Reading Meme

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What have you just read?
The last thing I finished was Rainbow Cowell’s Fangirl and I was disappointed. Yes, I read the entire chapters with the anticipation that something would spice up Cath’s wishy-washy story but I just couldn’t find the peak of conflict. The fight between sisters were fine but repeated scenes of Cath’s sulking just turned me off. Sorry.

What are you reading now?
Romance of The Three Kingdoms (Lo Kuan-Chung, translated by C.H.Brewitt-Taylor) and Calico Joe (John Grisham)

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
I probably will hit Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian” once I finish Calico Joe. Looking forward to read my first Korean Literature.

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?
When I read something, I intentionally want to find joy. When it comes to reading assignment, I don’t feel forced either as that’s the way I can get higher score, so why not?

What’s one book you always recommend to just about anyone?
It depends on whom I recommend to. Eventhough most books on my shelf are John Grisham’s, I am quite open to read other genres. But, you just can’t ask me the best teenlit in the town as it is my least favorite genre.

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?
I have this one book, ‘Empress’ written by Shan Sa. I found it interesting as it narrates the life of a Chinese woman who reigned the biggest and the most prosperous emperor regime in China. I love the idea of the empowerment and the portrayal of ancient Chinese women. This book tells that you never go wrong with education especially if you are woman. Some people whom I recommend to feel that it’s just not their cup of tea and I have no idea why.


When you were little did other children tease you about your reading habits?
They didn’t tease me as I was lucky to find buddies that love reading too. Instead of teasing, we borrow each other’s collection.

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?
I had to stay up all the night when I read John Grisham’s The Confession. A 4-day story of saving a kind young black man from being sentenced to death because he is accused of raping a white girl. I was angered by how people can spread some racially motivated-hate and stir up the horror.  I was moved by how some kind-hearted people and a priest unite to defend this poor black man. I was proud of witnessing a real culprit confessing his own sin and asking for help to save someone being punished because of his wrongdoing.

Have any books made you cry?
I cried when I read ‘The Confession’ (John Grisham), The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), and ‘Ibuk’ (Iwan Setiawan). The story of family and humanity never fails to tear me up.


Book Question Meme

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1. What new book coming out soon do you plan to buy?

It’s everyone’s anticipation: Lang Leav’s Sad Girl.  I am so ready for being vulnerable after reading this one.


2. What series is a must read for you?

Adult series never impress me as much as children and young reader’s. There are two series;

  • ‘Bliss Bakery’ trilogy is so far my favorite. It’s a light read bringing you to the world of magic bakery. Despite its easy-to-guess plot detailing the competition between a jealous aunt and her niece, the pace and the development of the story are just right. I always love when an author offers a pristine and ‘visual’ narrative. This trilogy somehow leaves the similar feeling. Fantasy is my least favorite but this is the obvious exception.
  • ‘The Great Five’ or Lima Sekawan by Enyd Bliton.  Don’t ask. JUST READ.

3. What new author have you found so far in this year?

Recently, I have my eye on Han Kang. Looking forward to start reading ‘The Vegetarian’ after finishing Grisham’s Calico Joe.