Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A little bit about What I Read


In case you're wondering that since I am gonna write some reviews for books that I've read, what are the kind of books I read?

Now, lemme give you some FUN FACTS about it.

1 Peter and Jane & Enid Blyton’s books accompanied my childhood
I remembered my kindergarten teacher would call my name out when it was “reading session” and I would sit by her side, reading a page or two from the Enid Blyton’s series, word after word as she guided me.

2 Primary school years seldom read English language books
I seldom read English books during primary.  I was so into Chinese books about African, European folktales and mystery fictions, just all in Chinese / Mandarin. I recalled reading quite a number of Mr Midnights priced at RM9.90 / book at that time, written by James Lee (pseudonym of Jim Aitchison).  I followed the series till the 20th book.  Currently 80+ books were published.

3 I embarked on The Series of Unfortunate Events when I went into Form 1 (secondary school)
This series was about the only series I remembered reading. I was really excited about the plot in the stories.  Always felt the suspense between books.  I believed I finished all thirteen (13) books by the end of the year (2008) if not until the first month of 2009.

4 Around Form 3 / 4, I got into Romance novels, but I just read Message in the Bottle by Nicholas Sparks.  Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and rest of the series (5 of them) became my collection. 
I went into more of the Rick Riordan’s other books, like the Kane Chronicles.  Those were surprisingly enough to spice up my teenage life.   A small secret here, after I feel that the books (usually priced from RM 40-60) were too expensive and not worth the money while at the same time my interest in following the Kane Chronicles fade, I ditched Rick Riordan’s future books. (giggles)

5 I ditched fiction and buried myself under non-fictions, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs and self-help books.
Adam Khoo’s Winning the Game of Life, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, The Last Lecture, Working with Emotional Intelligence, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle et cetera.

Now, I read just whatever interests me, whatever I like, as long as I can afford it, and if my shelf permits, haha.. Nowadays, just lack of space. Might venture into e-books/torrents in the future.  But the fact is I still love to hold paperback books with the small palms of mine.  

Well, till now that's about it! Stay tuned for my upcoming book reviews, one coming out this month!