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Who Is The Reader?

When She Reads Profile Lisa, somebody from Brunei on a island in the middle of South East Asia, is an avid reader of perhaps 50-75 books per year, though these days since I have had started working and life has been intruding alot, the dear number has been decreasing slowly over the years. I am also a secondary school librarian who is an avid reading culture advocate and motivator for my patrons. With all the busy schedule, I do still manage to get some reading done. The bad part of it is, there are more books out there than there's time to read them! (Oh no!) I am also a writer, a reviewer, a web designer and a watcher all roll in one.

As for my reading background, I've come from a family who encourage as much reading to their children as they could as they are readers themselves. My first book was a dictionary (seriously). I had it colored in as proof and actually excelled as a dicspeller throughout my schooling life. I remember getting to visit the bookstore when I was a kid as a treat, and I got to choose two books to buy. This number significantly increasing throughout the years. My aunt, who happened to be a teacher and a reading  remedial teacher, actually have these lot of books available when I got back from school which I can actually read! (cause my grandparents took care of me when my parents were at work.)  My English teachers when I was still studying, encourage (still do) the reading factor in my life too. Not forgetting to mention, of the big fat Cambridge dictionary we had to buy while back in school (my English teacher was very particular in which dictionary we had to buy back then) and had to bring every single day, so we can use it whenever we could. Thanks Teacher, I actually still use that dictionary in a daily basis. Now I’m making sure the students I meet must learn to use the dictionaries available at hand.

I actually have reading logs everywhere, notebooks, MS Excel, websites, blogs... in some box, under my bed, exercise books, etc... I just need to update it more frequently. It's a habit I have been keeping up since I was in my Secondary years. Keeping lists are one of my guilty pleasures so sometimes I get side tracked when I am suppose to read. So expect some list to appear here and there in this blog and the memes I have joined so I can actually keep this blog up, without procrastinating it.

Favorite genres includes: Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Retellings, Paranormal, Supernatural, Science Fiction, Literature, Classics, Young Adults, Children, Graphic Novels/Comics, Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction. Series are an extra! Biographies and memoirs has been my latest love.

Favorite authors includes: Aimee Carter. Alice Sebold, Arthur Golden, Christian Jacq, Darren Shan Enid Blyton, Gary Paulsen, Joan Holub, Jim Butcher, Paul Jennings, Rick Riordan, Stephen King, Suzanne Williams... don't let these lead you on, I have a lot of other authors who also weave words well enough, that I actually enjoy them.

Reading Habits: I always bring a book with me everywhere, but these days, I am extremely satisfied with my PRS-600 iPhone Samsung Tab 10.1, where I have about hundreds of books stored in ready to read anytime. Anywhere. I read while waiting in queue line, waiting for my food if I'm alone in public places, at the clinic waiting or hospital, etc. Sometimes a soothing instrumental as a back ground as I read, Bach preferably. I fearfully dog-eared my page but I tend to prevent it by using them post-its, receipts, phonecards, or real bookmarks. Though nowadays my bookmarks tends to be keepsakes.

I have my iPhone as my reading gadget as well nowadays. I ♥ ya iBook. I have Bluefire, Kindle, Stanza and ubook applications as my e-book reading apps as well. in I actually find it handy cause I am able to read my books everywhere I could with just *tapping* and swiping, not to mention I seem to read more now since my ebooks are everywhere with me, even for a quick 5 seconds read. (Not kidding)

Other Than Reading: Creative writing, music, tv series, movies, blogging, graphic designing, bbq-ing, e-shopping, book selling, reading motivator.

Other Interests: Gadgets, USB pendrives, bookmarks, phonecards, postcards, music, TV series, movies.  

Favorite Shows: 30 Rock. A Gifted Man. Accidental on Purpose. Aku Bukan Cinderella. Alcatraz. Ally McBeal. Angel. Antara Cinta & Dusta. Are You There Chelsea? Autumn in my Heart. Avatar: The Legend of Aang. Awake. Bawang Putih Bawang Merah. Being Human. Being Human US. Ben 10. Better With You. Bob’s Burgers. Bicara Aur Dengan Tebing ♥. Body of Proof. Bones. Breaking In. Breakout Kings. Broadwalk Empire. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Burn Notice. Californication. Camelot. Campus. Caprica. Castle. Charmed. Cinta Kirana. Chuck. Community. Cougar Town. Covert Affairs. Criminal Minds. CSI: Las Vegas. CSI: Miami. CSI: New York. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Demons. Desperate Housewives. Dexter. Dia Anakku. Doctor Who. Drew Carey Show. Eastwick. Endgame. Episodes. Eureka. Firefly. Flashforward. Fringe. Game of Thrones. Ghetto Justice 怒火街頭. Ghost Whisperer. Glee. Grey’s Anatomy. Grounded for Life. Happy Endings. Harry’s Law. Hart of Dixie. Hellcats. Heroes. Hot in Cleveland. House MD. How I met your Mother. Human Target. Hustle. In the Middle. In Plain Sight. Justified. Knight Rider. Kyle XY. Last man Standing. Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Less than Perfect. Leverage. Lie to Me. Liontin. Lost. Lost Girl. Mad Love. Malcolm in the Middle. Marimar. Melissa & Joey. Merlin. Modern Family. Monk. Monroe. Moonlight. Muslimah. My Sister of Eternal Flower 花花世界花家姐. NCIS. NCIS: LA. Nikita. No Ordinary Family. Once Upon a Time. Painted Skin. Perfect Couples. Private Practice. Pretty Little Liars. Princess Hours. Psych. Pushing Daisies. The Queens of Diamonds and Hearts 東西宮略. Ratapan Anak Tiri. Revenge. Rita Rocks. Royal Pains. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Sanctuary. Save by the Bell. Scrubs. Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Shameless. Shit My dad Says. Sisters of Pearl 掌上明珠. Skins. Smallville. Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Supernatural. Stargate Atlantis. Stargate SG-1. Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospitals. Supernatural. Taken. Tasbih Cinta. Teen Wolf. Terra Nova. The Big Bang Theory. The Big C. The Blacklist. The Borgias. The Chicago Code. The Client List. The Crazy Ones. The Dresden Files. The Event. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. The Good Wife. The Journey to West 西遊記. The Killing. The Lost Room. The Mentalist. The Middle. The Musketeers. The Nanny. The Neighbors. The Nine Lives of Chloe King. The Originals. The Ringer. The Secret Circle. The Simpsons. The Tomorrow People. The Tudors. The Vampire Diaries. Torchwood. Traffic Light. Treme. Trophy Wife. True Blood. Twin Peaks. Two and a Half Men. United States of Tara. Vanished. What about Brian? Whose line is it? Without a Trace. V. Workaholics. Yes, Sir. Sorry! Sir 點解阿sir喺阿sir.

Top Ten Books
- Childhood Favorites
I'd Quickly Save If My House Was Going To Be Abducted By Aliens (or any other natural get the drift. )
“Older” Books Lisa Doesn’t Want People to Forget About
- Series I Haven’t Finished (2012)

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