Archive for "Mar 2010"

27.Mar.2010 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

“In had come out of the earth, this silver, out of his earth that he ploughed and turned and spent himself upon. He took his life from this earth; drop by drop by his sweat he wrung fruit from it and from the fruit, silver.” ~ p31 In The Good Earth we follow the story […]

23.Mar.2010 The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

The Slap starts with a barbeque party at suburban Melbourne. The explosion breaks when a man slaps a child who is not his own. The ripples affect everyone there: the family where the barbeque takes place, the family of man who slaps, the family of the child who is slapped, and all their family and […]

22.Mar.2010 About the Orange Prize List 2010

The Orange Prize for fiction has just released its longlist. I was excited to find that I have 2 of the books on the list! Both books were obtained last year (I wrote about them here and here). I was interested by Secret Son because it’s Moroccan (author and setting) and The White Woman on […]

21.Mar.2010 Short Saturday: Gaiman, Jackson, and Gilman

In Short Saturday I will journal my journey to find 5-star quality short stories, whose virtual trophy right now is held by Truman Capote and Haruki Murakami. Unlike my book reviews, I will talk more about my thoughts and what I learn, why I choose the story and how I come upon it. Unlike books, […]

15.Mar.2010 Mailbox Monday: Surprise!

So I came back from my 2 weeks holiday to find a package at home of… what else? Books! The card on the left there was from hubby :) My book fairy was Jessica from Allen and Unwin. Thank you Jessica! When Jessica told me she was going to send me Tender Morsels with the […]

13.Mar.2010 Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

Skim is a graphic novel by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. It covers the issues of growing up, and about being gay at that. As the cousins grew up in Canada, there’s also a touch on growing up with Asian ethnicity in Canada. The style of illustration is one of the most unique I have […]

07.Mar.2010 Movie Mini-Reviews: Always, The Road, and Bright Star

Coming back since last week, I feel like I haven’t even got close to catching up with life. Why does life have always to be hasty? I don’t missed my hometown much, but I do now miss my 2 weeks time off when I didn’t have to fix my eyes to every hour that passes, […]

04.Mar.2010 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

As I assume the main plot of the book is no secret to most people, I’m going to write my thoughts with no worry of possible spoilers. Pride and Prejudice is my very first Jane Austen and it took me some time to get used to her style. I found the beginning was very very […]

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