Double Review: Evil Eye + Cut and Run / audio book masterclass

I am currently discovering this whole new world of audio books and with the Audible membership that I started maintaining ever since end of last year, I’ve been finding awesome reads here and there. So here are quick reviews of two of the best audio books that I’ve had the pleasure of listening: ‘Evil Eye’ and ‘Cut and Run’.

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Photo Diary: Chillin’ at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore, the biggest new and second-hand bookshop in California, a must-visit place for bookworms when you are in LA. There are book tunnels, book frames, themed bookshelves and hidden side rooms – to name a few wonders. Bookish heaven, indeed!

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[READATHON] I am going on a Murakami bender!

I don’t usually read Murakami books in succession because I find it overwhelming most times. So for me to have this sudden urge, it’s quite unusual. I wanted to document it and see. It would be interesting, I think. Like an experiments of sorts – on myself.

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Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt // dark academia at its finest

he intrigue and suspense hanged heavy in the narrative, the atmosphere almost consistently ominous. There’s something about reading The Secret History that automatically transports you into Vermont, in it’s autumn glow, as if you as well is in on the group’s secret. If you are looking for a light read, this ain’t it.

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2019: My Year in Books

Last year, I challenged myself to read 40 books – and bless my schedule – I can’t believe I actually made it. I know it’s not that much compared to a lot of people in the book community – but as slow a reader as I am and how hectic my work schedule is, consistently finishing these yearly challenges has been one of my annual highlights.

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Blog Tour: The Sword of Kaigen (A Theonite War Story) by M.L. Wang [REVIEW]

You know that feeling when you’re completely sucked in and already so deeply invested that you don’t want the book to end? It may sound so cliché at this point, but this is literally what I felt reading this book – dreading the last chapter but still keeping at it because… what else can you do when you’ve already fallen head-over-heels in love?

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Review: Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

Reading Murakami has given me three impressions: emotional, vintage, and surreal. With a set of curious, and almost strange characters…. Murakami made, what I think, one of his most emotionally vulnerable creations.

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Review: Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons by Ashli St. Armant

Listening to this audiobook reminded me so much of those early children shows, especially with those “ding” moments when the protagonist figures something out. It made me appreciate more the efforts in producing these pieces and also made me realize that I need to listen to audiobooks more often.

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Photo Diary: Of crimson and gold (Yosemite, CA)

There’s a sort of magic in those moments within the woods. Everything seemed to glow bright. The golds of the sunlight reflected differently. And amidst the withered leaves and dried barks, it’s as if it the forest is more alive that it ever is.

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