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Book Review || An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Hello beautiful people, 
I feel Happy.

I feel an immense amount of happiness.

'An Artist of the Floating World' is a beautiful novel about the aftermath of war, and the life of people before and after the war. This story revolves around Masuji Ono, a well-known painter, and his journey to come to terms with what he has done in his past.

The story takes the span of three years, however, Ono would always take us back to his past - Childhood, youth and adulthood. He paints us, the readers, an image of his life and we really get to see the world from his perspective and fully come to understand him and the decisions he has made.
"For indeed a man who aspires to rise above mediocre, to be something more than ordinary, surely deserves admiration, even if in the ends he fails and loses a fortune on account of his ambitions."

The story handles topics surrounding war, loyalty, regret, ambition and success with great care. Through out the book, we see Ono open up to how the you…

Book Review || Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye

Hello Beautiful people,
Recently I have read 'Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye', the first book in the Geronimo Stilton series, after I have received an ARC through Net-Galley. I had so much fun reading the book, more than I expected!

Title: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye Author:Geronimo Stilton (Elisabetta Dami)  Genre: Children, Adventure, Mystery Synopsis: Geronimo Stilton: respected journalist, family mouse … well-seasoned traveller? No thank you! But when Geronimo’s sister Thea finds a mysterious map of a secret treasure on a faraway island, Geronimo just can’t say no.

Before long, Geronimo and his family are on the high seas, getting into enormouse trouble!
Rating: (5/5) stars
Review: Reading this book made me realise how much I missed Geronimo Stilton. I used to enjoy watching the cartoon show and I didn't know the books are as fun as the show.

The plot revolves around Stilton and his adventure with his sister Thea, cousin Trap and nephew Benjamin. Thea comes across a map…

February Wrap Up

Hello Beautiful people, 
Today I am going to discuss the books I have read in the month of February. This past month I haven't read a lot, only two books. I gave one of the books five stars and the other one, well... I DNFed it. 
I try to avoid DNFing books as much as I can, but the writing didn't work for me at all. So far this year, I have DNFed two books, a fiction and a non-fiction book. This is new for me, as I barely DNF books and we are still in the third month of 2018. So who knows, I might give up on even more books as the year passes by. 
The book I have DNFed, is a novel I personally received from the author (e-book). It is not an ARC; it is a published book, so if it interests you, you can fetch it from Amazon. I won't share much of my thoughts, however, I will let you  know what the book is about. 

Title: A Flare of Hope
Author: Elodie Colt 
Synopsis: She represented his own personal hell, yet she was his only chance of salvation...

Haylie was evolutional perfection…


Hello Netizens,

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Cameron Highlands with my family, and spend a whole day away from the busy life of the city. I really enjoyed my short stay there, and I will miss the beautiful sceneries and cold weather of the highlands.

The places that I have got to visit are Boh's tea factory & Farm, a Strawberry farm, the forest and the butterfly garden. I got to hike a little (for the first time), making me quite interested to go hiking. We will see what happens about that.

I decided to make video, compiling all the places I have visited. It is a mini vlog of my trip to Cameron Highlands.

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Fast Reads VS Slow Reads

Hello Netizens, 
Recently, I have come to realise some books take me longer to read than others. I have usually brushed it off, by assuming some books took me longer to finish, because I am not purposely going after finishing them. However, I find myself disagreeing with myself.
Toward the end of the past year, I started reading again after sort of taking a break from reading. Now, I am reading more than how I used to, and because of that I have been exposing myself to all sort of books that bring with them different experiences. 
With that, I started seeing the clear difference between fast and slow reads (as I didn't necessarily believe it is a thing).
My experience with slow and fast reads feels a little too extreme with me. For instance, with fast reads, I could read a hundred pages without feeling like I have been reading that much at all (one-hundred pages in one setting is a lot of me). On the other hand, reading twenty pages of a slow read feels like I have read more tha…

Book Review || A Boy At The Edge of The World by David Kingston Yeh

Hello Netizens, 

Yesterday I finished reading a fun novel, and here is all about it!

Title:A Boy at the Edge of the World Author:  David Kingston Yeh Genre: Contemporary/Cultural(Canada)Synopsis: Meet the Garneau boys, triplets from small-town Ontario. Daniel the “eldest” is gay, and moves to Toronto with his best friend Karen to attend university. Eventually, he meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose grandfather was a book-burning Nazi. A Boy at the Edge of the World is a rollicking dramedy that explores the compulsive and (ultimately) universal human pursuit of intimacy, sex, and love.
Rating: (3/5) Stars Review:
This is such a fun read.
I enjoyed reading this book. Each time I was waiting for the bus or before going to bed, I would take my phone, open my e-reader and start reading 'A Boy At The Edge of The World'.
What I enjo…

Rant || The Circly By Dave Eggers

Hello Netizens, 
Recently I have read The Circle by Dave Eggers, and here are my thoughts and feelings.
First of all, I am a little disappointed.

I have multiple issues, which I came across while reading The Circle. These issues didn't stand out to me at the beginning of the book, however they began to appear when Mae attended her first conference at The Circle.

One of the main issues I have with this book is Mae, the main character of this story. She is gullible, she is quickly brainwashed and she is illogical. I know not all characters have to be "good" and I certainly know not all characters have to be "likeable"; however, I do expect something in return for the negative qualities a character has. I also would have preferred if the author actually made us side with her, by giving her some form of logic.

Now that we've mentioned logic. There is no logic in the story. Sometimes, I would find my self agreeing on some aspects of the Circle's vision or goal…