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izah.ahmad

izah.ahmad

Joined September 2016

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Birthday Girl | Haruki Murakami
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No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves.

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The Light and the Dark | Mikhail Shishkin
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Because shopping is too basic for this lady #currentread

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Definitely not a light beach read 😅

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Pickpick

Got to say after reading Men Without Women; I am utterly dissatisfied and disappointed with his perception towards women.

But still, I always find an excuse to not ditching Murakami, and surely this book is one of the reasons for me not to do so.

My 6th Murakami, and still counting in.

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

#alltimefavorite

tpixie ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Too accurate...

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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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Trying to ease the brain with this one #holidaymode

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The Masnavi, Book One | Jalal al-Din Rumi
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Current read ☺️

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Picking up someone at this really late hours surely won't be a problem when you have book and coffee

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”The noblest way for man to die is when he dies for man”

#currentread

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Starting my March with short yet insightful work of Adichie 🤗

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Happiness begins when you get a book, for FREE! ☺️

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My feline is so not impressed with her master weeping and hugging her too tight right after finishing off this book.

Anyway, this book is so well written from both prespectives, the human (Saturo) and cat (Nana). I couldn't help myself to laugh and weep while reading this.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from muahhh

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Mehso-so

Somehow it feels like Coelho is screaming " Follow your heart. Go and live your dreams girlll" in my ears.

My previous "young and carefree" side of me surely appreciated this, but surely as we all know, our views in life will change accordingly to experiences that we had along the way.

Of course we would want to follow our desires, but another question to self, do they serve the best interest not only to self, but others as well?

VanChocStrawberry YES!! Your question at the end is the most important one in life, I think...and it‘s totally absent from this book. 2y
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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My morning fix of the week 😘

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This is a daunting, yet moving memoir of Schlomo Venezia, who once was a Sonderkommando at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Things that Venezia described and the haunting illustrations by his fellow friend David Olero throughout the dark period really creeps the hell out of me.

This book is not only a memoir, but it is a history of human wickedness; in which like any other daunting histories itself; they meant to be learnt, not repeated.

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More books to be read during weekends

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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This is the time when you start to question self what kind of books that you read during 6th grader (because bruh this book is considered quite dense for 6th grader in my country).

Btw, my first book of 2017 and surely, it starts well 😂

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“By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration—and our unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.”

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MalaysianBiblioholic A noble thought but very hard to do and sadly, rarely practiced 2y
izah.ahmad @MalaysianBiblioholic sadly true, especially when we tend to judge people based on our very own perception rather than seeing a bigger picture of it 2y
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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Ending my year with a small company, good book and peaceful scenery.

Happy new year ahead, Litsy-ians 😘

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And hopefully in time to finish off Amor Towles as book number 75 😂

merelybookish Nice work!! 👏👏 2y
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Letters to a Young Muslim | Omar Saif Ghobash
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Letters to A Young Muslim to me is not an ordinary set of letters. In fact, it is a set of love letters written by a father to his sons on how to face complexities of the world without losing their faiths in between.

It is kinda strange when you begin your year with Rushdie and ends it with a peaceful work of Ghobash.

BTW, the 71-st book of 2017, and I am taking a time off (hopefully!)

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Mary Poppins | P. L. Travers
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Mary Poppins and Bert to bring up the joyous spirit of Christmas

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Mehso-so

Am having a hard time to consume this grim book!

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Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,
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If Murakami's books are not enough for you..😂

cathysaid How cool! 2y
LauraJ Love this playlist 2y
Louise Is this from Murakami's website? How did you find it? 2y
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izah.ahmad @Louise I was told by a fellow Harukis though, someone did the work of listing out the songs that he mentioned 😂 2y
Louise Wow! That is quite an undertaking! 👌 2y
hanson.stephenj Cool! Subscribing to this one! 2y
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I bet most of us dream about this one! 😂

Btw, Sarah Anderson truly makes me giggle with her wits 😂

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Taking a break with this one

Sace What a lovely spot for reading. 2y
izah.ahmad @RestlessFickleBookSlut it is! A hidden gem indeed 2y
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My first Celeste Ng and oh my am loving it.

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A friend of mine constantly praised this book, how it changed the way she sees things in life.I have read Milk and Honey before and honestly, I am not a fan.

Well, am regretting every single minute, every single line that I read. Still bleak, unartistic and to called it as poetry is truly overstatement.

A friend told me
"You should give it another try"
and I did..

Sadly,
I still dont get it
and to be honest
I never will...
- the clueless soul

LauraJ I‘m with you. 2y
izah.ahmad @LauraJ am trying very hard to see her points but I couldn't 😂 2y
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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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Reading this while drinking a huge cup of coffee 😝

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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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Perfect lunch

Libby1 Beautiful photo. ⭐️ 2y
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"If you want to see what the nation is all about, you have to ride the rails. Look outside as you speed through, and you'll find the true face of America.

It was a joke then, from the start. There was only darkness outside the windows of her journeys, and only ever would be darkness."

-- This is definitely a hard read for me

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Origin | Dan Brown
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“And history has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance, even in places where it seems utterly incomprehensible.” 
― Dan Brown, Origin

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Missed my boat due to this, but still I don‘t mind waiting for the next one. This book is so good!

Libby1 I really enjoyed it, too! 😃 2y
izah.ahmad @Libby1 same here! Got to love the rascal side of the elders 😂 2y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Oh hello there #currentread

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."

It's kind of interesting on how feelings play a huge role in social "stability and advancement".

If 1984 by George Orwell is driven by extreme fear, this book by Aldous Huxly is purely driven by uncontrollable desire.

Both project the extremism of humans, which we all know how it will end.

Btw, book number 50 is finally ✅

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Oh hello lunch 🤗

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One Day | David Nicholls
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The perks of living in Malaysia? Public holidays, people! Yup, I think we have probably at least 10 paid public holidays.

Well, time to spend holidays with books and coffees 🤗

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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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What the hell just happened? Martin and Tarantino were in town this week!!!

There you go, the pictures of these legends, sipping away while me probably just walked by ☹️

LauraBeth Wow!! 2y
izah.ahmad @LauraBeth IKR, everyone in town were full in regrets, we totally missing out the chances ask the man about the next book 😂 2y
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" I think young people like you should travel more, don't waste time and money on books."

Well, said a guy who travelled all the way to Bangkok just to get himself some bloody shirts.

I never felt so insulted in my life until this person ridiculed my passion of reading. Luckily, when he gave me the so called "life advices", I was in a mood of not giving a fuck at all ?

BTW, my first solo trip is finally ✅

LauraJ Good for you! 2y
batsy Some people can travel all over the world and not learn a thing, apparently. First solo trip... Very cool! Enjoy! 2y
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Who will give a f*ck about delayed flight if you have a book in hand?

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My TBR is officially, two times crazier! But still love my paperbacks #backupbooks #nopaperbacknoproblem

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The only option when you don't have the physical book in hand ☹️

batsy This sounds like an interesting read! 2y
izah.ahmad @batsy the story of this lovebirds definitely interesting though, you can feel their pains when you read their letters to each other (edited) 2y
batsy @izah.ahmad Such a sad story. I read a little bit about their lives in this book 2y
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So far I've read 3 Murakami's, but this one by far is so close to my heart.

A soul becomes bitter when they can't make peace with their past. There were things that weren't meant to be, and no matter how hard to let them go, you must do so, especially when it slowly become nothing else but a poison to yourself.

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Lunch with this 🤗

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Love, love this book! Murakami awed me every single time 🤗

TheAquariusBookworm I can't decide which book of Murakami to read after Norwegian Wood! Would you recommend to go for this one? 😊 2y
izah.ahmad @TheAquariusBookworm you can go for this one, the storyline is quite close with Norwegian Woods, and I think it is a bit shorter as well. My second book of his is The Elephant Vanishes, quite complex though 😂 2y
TheAquariusBookworm @izah.ahmad If it's similar to Norwegian Wood in some way I'm sure I'll enjoy it, adding it to my tbr now! Murakami is so exceptional! 💙 2y
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izah.ahmad @TheAquariusBookworm Murakami never fails to surreal me with his works. Got to say I probably take times to start with another books whenever I finished reading his 😂 2y
TheAquariusBookworm @izah.ahmad I can imagine, I kind of feel the same way now! After reading him it's hard to go back to a 'normal' book! 😅 2y
izah.ahmad @TheAquariusBookworm am definitely having a hard time reading Sapiens now, well that's Murakami effect i guess 😅 (edited) 2y
Kammbia1 I just read this book last week. My first novel of 2018 and my fifth Murakami book. You can read my review: http://marion-hill.com/book-review-123-south-of-the-border-west-of-the-sun-by-ha... 2y
izah.ahmad @Kammbia1 nice start of the year! Murakami is a great writer; I have read 3 books of his, maybe you can start with as well 2y
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My third Murakami #currentread

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While waiting for the boat to come (yes, a boat) 😂

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Gangsta Granny | David Walliams
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This book seriously caught me off guards. It filled up laughters and surprisingly, tears too. Benny truly reminded me of myself sometimes, for being impatient and impolite young brat; and as Grandma, I somehow saw my own mother in her.

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Gangsta Granny | David Walliams
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One of the things that make me flip the book is a majestic thing like this. I couldn't help myself to not take picture of this cotton tree.

100 years and man there she is, still standing tall and strong 😍