I try to make sure that i read at least 2-3 books a year. Actually bee said not enough, he said must read more books. He reads at least 7-8 books a year!! Not enough of that he reads, National Geographic n Reader's Digest. Gosh!! But we'll also try to read comic for humour, mostly 'Fox Trot' by Bill Amend collection or 'Closer to Home' by McPhearson's . We have a few collection of those lar. Bee has all collection of Tin-Tin and he still reads it for his toilet-time, hehe... I just wish our house is big enough so that we can have our own private library, there's not enough space to put all our books!!
Last year I managed to finished reading 3 books. One is from the author Lydia Teh's 'Honk if you're a Malaysian'....good stuff. In Lydia's collection of anecdotes, she brings on more observations that capture the textures, humour and nuances of Malaysian life. She presents the Malaysian panorama in her own special style, characterized by frankness, vitality and humour. Her book spans enormous range of topics from the etiquette of public kissing and how to decimate the lizard population to decorating tips for your car interior and how to make records of the biggest, longest variety. If you''re Malaysian, you will be delighted to recognize yourself within the pages. If you''re not, you''ll be well on your way to becoming one after reading it.
Another that i finished last year was 'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life - money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. "They said" uou'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers - men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. In my opinion lah......nah......i didn't really finished reading it cos after awhile, it gets no where. Depends of your own spiritual belief lar. But it think its crap!. Read it, you'll know what i mean.
Huby bought me a book, so the last book that i read last year was about a women that has been abducted during Saddam Hussein's ruling. Its about the torture she has to endure and also the jail time that she served. I can't remember the title but it was quite touching and moving. After reading, I borrowed it to my sister-inlaw hence forgotten the title.
Yesterday, i'm so happy to be able to finish reading 'Once Removed' by Andrew Leci. Its about an expatriate life who. The scene is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the year is 1997. Looking for love and enlightenment in all the wrong places, Graham Wallace (quantity surveyor, part-time footballer, full-time fibber, some-time lover, no-time fighter) gets used and abused, flattered and deceived, jostled and jilted, a wave of self-delusion carrying him through the seas of adventure that comprise his life. Once Removed is funny, shocking, sexy, provocative and evocative, and will have the reader looking at expatriates and Malaysians in a completely different light... or maybe not. It a good read tho'.
I've yet to scout for my next book. I hope to get it soon....haven't decide whether its gonna be an autobiography or general fiction....see my mood....hehehe... I heard MPH is having their sale now. 50% discount, checkout their website : mphonline.com.