Saturday, March 28, 2015

Setting: Book Challenge Accepted!

Just this week, I accepted another book challenge to let myself be competitive on reading books! Found this book challenge from a group on Goodreads- Romance Readers Reading Challenges

This new book challenge focuses on the setting of the book. I chose the Day Trip (which is the minimum of all categories) read 5 books from March 15, 2015 to June 14, 2015. Here are my list of books to read for this challenge. 

I had already read 2 out 5 of the books.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Book Review #6 "Strange Son" by Portia Iversen


Book: The Strange Son
Author: Portia Iversen
PublisherRiverhead Books
Date Published: November 6, 2007
Country Published: New York

Blogger Rating: 5 out of 5 

Plot/ Summary:
"The groundbreaking true story of two mothers, worlds apart, united in a struggle to connect with their autistic sons. Emmy(r)-winning art director Portia Iversen's life was turned upside down when her son Dov was diagnosed with autism. But when she heard a miraculous story of a woman in India who had taught her own severely autistic son to communicate, she brought Soma and Tito Mukhopadhyay from Bangalore to America to help researchers better understand this amazing feat. Strange Son is the extraordinary account of two families who made astonishing discoveries about the nature of autism and redefined how the world can interact with those who suffer from the disorder." (Goodreads Summary)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book Review #5 "The Girl Who Saved The King of Sweden" by Jonas Jonasson


Author: Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: Fourth Estate; an imprint of Harper Collins Publishing
Date Published: 2014
Country Published: Great Britain

Blogger Rating: 4 out of 5 

Plot/ Summary:
It is a story about a girl named Nombeko Mayeki, who lived and worked in Soweto, considered herself as illiterate until she met a foreigner that thought her how to read and a drunken engineer that eventually changed her life and had been her key to explore other places together with just a couple megaton atomic bomb. Her journey from Soweto to Johannesburg to Sweden; and also her journey from being an assistant for a latrine office in Soweto to an Ambassador of Sweden for South Africa.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Adventure, New Challenges

This 2015, I started my year with adventure. Adventures that hopefully help me widen my knowledge and help me be more independent in the future, not just from my family but also in other aspects as well like spiritually and financially also.

I love challenging myself, I feel like it gives me purpose in living this world. Also I love discovering and learning new things. So that is why I pressure myself to do these challenges to further improve and to learn my purpose.

The following are the challenges that I accepted (eventually to be able to push through the rest of the year.... crossed fingers) for the Year 2015! Wish me luck!

1. Reading Challenge 2015 
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As of now I have officially done almost 5 of the categories. I do this challenge together with challenging myself to write a book review for every book that I have read. I have posted 4 book reviews already starting last January. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hold Tight!

We'll be posting soon.. so Hold Tight!