Archive for August, 2009

It’s the 1860s, and Lant Street, a dodgy street near Southwark Bridge, is inhabited by petty thieves, small-time burglars, piddling swindlers and the like. Here lives Sue Trinder, a seventeen year old, with Mrs. Sucksby (her guardian), and Mr. Ibbs (a man who fences stolen items), along with a bunch of infants, unwanted in this […]


Mish @ Stage and Canvas is hosting the Sci-fi challenge, which basically encourages the participants to read “3.14 or 8 sci-fi books from August 28 2009 to August 8 2010”. I quite enjoy sci-fi, despite it not being a genre that seems to feature a lot on this blog. So, taking on this challenge makes […]


Contrary to popular opinion, I thought this book just wasn’t all that. I know many people who have this book on their “best of” lists, and it’s supposed to be amazing. And there are parts of it which are… specially the premise: Henry suffers from a genetic disorder, which allows him to time-travel, albeit the […]


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22Aug09

So, D-Day is here. I’m all packed, barring my laptop, my camera charger, a couple of memory cards, and my passport. As you can imagine, I’m really excited, and, the picture above is something very high on my to-do list. I don’t know what kind of internet access I’ll have, so not sure how oft’ […]


I picked up this book as part of the Take A Chance Challenge, under Challenge#3: Birth Year Book: “Find a book that was published or copyrighted in the year of your birth. Read the book and write about it.” For better or for worst, I was born in 1985, and as I haven’t read much […]


Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks : What’s the best book you read recently? After the horror of last week’s The Other Hand, I’ve managed to read two great books this week: Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness, which is longlisted for the Booker Prize this year, and Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince, which is a must-read, I think, […]


Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve read this book, and for the life of me, I don’t know why! Personally, I think it should be mandatory for every child to read it, just because it is so wonderfully beautiful and innocent. However, reading it as an adult makes me realize how […]