Archive for February, 2010

Yep, the title’s a blatant rip-off of West Wing’s What Kind Of A Day Has It Been, but, it does fit. For what it’s worth, due apologies to Sorkin. Some of you may have read my post on my MacBook’s broken fan, at the beginning of the month. Well, despite much wishing and hoping, Apple […]


I discovered the wonderful world of Angela Carter only last year, and I’ve been trying to read all her works slowly, savouring every moment of it. Of course, the bonus is the gorgeous covers, which draws me to her books like a moth…. The thing with Several Perceptions is, it’s totally unlike anything I’ve read […]


It’s the third book I’ve read this year, where the narrative goes chronologically backwards – the difference being, this time, it follows four generations of six year olds, starting in 2004 and ending in 1944-45. Sol, a six year old in 2004, believes the world revolves around him, and that he’s a genius. Brought up […]


Lack of Updates

20Feb10

I almost feel like i’ve disappeared from the blogosphere… unfortunately, I have a reason – a very annoying one! My MacBook’s suffering from a broken fan. Every few minutes, it overheats and shuts down. I can’t multitask on it, and can’t use it for much as things stand. I’ve not been as diligent in commenting […]


As some of you may already know, I’m not a big fan of short stories. So, when I started this collection, I was almost prepared to be underwhelmed and dissatisfied. Yet, I had heard wonderful things about Munro, and figured I really should give at least one collection a try. Worst case, I’ll shelve it […]


Sometimes, I wonder about myself. Half way through this Fantastic February Female Frivolities (I like alliterations, love double alliterations…), I realised I hadn’t picked out a single Virago Modern Classic. Like I said, sometimes, I do wonder about myself. Anyway, the minute this hit me, I reached out for the first VMC I could find […]


I’ve wanted to read this book for ages, simply for the title, which is one of the most beautiful titles I’ve ever come across. So, I finally picked it up, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful autobiographies I’ve ever read. On reading the blurb, I thought it would be similar to the Pulitzer […]