One Life. Six Words. Here’s Mine.

I saw the book “Not Quite What I Was Planning” while browsing in the non-fiction area of the library. Apparently, Ernest Hemingway famously wrote the six-word story “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” and this started the challenge of telling a story in six words. The catchphrase “One life. Six words. What’s yours?” was intriguing….

My Library Haul – July 2016

I was on leave on Monday but had such a busy day that I fell asleep late in the afternoon and woke up at 8 pm. I didn’t borrow any books for myself during my usual Saturday library visit with Lia, so I decided to go by myself at night. I had to rush because Bishan Public Library closes at 9 pm, plus I…

Favorite Peeta Quotes from Catching Fire

I was pleasantly surprised to notice how much comments and views I got on my blog posts about The Hunger Games. I just re-read the entire trilogy over the weekend, and thought I’d write a post on my favorite Peeta quotes from Catching Fire. You can also check out my favorite Peeta quotes from The…

My Thoughts on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Usually, after seeing one of the Narnia movies in the theater, I hasten to write my own thoughts and impressions before reading other people’s opinions and other people’s movie reviews. I do this to make sure that I write exactly what I personally think without influence from anyone else. Unfortunately, for The Voyage of the…

The Very Few Tender Moments Between Katniss and Peeta in Mockingjay

Initially I was worried that Mockingjay would cater too much to the fans of the love angle between Katniss and Peeta by having too many tender moments between the two. After all, there were parts in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire where I cringed a bit, because I thought Suzanne Collins was taking things too…

Funniest Moments in Mockingjay (Book 3 of The Hunger Games Trilogy)

Mockingjay is a more serious book compared to the first two in the trilogy (The Hunger Games and Catching Fire), so it’s understandable that there are very few funny moments. Here are my three favorites. # 3 – Hungry Haymitch  Haymitch in my head full-time. Horrifying. “I’ll keep the earpiece in,” I mutter. “Excuse me?”…

My First Impression of Mockingjay

I know Mockingjay was supposed to come out last August 24, and I reserved a copy in several bookstores here in Singapore. However, none of them knew when the book was actually coming out. Finally, after what felt like weeks in agony, someone from Harris (in Somerset 313) called to inform me that I could…

Favorite Peeta Quotes from The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is currently my favorite guilty pleasure. I read the first two books of the trilogy repeatedly for almost a week, and I can’t wait till Mockingjay comes out in August. When I first read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I was more involved in the action – the quest to survive,…

What I Thought about The Lovely Bones

For the past few weeks, I’ve been meaning to get a copy of “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. I knew there was a movie, but that wasn’t the reason why I wanted to read it. The reason was that while passing by a bookstore one night, I read the summary at the back of…

A Christian Book Review on Twilight

NOTE: This is a book review I did for Squeaky Clean Reviews, a website that analyzes books from a Christian perspective. (You can read my review here.) Although I did enjoy Twilight, I would have to say that Christians should read this with caution. I would also advise teens to read this with parental or…

Aslan: A Recurring Theme

I wish I could take credit for noticing this recurring theme, but all credit goes to Paul F. Ford, author of Companion to Narnia. He noticed that a similar theme was used when Aslan was first introduced and when Aslan was last mentioned in the Chronicles of Narnia. (I also wish I could take credit…

Narnia: Explaining the Book Titles

The Chronicles of Narnia is a collection of 7 novels written by C S Lewis, which tells the story of various events that happened in the fictional land of Narnia and beyond. For those who have no idea what the books are about or don’t exactly get the reason behind the titles, here’s a brief…