a little more indulgent this month. I bought half of it early on in the month, and the other half a few days ago.

Off the top of my head, I’m gonna recommend ‘Ransom My Heart’, especially if you’re a fan of the Princess Diaries series or a fan of bodice rippers in general. I’ve not read such a fun (and slightly cliché) period romance in a long time. When I say “fan of Princess Diaries”, I mean those of you who are actually of a legal age.

Speaking of being of a legal age, Belle de Jour’s ‘Guide To Men’ was quite an entertain, laugh-out-loud read as well. Relationship advice from a former call girl? Well, she gets to meet a lot of men.

The book that made a great impact on me was month wasn’t something I bought, although I may change that when a nice edition comes along – Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. Admittedly, I didn’t want to run out and buy it when it peaked in popularity. A colleague lent it to me last week, and I couldn’t put it down.

Liz Gilbert have never been alone, moving in and out of relationships her entire life. After hitting her break point, she makes a pilgrimage to discover herself by way of pleasure in Italy, spirituality in India and balance in Bali. I know that the spirituality part will turn some people off. If it’s not your cup of tea, it’s not your cup of tea. Heck, it isn’t usually my cup of tea either, but we’re all looking for something to validate our own existence and find balance in life. I’m big on balance. I’m a Libra.

Currently reading ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’, which is finally out in mass paperback!

Author: Georgette Tan

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

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