Sundays in Bed with ... The Book of Secrets

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This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Sundays In Bed With ... is about sharing what book you are reading/wish to read in bed Sunday morning. 

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Today is my first Sunday living in another city. I want to spend my morning by reading a book then I can explore the city later. 

[Review] Class (Cum Laude) - Cecily Von Ziegesar

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Title of Book : Class (Cum Laude)
Author : Cecily Von Ziegesar
Publisher : Hyperion Books

These five friends came to Dexter to get a college degree. What they'll really get is an education. ""Gossip Girl" goes to college in this tart satire . . . crisp and surprisingly steely." "--Publishers Weekly" When five freshmen arrive at Dexter College, a small liberal arts school in the quiet town of Home, Maine, the drama unfolds as quickly as the first keg is tapped. There's Shipley--blonde and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, came to Dexter to get noticed, and she has the attitude and the mouth to prove it. Tom is a jock-turned-artist--handsome, privileged, used to getting his own way. Sensitive Nick is Tom's wake-and-bake, pot-smoking roommate. And then there's Adam Gatz, a freckle-faced local boy and his not-so-little sister, Tragedy. As Shipley, Eliza, Tom, Nick, and Adam find out, the first year of college is more than credits and cramming. It's a time of lust, love, secrecy, and scandal.


Friday Finds #1 (28 June 2013)

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!
Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading.

My finds this week:
Tangled by Emma Chase

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls by Alissa Nutting


Summer Reading, Booking Through Thursday

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It’s time for summer reading, so … today’s question? What’s the worst thing you ever did to your reading material? Sand in the bindings from the beach? Dropped into the pool? Covers smeared with sunscreen?
And, if you’ve never done actual summer-time damage … have you EVER damaged your book/magazine/paper? Dropped it in the bathtub? Used it to kill a bug? Spilled with coffee?

Hmm, nice question. Thank God I've never damaged my books. But I've damaged someone else's books (oops!). I was in my freshman year and I borrowed my senior's college books. The books were Discrete Mathematics text books. I used to wrap my books with plastic cover and handle my books with care. But these books, ladies & gentlemen, wasn't wrapped in any cover. So, one day, I went home from campus and since the books are thick, I couldn't put them in my backpack. I carried them around with another handbag. I was riding my motorcycle when the rain started pouring down and I was trapped in traffic jam. Great. Just great. Well, you could guess what happened with those books. My senior's so kind he doesn't get mad knowing the condition of his books. I wrapped those books with plastic cover then. I feel soooo guilty :(

What about you? Have you done a damage to your book ?



[Review] The Christmas Wedding - James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

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Title of The Book : The Christmas Wedding
Author : James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married—and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day—she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.
But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise—she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

[Review] The Book of Tomorrow - Cecilia Ahern

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Title of Book : The Book of Tomorrow
Author : Cecilia Ahern
Publisher : Harper Collins Publisher

Raised in the lap of luxury, spoiled and tempestuous sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin has never had to think about tomorrow. But when her world is irrevocably shaken by her father's self-imposed death, she and her mother are left drowning in debt and forced to move in with Tamara's peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village.
Lonely and bored, Tamara's sole diversion is a traveling library. There she finds a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock, but no author name or title. Intrigued, she pries open the lock, and what she finds takes her breath away—for what's written inside is not only impossible and magical . . . it's her future.

Musing Mondays #1 (24 June 2013)

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Musing Mondays is a meme which hosted by Should Be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
This is my first Musing Mondays and this Monday I'm gonna muse about ... The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice!

[Review] Never Can Say Goodbye - Christina Jones

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Title of Book : Never Can Say Goodbye
Author : Christina Jones
Publisher : Hachette Digital

It looks, Frankie thought happily to herself, like a proper fabulous frock shop! Francesca Meredith has always had a penchant for vintage dresses. So when she inherits a retro dress shop in the quaint Berkshire village of Kingston Dapple, it's better than winning the lottery. Life is just perfect for Frankie, but it's about to get complicated when she sees a masculine vision setting up shop outside her door - heart-throb florist Dexter Valentine. As Frankie tries her best to make 'Francesca's Fabulous Frocks' into a success, Dexter's philandering proves the ultimate distraction. That is, until the village medium insists that Frankie's shop is haunted and Frankie starts witnessing some very strange shenanigans. Will Dexter think she's crazy? Will Frankie's terribly ordinary life return to normal ever again? Does she even want it to...?

Sundays in Bed with ... #1

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This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Sundays In Bed With ... is about sharing what book you are reading/wish to read in bed Sunday morning. 

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This Sunday, I've got an activity in campus and it started early in the morning. Since my house is far from my campus so I have to leave an hour earlier. As a result, I didn't get much time to snuggle in my bed and reading book. 

[Review] Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2) - Emily Giffin

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Title of Book : Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2)
Author : Emily Giffin
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperback

Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: her beauty and charm. Her fiancĂ© Dex. Her lifelong best friend Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls of their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply—and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.

[Review] Up Over Down Under - Micol Ostow & Noah Harlan

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Title of Book: Up Over Down Under
Author : Micol Ostow & Noah Harlan
Publisher : Speak

A super-special S.A.S.S. exchange novel offers romance in the land down under?and right here in the U.S.?when two exchange students swap places! Eliza Ritter has high expectations for her semester in Melbourne, Australia. Sure, she?s participating in an environmental program, but really she hopes to spend her time meeting cute boys. So when she meets a hot surfer, she is thrilled! Aussie Billie Echols, on the other hand, actually does have an interest in the environmental program she?s signed up for in Washington, D.C. But the States are nothing like she expected, and soon Billie is caught in the middle of an unexpected controversy. Being an exchange student gets a whole new meaning in this first-ever SASS book of its kind.

[Review] Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1) - Emily Giffin

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Title of Book : Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1)
Author : Emily Giffin
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperback

The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.
Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

[Review] The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks

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Tittle of the Book : The Guardian
Author : Nicholas Sparks
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing

Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died: a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire....

[Review] The Witches - Roald Dahl

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Title of Book : The Witches
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

[Review] The BFG - Roald Dahl

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Title of Book : The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Author : Roald Dahl
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Captured by a giant!
The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!