Thursday, April 30, 2015

Labor Day



Enjoying my Labor Day morning (holiday off work) reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon with a very cute bookmark and my stoneware mug with a hot Clipper Green Tea. Wouldn't exchange this day with any other day, just seating at home reading and drinking tea. 

Can anyone share their Labor Day activity? 

Happy Labor Day everyone!

M



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Online Book Shopping: Book Depository

One of the best feeling as a book lover is receiving your long awaited (1-3 months wait) BOOKMAIL!! I was really excited when I first bought my very first international book purchase from Book Depository last month. 

Got my package after our family trip from Jeju Island, South Korea

Though the book that I bought is somewhat like a tester book, to see if they really deliver right at my door step. They did deliver it to me though through our village mailbox (close enough). The book maybe arrived approximately 10 -12 working days (3 weeks including holidays and weekends) after dispatch of the book from their storage. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Book Review #8 "Outlander" and "Dragonfly in Amber" by Diana Gabaldon



A LASS THAT WAS LOST
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Bantman Dell
Date Published: August 2005 (mass market reissue) and September 2002 (reissue)
Country Published: New York

Blogger Rating: 5 out of 5 for both books! *I just love OUTLANDER SERIES*



Plot/ Summary: 

Outlander (Book#1)

In the year 1945 after WWII, Frank and Claire Randall decided to have their 2nd honeymoon at the Highlands, to rekindle the lost years that they were apart for each other and hoping to be able to start a family. But then one day, Claire walks through a standing stone in an ancient henge that dot the British Isle, sending her 202 years  from the past in the year of our Lord.. 1743, where she suddenly became a "Sassenach"- an outlander in the land of the Scots were at that time torn by war with the English and raiding of border clans. Then meeting a Scots lad named James Alexander Mackenzie Fraser, who will eventually change her life and now being torn between fidelity and desire. Do love exist in two timelines, is it even possible? or would Claire eventually choose? 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Book Review #7 "Looking for Alaska" by John Green


WHITE FLOWER

Book: Looking for Alaska
Author: John Green
PublisherSpeak
Date Published: December 28, 2006
Country Published: USA

Blogger Rating: 2 out of 5 


Plot/ Summary:
Before transferring to Culver Creek Boarding School, Miles "Pudge" Halter's world is more on obsession with famous last words that leads him to crave the "Great Perhaps". Upon moving to Culver Creek Boarding School his world utterly changed upside down, because of a girl name Alaska young, who is the gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating girl in the eyes of pudge. Pulling him into her world and steeling his heart.