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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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A Film Meme

Mel at Melody Reading Corner tagged me for this fun meme.

* Name a film that you have seen more than 10 times. My Left Eye Sees Ghost starring Sammie Cheng is an absolute favorite. I could watch this movie over and over again without fail.

* Name a film that you’ve seen multiple times in the cinema. None. If I love the movie, I just go ahead and get a DVD copy of it.

* Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a film.
Just one? um.. Michael Rosenbaum.

* Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a film. Abdul Rahim Razali

* Name a film that you can and do quote from. My Name is Khan
Rizwan (Shah Rukh Khan): Will make you glow like a newly Wed Bride
Customer: I'm divorced
Rizwan: Oh *looks through out the beauty products* We have nothing for newly divorced.

* Name a film musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs. Don't have any Kuch Kuch Hota Hai perhaps but they keep annually, so I tend to know it by heart.

* Name a film that you would recommend everyone to see. My Name is Khan. This actually moved me because it's the first 911 related movie that doesn't involve any 911 Clique products outthere. Plus is regarding somebody living with a Asperger Syndrome.
* Ever walked out of a film? No, Since I am one of those I give it a chance person.

* Name a film that made you cry in the cinema. None. haha.

* How often do you go to the cinema (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)? Um.. I barely go to a cinema nowadays, cause we don't have any. I always ended up borrowing it from friends or just wait for it to show up in my movie package

* What’s the last film you saw in the cinema? Alice in Wonderland.

* What’s your favourite/preferred genre of film?
Horror preferably.

* What’s the first film you remember seeing in the cinema? Opps I don't really remember.

* What film do you wish you had never seen? Histeria -_-" Malaysian Movie.

* What is the scariest film you’ve seen? Don't remember any atm, but I know one thing, that it is the product of Indonesia.

* If you could be any character portrayed in a movie, who would it be? Ohhh so many choices!

* Last film you bought. Death Note 1 & 2

* Last film you watched. My Name in Khan

* Five films that mean a lot to you.
~ My Left Eye Sees Ghosts. Love is complicated but a journey.
~ Pontianak Sundal Harum Malam 1 & 2 - Just because.
~ Mohabbatein ~ Love never dies. :P
~ The Lovely Bones ~ My favorite book adaptation
~ The Pursuit of Happiness ~ Personal reasons
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Teaser Tuesday

♣ Grab your current read
♣ Open to a random page
♣ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
♣ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Delia's Crossing (The Delia Series)

As we walked away from the school, I clung to mi abuela Anabela's hand like someone afraid she might drown if she let go. It did feel as if we had been tossed into a sea of sorrow. She had stopped crying, but she was chanting, "Oh, Dios mio, oh Dios mio," with every step she took.

~Delia's Crossing; VC Andrews

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Monday, March 29, 2010

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Musing Monday: Multitasking?

This week, Rebecca asks:

Do you – or are you even able – to do other things while you read? Do you knit, hold a conversation, keep an eye on the TV? Anything?

As must as having a gift to multitask, I seem to fail this when reading is involve as one of the tasks. If I can concentrate on my reading I always ended up having to reread my book. Even watching TV while reading is hard. I would love to be able to multitask when I read but it is kind of impossible for me, cause I always ended up dropping the book and do the other stuff instead.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Teaser Tuesday

♣ Grab your current read
♣ Open to a random page
♣ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
♣ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

I think Mom's starting to regret taking me to get my hair cut the other day. The ladies at Bombshells introduced me to soap operas, and now I'm totally hooked.

~; Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid); Jeff Kinney
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Monday, March 22, 2010

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MailBox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Skulduggery Pleasant 4 Dark Days (Tpb Om 

Skulduggery Pleasant 4 Dark Days
Derek Landry
"Valkyrie turned to the portal. The wind whipped her hair. She ran, straight into the yellow..."

Skulduggery Pleasant is gone, sucked into a parallel dimension. There is no official, Sanctuary-approved plan to save him.

But Valkyrie's never had much time for plans.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

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review: Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It

by; Susan Beth Pfeffer
It's almost the end of Miranda's sophomore year in high school, and her journal reflects the busy life of a typical teenager: conversations with friends, fights with mom, and fervent hopes for a driver's license. When Miranda first begins hearing the reports of a meteor on a collision course with the moon, it hardly seems worth a mention in her diary. But after the meteor hits, pushing the moon off its axis and causing worldwide earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, all the things Miranda used to take for granted begin to disappear. Food and gas shortages, along with extreme weather changes, come to her small Pennsylvania town; and Miranda's voice is by turns petulant, angry, and finally resigned, as her family is forced to make tough choices while they consider their increasingly limited options. Yet even as suspicious neighbors stockpile food in anticipation of a looming winter without heat or electricity, Miranda knows that that her future is still hers to decide even if life as she knew it is over.

Veteran author Susan Beth Pfeffer, who penned the young adult classic The Year Without Michael over twenty years ago, makes a stunning comeback with this haunting book that documents one adolescent's journey from self-absorbed child to selfless young woman. Teen readers won't soon forget this intimate story of survival and its subtle message about the treasuring the things that matter most—-family, friendship, and hope.--Jennifer Hubert --

young adult | teens | post-apocalyptic | sci-fic { genre
13+ { rating
May 1, 2008 { date released
Graphia (360 Pages) { edition
borrowed { acquisition { purchase @

Why exactly I picked out this book?
The big, humongous moon, on the cover kinda entice me. Then, the book description pulls me in and I thought, "Hey, why not." Post-apocalyptic.. ohh yeaahhhh

My Thoughts ♠♠♠♠ This is the "Book of the Month" for The bookclub I have joined a few years back, and the difference this time, is I actually pick up and read this one due to the attraction of a "post-apocalyptic" genre I enjoy so much. This is a story of a family, who has to endure a life change as a comet crashed onto the moon, which, in horror, brought it closer to Earth. This is Miranda's diary of her day to day account, along with her family. Her hardship with them, her frustrations, the changes she, her family and the rest of the people she knew have to endure. The plots, scenes and the characters within this book is so absorbing, I ended up drowning in deep enough, that when I look up, I actually thought, "Oh good, Electricity back on for today." and I spent a while to get oriented back into the real world.

Personal Note: The only reason why I stayed with this book for 2 weeks was because I was (still) sick, hence I keep stopping *alot*

Librarian Muse
Yes, I would love to have this one in my library. It would interest any sort of students, who loves science-fiction. I would certainly recommend it to be a "Readers Set" for Year 9 (Secondary 3) up
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Series (In Progress)

Dallas (J. D Robb)
18. Portrait In Death

Donovans (Elizabeth Lowell)
2. Jade Island

Empire (Jean Lorrah)
3. Captives of the Savage Empire

Mage Wars (Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dixon)
3. The Silver Gryphon

Miss Marple (Christie, Agatha)
3. The Moving Finger

Poirot (Christie, Agatha)
2. Murder On The Links
3. Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
4. Big Four
5. The Mystery Of The Blue Train
25. After The Funeral

Roderick Alleyn (Ngaio Marsh)
3. The Nursing Home Murder
17. Spinsters In Jeopardy Aka The Bride Of Death
20. Singing In The Shrouds
27. Tied Up In Tinsel

Star Trek (The Original Series)
» Devil World

The Circle Opens (Tamora Pierce)
1. Magic Steps
2. Street Magic
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Friday, March 19, 2010

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Friday Finds

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week (and add to your TBR lists)? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

Gosh! This week is full with excellent new discoveries for me while looking through other people's reading blog!!

My Finds:

The Light (Morpheus Road)Title: The Light (Morpheus Road); D.J MacHale
Publisher: Aladdin (April 20, 2010)
Pages: 352
Genre: Teens, Mystery, Horror

#1 NYT bestselling author D.J. MacHale's Morpheus Road trilogy brings readers down an ethereal pathway between the worlds of the living and dead.

The Lonely Hearts ClubTitle: The Lonely Hearts Club; Elizabeth Eulberg
Publisher: Point (December 29, 2009)
Pages: 320
Genre: Teens

After a devastating betrayal by the boy she thought she was destined to be with forever, Penny Lane Bloom (who fortunately inherited her parents’ love of the Beatles to go with her name) swears off guys and quietly starts the Lonely Hearts Club. To her surprise, many of her girlfriends are also sick of high-school guys and want to join—even Diane, Penny’s former best friend and one-half of the school’s power couple until a recent, amicable breakup. The club grows and becomes an influential social force as members meet every Saturday night, go to dances together, and support one another in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. But conflict arises when the school administration fears the group is getting too powerful and “making the boys feel bad,” and Penny finds herself torn between her no-boy pledge and the courteous advances of one of the nicest guys she knows—who happens to be Diane’s ex-boyfriend. This first novel will be a draw for readers looking for an upbeat take on friendship, empowerment, and finding romance without losing yourself. Grades 7-10. --Heather Booth

NumbersTitle: Numbers; Rachel Ward
Publisher: The Chicken House (February 1, 2010)
Pages: 336
Genre: Teens, Young Adult

Fifteen-year-old Jem Marsh has always had an unwelcome gift: when she looks into a person’s eyes, she sees the date of their death. A foster-home child since her drug-addicted mother’s overdose, Jem’s knowledge and experience isolate her from her peers. She surprises herself by building a relationship with another misfit, the tall, geeky Spider. Their interracial romance (Jem is white, Spider is black) leads to a day trip to London, which ends disastrously when Jem realizes that all the tourists at the London Eye Ferris wheel have the same death date: that day. Ward’s first novel is a fast-paced thriller with deep philosophical roots and tremendous empathy for those who don’t fit the mold, not to mention a jaw-dropping ending that stands alone beautifully while whetting readers’ appetites for the sequel. Clear, straightforward prose is the perfect voice for prickly Jem, and Ward’s complex, intriguing characterizations challenge the reader to look beyond appearances. The British setting and tone will intrigue, not deter, U.S. readers. A fascinating premise, creatively explored. Grades 8-12. --Debbie Carton

The Autobiography of an ExecutionTitle: The Autobiography of an Execution; David R. Dow
Publisher: Twelve (February 3, 2010)
Pages: 228
Genre: NonFiction

In an argument against capital punishment, Dow's capable memoir partially gathers its steam from the emotional toll on all parties involved, especially the overworked legal aid lawyers and their desperate clients. The author, the litigation director of the Texas Defender Service and a professor at the University of Houston Law Center, respects the notion of attorney-client privilege in this handful of real-life legal outcomes, some of them quite tragic, while acknowledging executions are not about the attorneys, but about the victims of murder and sometimes their killers. While trying to maintain a proper balance in his marriage to Katya, a fellow attorney and ballroom dancer, he spells out the maze of legal mumbo-jumbo to get his clients stays or released from confinement in the cases of a hapless Vietnam vet who shot a child, another man who beat his pregnant wife to death and another who killed his wife and children. In the end, Dow's book is a sobering, gripping and candid look into the death penalty. (Feb.)

Anastasia's SecretTitle: Anastasia's Secret; Susanne Dunlap
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (March 2, 2010)
Pages: 352
Genre: Teens, Historical Fiction

"Will I never see you again either?" I asked, feeling as though I was about to jump off a high mountain peak and hope to land without hurting myself. That's how impossible everything seemed at that moment, no matter what I did.
"Perhaps we will meet again," Sasha said, softening his voice. "But you must see that it does not matter. You have so much ahead of you. It's your choice now. Choose the future! Choose life!"
For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death?
Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life?and love story?of Russia's last princess.

Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins)Title: Original Sin (Seven Deadly Sins); Allison Brennan
Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 26, 2010)
Pages: 464
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira and Rafe are humanity’s last chance to snatch salvation from the howling jaws of damnation.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1 (The Inheritance Trilogy)Title: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Book 1 (The Inheritance Trilogy); N.K. Jemisin
Publisher: Orbit (February 25, 2010)
Pages: 432
Genre: Fantasy, Epic

Yeine Darr, mourning the murder of her mother, is summoned to the magnificent and beautiful city of Sky by the king, her grandfather. He names her his heir but has already assigned that role to both his niece and his nephew, so what he’s now done is set up a competitive and thorny three-way power struggle. Yeine, looking more like her Darre father than her Arameri mother, may be a baroness in the Arameri world, but in the matriarchal North she is a chieftain of her people. She is also terrified and fascinated by the gods who roam Sky, including the nocturnally monstrous Nahadoth and the childlike Sieh. In just a few days, Yeine discovers that every action has consequences when she inadvertently sets up Darre to be attacked and realizes that her role in the succession to the throne may be that of a human sacrifice. This complex tale of politics, assassination, racism, and gods too intimately involved in the lives of humans is a challenging read and a notable authorial debut. --Diana Tixier Herald

The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1)Title: The Centurion's Wife (Acts of Faith, Book 1); Davis Bunn, Janette Oke
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 384
Genre: Historical

Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor. This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion's Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Teaser Tuesday

Yup Still Reading the same book here...

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

"We all eat when we need to," Mom said. "Don't let what we do stop you, Jonny."

"No," Jon said. "If you're all just eating one meal a day, then that's what I should do, too."

We all said, "No!" Jonny looked absolutely horrified and ran out of the room.
I remember a few months ago how angry I was that we weren't eating as much as Jonny, how unfair that seemed. But now I feel like Mom was right. It is a possibility only one of us is going to make it. We have fuel and we have water, but who knows how long our food will last.

~; Life As We Knew It; By Susan Beth Pfeffer
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Monday, March 15, 2010

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New Releases Features: 15/3/2010

The Line Incarceron (Incarceron, Book 1) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, Book 1) Born To Be Wild (The Others) The Dead and the Gone (The Last Survivors, Book 2) Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8) Bleeding Violet Hex Hall Book One
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