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Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1)
I should say, this was like Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s mixed together but not to perfection. It was set in a frame bigger than just identif...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
The Casual Vacancy
My reaction when Rowling announced that she would write a new book:
"Great! But I hope she will not write anything related to Harry Potter. It is not b...more
Oct 28, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Hafalan Shalat Delisa
Agak sukar untuk saya mengadili buku ini sebenarnya. Ada faktor emosi sewaktu saya membaca buku ini maka susah untuk mengkelaskan apakah air mata yang...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #1)
Started as a pleasant enough read, only to end not as a mystery left alone a detective novel, but a romance. And a sloppy one at that too. The crimina...more
Sep 2011
Aug 25, 2011
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
It was hard not to compare this and the classic Alice in Wonderland: here was also a story about a girl who followed her whim and sought an adventure...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
This book was not difficult to write, in my opinion. It was about a boy with some 'defects' on his facial feature who left the cocoon of his family pr...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
The Book Thief
I could not get why people love this book. But again, neither could I appreciate poems. Oh well. I guess that was why try as I would, I could not like...more
Dec 2011
Jan 11, 2012
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
After finishing this book, I tried reading a more current historical fiction but was quick to give up for it could not satisfy me. Compared to Pillars...more
Aug 31, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
In all honesty, at first I found Anne quite annoying. While her childhood was something that brought memories of my own childhood rushing back, mind y...more
Oct 31, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
The Design of Everyday Things
Here was one of those few books that not only made me go "Whoa!" but also made me go away, many times throughout reading it, to do some pondering. Whi...more
Jun 24, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)

I had never read any book with a slower pace than this. And the characters, were they carved out of stone or something? I could still...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
Lord Peter Views the Body (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #4)
This is a collection of short stories. Some were murders and some not, and if I remember correctly only one involved Lord Peter directly at the crime...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Tuck Everlasting
A fantasy, but set in our world. I love such stories which made me feel closer to them, not needing one to travel to another world or dimension. That...more
Nov 2011
Oct 31, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
This was quite fun but the picky reader in me was just not satisfied. Putting aside the existence of Greek gods, 'Lightning Thief' did not make sense....more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
If Tomorrow Comes
Ah, here comes rolling in another author everyone, but me, thinks great. Not that I think they are bad, but maybe their style is just not meant for me...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
In a book, especially that with a first person view, the narrator is important. He or she decides for the reader whom to hate, whom to like, whom to e...more
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
The Graveyard Book
I wondered for whom was this written. Children six-year old and above? Teenagers? Mothers and fathers of the aforementioned children or teenagers? Non...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
Japan, Funny Side Up
As the title said, it was funny. But s it usually happened with books like this, there were unnecessary banters that got under my skin. Plenty of them...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 30, 2011
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
This book started and progressed with a slow but steady phase and a simple plot. Gen the thief was asked by the King’s advisor the magus to steal some...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
The Giver (The Giver #1)
Jonas lived in a small community where everything was perfectly arranged, where everyone was similar, where nothing was unpredictable. Here there was...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
The Soldier's Wife
I was annoyed when I first started:

1) The writing style was a murder. It was boring and went on and on and on, like this: When I first came here, he t...more
Apr 05, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Firstly, I would like to say that I loved Marissa Meyer's writing style. The picky reader in me was ready to be spiteful but had to bow down its head...more
Jun 26, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
I suppose this was one of those books that you either loved or hated. And I hated it.

No, it had nothing to do with me undermining the experience gone...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)
This was a book about conspiracy theory, but for children. Ironically though, I had The Big Bang Theory binge while reading this.

I had expected magic...more
Apr 09, 2012
Apr 06, 2012
I Capture The Castle
Cassandra lived in a castle with her family - her father Mortmain, her step-mother Topaz, her sister Rose, her brother Thomas, and Stephen the son of...more
May 26, 2013
May 20, 2013
The Woman in Black
SPOILER ALERT: This Book Review Somehow Got Mixed with a Film Review and may be Considered by Those who Have Not Watched the Movie as Having Spoiler F...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14)
Based on my observation, my tips for Agatha Christie’s works are:

First and foremost, suspect the husband. Or if the one who is murdered is the husband...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
Un Lun Dun

'I know you're not a sidekick.'
'No one is!' Deeba shouted. 'That's no way to talk about anyone! To say they're just hangers-on to someone more import

Jul 10, 2013
Jun 27, 2013
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4  (Adrian Mole, #1)
I just could not enjoy this one, I do not know why. I really enjoyed The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and if I read this right after that my rating wo...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
In the Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1)
A girl was born with dark circles around her eyes which caused everyone to think she originated from the devils. She was left to fend for herself in t...more
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
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