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Joined September 2016

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Hi, I'm still alive!

Big Bad Wolf came back to Manila end of February so this has been my haul!

...But then Phantom of the Opera followed and took over my life until they closed last Saturday. I am weak it's my favorite musical of ALL time and I can't get enough (and I'm jealous of friends in Singapore and Malaysia now because they're next).

So safe to say, zero reading was done and I'm just hoping to get back to that.

Hope everyone is well!

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If you like lists but couldn't be bothered to look through ALL of them (like me), LIT HUB did the work of assembling a megalist that sums up all the book lists so you only have to look at one than bajillions. It counts how many times a book appears in the selections too (pretty interesting to see patterns) and super helpful all in all https://lithub.com/the-ultimate-best-books-of-2018-list/

Oh, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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Labyrinth of the Spirits | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Wait, the new Zafon is out?! SINCE WHEN?

I feel like book Twitter failed to inform me of this.

That's libro numero uno for 2019 (when it shrinks to an acceptable paperback size).

That cover though! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

whimsy It MAKES sense though, that the book just apparated in the bookstore out of nowhere. Very Zafon. 13mo
batsy The hardback is so stunning. 13mo
whimsy @batsy INNIT?? It's just too big x_x (Hey Happy New Year! :D) 13mo
batsy Happy New Year! 😁🥂 13mo
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Whadayaknow, I got to finish another before 2018 goes out into the sunset!

This book reminds me strongly of John Dies at the End, it's all very meta in that the very book is a plot device & the author shares the same name as the protagonist. I was intimidated of this book a long time because science isn't my strength but you don't have to be a time traveler to appreciate the story of a guy trying to escape death and fix his life and family ties.

whimsy And also indulges on the bit about books being time machines on their own. 13mo
whimsy Also I used one of the plastic book covers I got from Kinokuniya so it looks textbooky. 13mo
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Spectacularly failed reading this year, but there's still next year. In the meantime, this is what a teenage cousin is getting under the tree.

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With 4.3 on Goodreads and its sequel nominated on the site's yearend awards, I figured I'm in the minority here and it did occur to me that maybe I didn't read it right. But it draaagged on. Much as this is very heavy on female power (they are nun assassins for crying out loud) I didn't feel invested in any of them. The protag falls into the trap again of the young prodigy wunderkind. And I'm so tired of school settings, classes and bitchy girls.

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I went a little nuts.

I should have gotten the paperback size.

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Finally. It's miiiiiiiine. Thanks, Kino.

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Good evening from Tokyo! The nights are cold and best spent in a bookstore.

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Night Flights | Philip Reeve
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I've been trying to make up for my dismal reading the past few months by reading short books. :B

Not like I can say no to this! Mortal Engines is one of the best post-His Dark Materials series I've read and introduced one of my faves ever, aviatrix spy extraordinaire Anna Fang. Philip Reeve wrote stories about her recently (he fanboys the actress playing her in the upcoming movie directed by Peter Jackson a lot, it's so cute) and IT'S GOOD.

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Hardboiled and Hard Luck | Banana Yoshimoto
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I think this is one of those books you shouldn't rush in a day because it's less about the who-what-when and more to do about reflection. About coming to terms with loss, with past ghosts and moving on. It's a book that holds significance in the simplicity of its words and brevity. A book you give away to a friend than something you read in the phone, the better to smell the pages and meditate upon the texts, if that makes sense.

Emilymdxn Banana yoshimoto is one of my fave writers of all time! 1y
batsy This sounds great! I love what I've read of her work, too. 1y
whimsy @Emilymdxn Any recommendations? :D I've read Amrita from her, but I like this one better. I want to try Moshi Moshi next. 1y
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whimsy @batsy I take this as a compliment from someone who does some the best reviews around here. ❤️ 1y
batsy You're way too kind, thank you 💜 1y
Emilymdxn @whimsy kitchen and moshi moshi are my faves! Goodbye Tsugumi is good too 1y
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Hardboiled and Hard Luck | Banana Yoshimoto
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It's funny when a book sneaks up to you sometimes.

Especially as I've been putting this off all year.

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Diamond Head | Cecily Wong
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Mehso-so

If you're looking for the tried and tested Asian family saga with strong matriarchs, sweeping history and heart-rendering drama...this one is not.

That should be fine but, I don't know what it tried to prove either? The red string symbolism was slapped around the narrative. I think the book set out to be ambitious, the usage of multiple 1st persons didn't work in that it fragmented the story and the characters were half-baked, uncompelling.

whimsy But glad to finish another book after like, 2 months x_x. I think one last Asian Am book and I'm moving on to another theme. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Try Kiana Davenport, I love her books! 14mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Sorry, don‘t know how to put them next to each other 14mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 More Hawai‘ian and Hapa Haole than Asian, from what I recall, but still excellent reads. So many cultures are interwoven in Hawai‘i. (edited) 14mo
whimsy @JanuarieTimewalker13 hey thanks! I'll check it out :D 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘re welcome🤙🏽 13mo
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From the annual bookfair. Is it just me or are new books really pricey nowadays? I used to get around 4 books at their prices. I thought it was the bookstore's way of increasing commission so when the discount is deducted we end up paying for the actual price knowing that people would only buy books during a sale, making the discount superfluous (if that makes sense). But these are Amazon prices (after 20% off) so Idk if that's competitive.

whimsy So I have a question, how do you guys decide that a new book is priced fairly enough to convince you to get it? Do you have a site you used to compare? Do you have tips? I'm starting to look at BookDepository more often but idk yet if the prices there are okay despite the 0 shipping. I'm an overseas (outside US) customer and rely on book importation so would love to know more tricks. 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Panned the book, Loooooved the movie

1) Fleshed out portrayals and relationships
2) 🇸🇬! ❤️❤️❤️
3) Refined characters played by passionate actors
4) More: Original scenes that worked (🀄!)
5) Less: Convoluted scenes

I've seen it with my mom and the movie was a special opportunity to bond and cackle. I'm definitely glad I read the book first to see the story's journey from page to screen and how a material can be improved and edited further.

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This is a quote that gives me comfort: "Sometimes, just when everything's gone, you find a way. Like after a prairie fire...It seems like the end of the world...But after the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that too, you know. They start over. They find a way."

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This is the smaller book I wish I've gotten. So light.

I just looooooove Celeste, full stop. By now she's one of my favorite authors, she spins a good yarn and I'll read any book she writes.

whimsy Little Fires did not kill me as her first book did, but still was a story I was engrossed with. Reminds me strongly of Pleasantville (no coincidencemaybe that Reese Witherspoon is set to make a series out of this.) How Ng writes family dynamics, relationships and backstories is amazing that I forgive the events that seem way too far-fetched. She's just an amazing and authentic storyteller. 1y
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Book, I am into you so far. But I wish you were much lighter (imagine how annoyed I was when I saw a smaller publication a month ago).

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Jade City | Fonda Lee
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How fortuitous. The books I got from last week's sale are both World Fantasy Award nominees this year!

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Keiko Furukura is the best at what she does. She is a MARKETING MAVEN and apparently no one, not even her managers, NOTICE THIS. THEY just think she's weird for not having a love life and sticking on a job SHE IS VERY GOOD AT and thinks she should get laid. Doesn't matter if he's a stinking hobo. Her sister weeps that she's hopeless and Keiko has to take cues from literally anyone, even people mudslinging her, on how to Act Normal.

whimsy I hope Keiko makes millions running the next Lawson or Family Mart chain after the book. She's a genius, likely undiagnosed on the spectrum, but a genius nevertheless. And just needs to be left alone ok. I think the book also sends a strong message that Being Normal is not just boring, it can be very harmful. You do you. Don't let anyone dictate you what makes you happy and run your life for you. I hope I get Keiko's lightning bolt epiphany 1 day. 2y
Pruzy Tell me about it! How was she not upper management by this point? I assume it has something to so with cultural/class norms and who can be in management in Japanese society, but I know very little about the culture other than there are many social etiquette rules... 1y
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Beggars in Spain | Nancy Kress
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Mehso-so

This took ages to finish, no thanks to...smelly pages.

I bought it from the bargain bin ages ago so the pages have yellowed. It's a 2004 edition so it's been around for a while.

I just found out that this was originally a novella and that explains why it feels like, a stretch. I loved the beginning which showed the narrative's potential but it keeps extending and extending until it never seems to end (there are 2 more books that I'm giving up).

whimsy It's a 90s scifi book set in a future (our own present) where genetical modification is commonplace. And for the first time, they removed sleep. The book posits that the sleepless reach their maximum human potential and are happier and more productive as a result. The sleepless are seen as wunderkinds until it was discovered that they never age and will likely live forever. So they're freaks now. Intriguing concept! But lacked...humanity somehow. 2y
whimsy It reads like a long newspaper feature at times, with multiple parts that just dragged. I was already bored at the end until multigenerational characters converged and there was a message of hope (which all goes to shit in the next books so I'm just not bothering anymore.) 2y
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The last time I bought a comic book was 20 years ago when I used to follow the X-Men comics with a kind of obsession. I couldn't afford them back then so dad was buying me the comics and our weekend trips always included a stop at the comic store. I miss those days. I got tired eventually, I moved to other hobbies. I still update myself once in a while, because there are characters I'm still invested in. A spoiler had me rushing back.

whimsy Back when I bought these books, the new releases don't get here right away, there's usually a week or so delay and so I just check weekly to ask. I don't usually call because I have phone shyness, and back then it was hard to ask a stranger if they had the latest issue on this thing you are obsessed about, in fears of being judged. When 2y
whimsy Safe to say, buying a comic then and now has a staggering difference. New releases are out same time as the US and people can reserve them a week before. That they have updated FB and websites is just so astounding to me??? So the issue I was hunting (with the cover I want because apparently there are 5 different covers now for these things) was sold out when I got there. My sister very luckily found a copy afterwards. 2y
whimsy ACTUAL SPOILERS: MY CHILDHOOD COUPLE ARE MARRIED. I WAITED FOURTEEN YEARS. THAT I LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY AT ALL. It's still in its spoilerproof bag. ^^ 2y
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Last Night in Montreal | Emily St. John Mandel
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Mehso-so

Looking it up on wiki, I see it's Mandel's debut novel so it's understandable why it's not reached the finesse of Station Eleven and it feels cluttered. It's a bit of a tiring read and I feel the revelation was not...revelatory? BUT I'm not wholly unenticed, because it is a book of road trips and traveling and a woman who always leaves and those were interesting enough to see through the end. This one showed Mandel's promise as a storyteller.

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Chizuru Akatani is the daughter of a legendary Japanese musician, but it does nothing for her. Her dad is distant, her mom is dead. And she's a hafu, half-Japanese, half-American. She's violently bullied in school, and next thing we know, someone dies.

That is just the first few chapters.

I'm a sucker for premises like this. This didn't disappoint, I thought it could have used more finesse instead of drawing out some scenes like fish entrails.

whimsy Nevertheless a very original work, I give Luce that. And she's definitely done her research. 2y
whimsy I can't help but imagine how the book would end if say a Japanese author pens it, I imagine the tone would be different. Lot darker? 2y
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A Separate Peace | John Knowles
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This is the only pic I got of the book because the quote struck me as a very 2018 sentiment.

I picked this because I wanted to read one of the 'classics'. I was bored x_x So many boys. But written with such a sensitivity of what is going on their adolescent schoolboy heads before the end of innocence due to the inevitable war & death. I've read the edition with Levithan's afterword about a homosexual subtext that I totally missed BUT plausible.

Cinfhen Just started this and I immediately thought Gene & Finny have some underlining sexual tension between them 2y
whimsy @Cinfhen Right? Knowles has denied it but it would explain a lot, especially Gene's ambivalence towards Finny. 2y
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Elaine did that! I love it (reposted from @apasionflores on Instagram).

batsy Oh my gosh! I can't wait to read this. Have you read it? 2y
whimsy @batsy Not yet! But it's def on the list! (Shame, I missed her booksigning in a couple of hours, the heat was killing us. 😥) 2y
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Then we have a pop-up library where we can drop books and pick up new ones. No new acquisition from me but I put down A Separate Peace by John Knowles, We are Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Mood Indigo by Boris Vian and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne Valente. Could have sold these but couldn't be bothered to. The library doubles as a seating space.

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Happy Dia del Libro! Where I am, Book Day is celebrated with book fairs, concerts, storytelling, booksigning and...football (it is sponsored by Instituto Cervantes).

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1. On top of my head, the Wicked + Divine graphic novels
2. I've stopped playing favorites in a long while, I'm more inclined to list songs, as will be revealed in #4.
3. Lea Salonga's February 2017 concert. It's the latest and therefore the greatest.
4. Adam Levine's "Lost Stars" and I'm a sucker for Bruno Mars' "Finesse" this late. Any Paramore song circa-2000. Daft Punk's "One More Time".

Loved this one. Thanks @Joscho! #ManicMonday

batsy I've been wanting to read The Wicked + Divine! 2y
whimsy @batsy It's an acid trip but a great one. Half of the time leaves one going What is Actually Going On, but certainly a lot of fun too. I recommend! 2y
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A God in Every Stone | Kamila Shamsie
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What moves one to pick a Shamsie book? Masochism. Pure and simple.

I kid, it's because of her flourishing narratives that masterfully travels generations, even centuries. Because her characters are compelling. Because you gotta know what happens. Because like it or not, you kind of hope she rewrites history to a happy ending which of course, she does not.

But certainly read it for Viv, Qayyum, Najeeb and certainly for Diwa.

whimsy The stickers on the cover are unfortunate but I got this as a second-hand so the adhesion might have dried on the cover and I'm afraid of damaging it further. 2y
whimsy I want to talk about that circlet. So the fabled artifact was eventually found in the 20th century but it was lost again due to the horrifying bazaar massacre. But to whom does the circlet belong to really? Recently read about the British Museum considering on loaning Ethiopian artifacts to, get this, an Ethiopian museum. By rights they should e 2y
whimsy *be returned (blah, Litsy please have an edit comment feature) to the land the treasures were looted from but there were people going, but the original owners are long dead! What's the point? Same as the circlet I suppose, does it really belong to a museum any more than it does to the tomb of a little girl who could have changed the world had it not extinguished her as she blazed in the fires of revolution? 2y
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1. Once in a while I like escaping to the countryside but the city will always call me back.
2. Not while working usually, but on roadtrips and passing Saturday afternoons, hell yes.
3. Because thrillers can be Literary Fiction too!
4. I have never understood the hate. By all means skip it. More for us!
5. None. Funnily I can't think of a guy I'd prefer...

Thanks @readherwriteher! #ThisOrThat

readherwriteher @whimsy I am so with you, there are few pleasures in life like the open road and great music (and epic sing-alongs). 2y
whimsy @readherwriteher yes! nothing quite like that freedom and the full blast of drums! 2y
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Bought this from the local Big Bad Wolf Sale expecting to read about real life stories and experiences...which there are, but in short snippets. What we have here instead are topics about hair, aging, marriage, writer feuds, writer issues, the cultural revolution, clothes and flowers, from the perspective of Chinese women. Which is fine, but I thought they were done on a very surface level. Regretably forgettable.

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Monstress: Stories | Lysley Tenorio
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This is a book that deserves to be discussed more.

Short story collections bog me, because they're not all good and you always have to build up that investment in every story. But this book is the exception. I've never read a collection where I want ALL stories to be novels. The Filipino immigrant experience is a uniting theme, because there's a story to be mined in displacement and dreams. Wonderfully complex and (hate this word) unputdownable.

whimsy Best read of 2018 so far and for those doing #ReadAroundtheWorld, I can't recommend this enough for July. 2y
whimsy "a has-been director & his reluctant leading lady travel from Manila to Hollywood for one last chance at stardom, unaware of what they truly stand to lose, a famous Filipino faith healer & his grandson conduct an illicit business in San Francisco, though each has his own plans. And after the Beatles reject an invitation by Imelda Marcos, an aging bachelor attempts to defend her honor by recruiting his nephews to attack the group at the airport" 2y
Megabooks Try this for another excellent Filipino one 2y
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RachelO This sounds great! Can I just add a #Philippines tag, as I probably won't get to it before July, and I know I'll be hunting for your post! 2y
whimsy @RachelO yes, of course! 😃 2y
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Squeeing about this book series again because:
1) Dat gorgeous edition!
2) They are starting to cast the tv series! (Dafne Keen from Logan as Lyra! And...Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby?!? Age concerns but LMM is amazing AND a huge HDM fan so...)
3) I've been sleeping all week after work and haven't done any new reading. About to change soon for sure.

batsy 😍 2y
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WELL THERE'S THIS AT LEAST. Bless you, Times. (They also had a 20% Fiction sale in February and my sister and I got to enjoy it on the last day).

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My heart screams yes but my wallet weeps no (it sells at an equivalent of 24 USD, 5 dollars more expensive than the HARDBOUND publication available back home.) I want this edition so badly though. Oh well, I still have a few days...

batsy Books in SEA are really expensive compared to the States. Without conversion and on a dollar to dollar basis I can't believe how cheap hardbacks (or books in general) are in the US! 2y
whimsy @batsy right?? we have to wait for bookstore sales. 2y
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SO FAR I have touched all the books I want to buy and then proceeded to cry because Singapore Dollars, you're so highhhhhh.

whimsy @sisilia as a counterpart to your post ;D 2y
sisilia Oooohh are you still here? 2y
whimsy @sisilia yes! On a train headed to orchard :D 2y
sisilia Have fun! 😊 Sorry I won‘t be able to meet you; weekdays are pretty much crazy. When you have time, try to visit Littered with Books.. it‘s a nice indie bookstore 2y
whimsy @sisilia I completely understand! Thank you for the recommendation. I will try to find a way there. Hello from the other side! :D 2y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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I wasn't very impressed of the hauls I've been sort of stalking via social media and wasn't expecting to get more than three. But am pleased to be surprised! I've been eyeing that China Mieville book since last year and I'm elated to get it 3x cheaper. I enjoyed Station Eleven so I'm hoping these other St John Mandels are promising. Burial Rites was a book rec, I trust Jo Walton's taste in books & the Chinese Women essay book sounds interesting.

whimsy @batsy I just scrolled back to your haul last December and ooooh we both got the same Mieville! :D My sister got A True Novel. 2y
batsy Great haul, and very restrained! 😁 2y
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BIG BAD WOLF!

batsy Oh ma gosh 🙌🏽 Hope you're having fun and still on your feet 😀 2y
whimsy @batsy HAHA we didn't take as long as I expexted, only stayed in the morning. But yes! It was fun to go around and see what they had in store (except when carts and baskets were causing traffic in the fiction section) and I'm impressed at how organized everything was! 2y
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Indeed, Stylist, well played.

I had a hard time going back to this book in between pauses, I always have to read back to figure out what's going on. Things obviously got more interesting when the twist was revealed but along with it a plethora of themes that I wasn't prepared to deal with. I still look at this book and go, "What are you, really??" Ultimately the ending fixes that which was nice and serene. It improved my thoughts of the book 50%.

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The Singapore Grip | James Gordon Farrell
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Will be back here in exactly one month! The last time I was in Singapore, I didn't get to buy any books because the paper backs were selling at our hardbound prices. That said, there were a couple of books I've seen there that never got here so. I think I'll allow myself one or two books. Maybe.

whimsy @sisilia Headed to your 'hood soon! ^^ Would love to say hello if you have the time (I fear it would be inconvenient for you as we only have weekdays free x_x). 2y
sisilia So exciting! On which dates will you be here? 2y
whimsy @sisilia we arrive February 27 in the afternoon, depart March 4 afternoon. :D 2y
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whimsy @batsy hi! Sorry to be super random and not book related :x I was wondering if I could ask you for some advice, we're thinking of going to Melaka from Singapore via Starmart Express night bus, but very wary of the reviews we're seeing, would you have any experience on this? 2y
batsy Hey! No worries at all and l wish l had useful advice but I'm sorry that l've not travelled this route via bus/coach. I have heard that Grassland and Aeroline are reliable as I know people who have used it and they had no major issues. (Small delays, though, seem inevitable, unfortunately.) Sad fact about bus companies that service M'sian routes: the more you pay, the safer it is 😕 2y
whimsy @batsy Thank you so much! This definitely validates the advice I'm reading. I'm considering scrapping the Melaka plan altogether as there is no other reliable night bus, might could go for Johor Bahru instead. :D 2y
batsy Yeah, Melaka is fun but if daytime travel is difficult due to time limits then it would not be worth it to get on a night bus if you're feeling wary about it. JB can be fun too, though I haven't been! 😳 But you're guaranteed good food, and old architecture in some parts of the city...and Legoland 😀 2y
whimsy @batsy HAHAHA if only I'm into Legos, but food sounds good! Melaka at daytime is risky because of the border part, that might just give us 4 or 5 hours to explore before traveling back again (for the same time D:) Thanks again! 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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*wrings hands* The thing is, I can't stand these people. I know because these were people I grew up with (as in school or extended families). I can't understand how they are so out of touch of the world. It was a bit of a challenge going into the book, but sometimes I recognize a character trait that's relatable (stinginess of the Chinese) and the ending actually had a potential story that would've been tons better if it was the main plot.

whimsy That said, really no regrets reading this and it actually made me curious enough to look up the movie adaptation (and spoilers for the next two books). How I'd love it better if the story focused on the lives of Overseas Chinese than an embarrassment of riches. 2y
Reviewsbylola Oh no. I have been looking forward to this one! 2y
whimsy @Reviewsbylola Don't be disheartened! I think I took this one too seriously. While there are people who see it as a satire, I just can't. It's not my cup of tea. But would be interested to know what you think! 2y
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Moshi-Moshi: A Novel | Banana Yoshimoto
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Such an irresistible blurb (edited to fit):

In Moshi Moshi, Yoshie‘s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimokitazawa that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or on which she is trying―unsuccessfully―to call him.

batsy I loved Kitchen! This sounds lovely, too 😊 2y
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Monstress: Stories | Lysley Tenorio
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2018 haul so far...

May drastically change by February.

batsy Tagged book sounds amazing! Will wait for your review 🙂 2y
whimsy @batsy I will for sure! ❤️Now if I could just toss this up on my TBR... 2y
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OMG IT'S COMING HERE, @BATSY!

In other news, I'm doomed.

batsy Yaaaaas! 😁 2y
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A highlight of my 2017 is having traveled outside the country and getting to visit all these wonderful bookstores. I didn't necessarily buy, but I enjoyed seeing books (familiar & strange) in different publications, arranged in different shelves. It's a new way of seeing stories, w/c is exciting. In itself, book shopping/browsing is an adventure on its own. That's my wish for everyone for 2018. Here's to uncovering more stories, wherever you are!

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I was sort of hoping they'd get someone like Charlotte Riley but okay! I'm in.

swishandflick I don't think Reese is planning to star in it (or at least that hasn't been announced). She's producing! (edited) 2y
whimsy Oh! I saw her listed under the cast in imdb, but I guess that's subject to change. It will be interesting to see how this whole movie shapes up! 2y
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Eleanor Oliphant is that book that can make you laugh while punching you straight in the gut but leave you wanting for more. The feeling of being outcasted is so relatable and for a while I was that girl who stood apart and didn't care what other people thought. But Eleanor's development doesn't stop there. The book is entertaining, beguiling, heartwarming and ultimately redeeming. It'll make an excellent movie. A fine way to end 2017.

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"Social interaction, it appeared, was surprisingly expensive."

I love Eleanor's hyperawareness.

batsy I've loved all the quotes people have posted from this book ❤️ 2y
whimsy @batsy This book is filled with these golden nuggets, it's so quotable! Have you read it? 2y
batsy No, I haven't read it yet. I'm thinking it should be one of my early 2018 reads! 2y
whimsy @batsy yes, do! 😃 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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@ReadingOver50, it was you! Hello from someone 11,855 km away! (I googled). Thanks so much for going through the trouble! What's interesting about these books for me is, I know them (esp CRA, as Kwan spent some time in the country promoting his trilogy) and they are so popular that I don't take a second look. But now they're in my hands, I will get cracking and I think it will be fun. (1/2) #WinterSolsticeBookExchange #SecretSantaGoesPostal

whimsy I will have to convince myself to open the page flags and USE them instead of leaving it "because I'll be wasting them". I don't know how to use a facial mask but there's a first time for everything! And the laddies bookmarks will be going to my bag where they'll be if I forget my actual bookmark (which happens often because bed eats things). Thank you! (2/2) 2y
ReadingOver50 I am glad you like them. 😄 2y
Avanders 💚🎄♥️ 2y
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