July ’16 Haul + Wrap-up

Really cutting it close with this haul + wrap-up post. Almost wanted to procrastinate it till next week 😅


Since this month is part of a school term, all my book buying money has to come from my allowance. I gave myself a limit of two books per month, but this month has taught me something important: NEVER BUY BOOKS AT THE START OF THE MONTH. I literally went broke this month. Didn’t even have a single cent left. So now, I have learnt my lesson and I will put off the buying of books till the last week of each month. This I swear on the River Styx. In fact, I think I might go on a book buying ban next month. Maybe I’ll spend the money on props for my bookstagram or just simply save up the money for AFA 2016 or a huge book buying spree at the end of the year.Read More »

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The Novel Encounter

When my parents travelled to Perth, Australia this June, they came across a bookstore called Elizabeth’s Bookshop and the Blind Date With A Book concept, where a book is fully wrapped and you have to base your choice on a few vague phrases written on the wrapping that describe the book. Knowing that I enjoy reading, they bought one for me. They told me of this over WhatsApp and sent me a picture of the choices available, asking me what book I would have chosen if I was there. And guess what? They actually bought the one I would have chosen had I been there! Mother knows best, indeed.

Two days ago, I discovered The Novel Encounter, a Singapore-based online store which follows a similar concept, just that they sell only mystery books.Read More »

Book Review: The Eden Conspiracy (The Liberty Box #2) by C.A. Gray

This review is long overdue. But in the time that I have been procrastinating this review, I have been thinking and have realised that I don’t really care much for the characters, only what will happen to them and how the storyline pans out. It is a good story, but it’s just one that I would read to burn time… it’s not one that would stay with me forever.

!! minor spoilers. read at your own risk !!


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The Eden Conspiracy
(The Liberty Box #2)
by C.A. Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher:
Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: 
18 July 2016

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Links: Goodreads | AmazonRead More »

Book Review: Tesla (Tesla Evolution #1) by Mark Lingane

This post has been sitting in my drafts section for quite a while so might as well just get it out.

!! minor spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!


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Tesla
(Tesla Evolution #1)
by Mark Lingane

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk
Publisher: 
Insync Holdings
Publication Date: 
30 December 2013

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 3 / 5

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book DepositoryKoboRead More »

Book Review: The Liberty Box (The Liberty Box #1) by C.A. Gray

I have hit a new record. This time, I’ve managed to finish a book in just two days. Not sure if I should be proud of myself or berate myself for focusing more on reading books than my homework.

!! minor to major spoilers. read at your own risk !!


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The Liberty Box
(The Liberty Box #1)
by C.A. Gray

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publisher: 
Wanderlust Publishing
Publication Date: 
25 October 2015

Format: ebook
Pages: –

My Rating: 4 / 5

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | AudibleRead More »

Book Review: The Fourth Piece (Order’s Last Play #1) by E. Ardell

Hi everyone! I’m back with another review~ I noticed that I’ve been reading quite a few standalones these days so I thought I’d try finding some new series’ to read, and the book I’m reviewing today is one of them. Also, I’m glad to say that this is a spoiler free review!! (at least I think it is 😂 it is pretty subjective)


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The Fourth Piece
(Order’s Last Play #1)
by E. Ardell

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher:
48fourteen

Publication Date:
8 July 2016
Format: ebook
Pages: –

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

My Rating: 4 / 5Read More »