Archive for the ‘Sci-Fi/Fantasy’ Category

Don’t you love Terry Pratchett books? I do, despite never having read any in my teenage years, and Nation, a non-Discworld story, is no exception. Set in an alternate universe (or a parallel universe, if you like), this is the story of a young boy (Mau) whose homecoming has been ruined by a massive tidal wave, […]


In January 2009, I was introduced to the wonderful world of David Mitchell by a friend, who lent me the surreal number9dream – a book I absolutely loved. She proceeded to lend me Cloud Atlas next, and it’s been sitting abandoned on my unread shelf for about a year now, as I’ve been reluctant to pick […]


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the popular Harry Potter series. I’ve read the book thrice: when it first came out, before the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price, and of course, prior to the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, hitting the […]


Terry Pratchett’s Equal Rites is the third book of the Discworld series, and, it’s the first Discworld book that I have read. Equal Rites explores the world where women cannot be wizards, and men cannot be witches. However, when a dying wizard visits a blacksmith, things in the wizarding world are about to change. The […]


Background: While this month, my blog entries seem to be focused a lot on the Take A Chance challenge, it’s only because the challenge is up end of month, and I am actually trying to finish it. After this, I only have one more challenge to tackle, and I’ve already started the final book (David […]


Coraline has just moved to a new house, and after acquainting herself with the neighbours, she sets about to ‘explore’ the place, for, you see, she is a self-acclaimed “explorer”. She finds the well she’s been warned to stay away from, just to know what to stay away from, and spends as much time outdoors […]


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 […]