It is tough to narrow to ten countries, after all there are so many places that I'd love to visit. So far, I have only been to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. And honestly, I wouldn't mind traveling to these places again if I have a chance. So right now, my top ten list will be those countries that I have never been before:
  1. USA
  2. Europe
  3. Japan
  4. Greece
  5. Egypt
  6. Taiwan
  7. Sweden
  8. Holland
  9. Mauritius
  10. Brunei

ISBN: 0804120056
Pub. Date: June 2004
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Finance whiz Alex Miller decides to end his relationship with his lover. He isn't interested in committed into a permanent relationship in the first place, and he thinks Sydney Raines will understand but she thought he will change his mind in the end. So now he is stuck with her as her firm helps to oversee some of his projects.

Genevieve Monaghan is a talented artist. When Grace Miller, a friend asks her if she is keen to take up a project to paint for the new children's wing in a Boston hospital, she accepts it since her companion has moved away and she is in need of a studio space and Grace has kindly offered to her. The only thing she doesn't expect is, she has to work with charming and good-looking Alex who seems to be getting on her nerves yet she is attracted to him at the same time.

On the other hand, Alex is attracted to a rollerblader he saw at the Central Park, and he is attracted by her simplicity and natural beauty. Imagine his astonishment when he realizes she is the same person who is hired for his project.

Although they are different like day and night, but still this won't stop the attraction from growing between them until it sizzles with intensity.

This is a sweet story about two different people falling in love that will bring a smile to your face.

Found this meme over at Kristy's blog.

Quoted: "The rules are to provide a list of books that you have on your shelves to see if anyone can learn about you from them - but not just any books. They have to be books that you've actually paid for, nothing given, borrowed, stolen, or whatever."

Well, sounds pretty easy isn't it? Here's mine:
  1. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  2. The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
  3. Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks
  4. Bridge of Dreams by Chaz Brenchley
  5. Captive Dreams by Angela Knight
  6. Damnation Street by Andrew Klavan
  7. Flint by Paul Eddy
  8. The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman
  9. The Girls by Lori Lansens
  10. Hover Car Racer by Matthew Reilly
  11. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  12. Losing You by Nicci French
  13. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  14. The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  15. On Thin Ice by Cherry Adair
  16. Out of Control by Shannon McKenna
  17. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  18. The Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop
  19. The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
  20. Sayonara Bar by Susan Barker
I think I will stop at twenty. I wonder what does this list say about me...hmm...
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Your Brain is Orange

Of all the brain types, yours is the quickest.
You are usually thinking a mile a minute, and you could be thinking about anything at all.
Your thoughts are often scattered and random - but they're also a lot of fun!

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about esoteric subjects, the meaning of life, and pop culture.

Wow, I don't think I have that quick a mind. Although I confess I do think a lot, even though some of them aren't really important, hehe. And yeah, I love to daydream. :P


Week of July 29: Harry Potter Mania

OK, so I've been hooked on Harry Potter books like so many others and this week's meme will be about 'The Boy Who Lived'.

So do tell, are you hooked on Harry Potter too? Do you prefer the books or the movies? Have you read all the books yet? Do you plan to?
Till next time...
Yes, I'm hooked to this series, however it is the movies first that got me started. I bought the whole series of the book when the last book was out and I'm currently reading Book 3: HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was fun reading it after having watching the movies, and well there are several scenes that you can't find in the movie version and that's why reading the book is essential, although I'd say I enjoyed watching the movies too.

Well, after last week’s record-breaking number of responses (92 last time I checked–an all-time BTT record), I was tempted to use this week’s question to ask what you all thought about Harry Potter 7–but since a decent proportion of you weren’t going to be reading it at all, that seemed unfair. So instead . . .

Who’s the worst fictional villain you can think of? As in, the one you hate the most, find the most evil, are happiest to see defeated? Not the cardboard, two-dimensional variety, but the most deliciously-written, most entertaining, best villain? Not necessarily the most “evil,” so much as the best-conceived on the part of the author…oh, you know what I mean!

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

The murderer in Birdman, written by Mo Hayder. (Sorry, I'm not going to release the name for fear of spoilers.) He is the most cold-hearted, ruthless and evil villain I have read so far. The way he handled his victims are horrific and even thinking of it now still send shivers down my spine. His famous signature - to have a little bird sewn into the victim's chest after he had horribly mutilated them. It's a very dark story, and also the most memorable crime thriller I have ever read to-date.

ISBN: 0143038079
Pub. Date: February 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

This is a story about a friendship between two women, young and old, and how their encounter with each other changes their life after they have bared their souls and exchange their life stories.

Veronika is a 30-year-old writer. She moves into a quiet and small village in Sweden, hoping to find some isolation and also to devote her time in her writing. She then meets her neighbour, an older woman, whom the village considered her a "witch" because she doesn't mix around with people and they think she is a little strange.

Astrid, the older woman, has been watching her new neighbour behind her curtains the day she moves next to the house, until a day Veronika didn't come out of the house. After much hesitation and out of curiousity, she decided to stop by Veronika's house to have a look and found out she was sick. Although Astrid isn't used to playing hospitality, still she helps Veronika with cooking her meals although she appears to be discreet.

After this incident, their friendship starts to blossom and they become close friends. It is during this time that they began to talk about their past, as each has their own emotional story to tell. The things they had shared are basically about their relationships; e.g. Astrid being rejected by her grandfather as a child, how she came to lose her true love and then spending her life miserably after she was married to a man she didn't love. Veronika, on the other hand, leaves her boyfriend and falls in love with a New Zealander when she met him in a pub one day, but their relationship didn't last and she grieves.

Linda Olsson has written this story with a beautiful poetic style, as she switches the characters' POV by chapters so that the reader is able to get a glimpse of the individual character's thoughts.

What also makes this a captivating read to me is the unique friendship between the two women despite their age gap and different social backgrounds, and how their individual life experiences have changed their mindsets through sharing and learning from each other. There were times that I felt sorry for the characters, but in the end I was simply touched by their courageous for moving on with their lives.
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Word for 25 July: itinerant


  • Passing or traveling about a country; going from place to place; wandering; not settled; as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant peddler.

Adverb: itinerantly


  • a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment; "itinerant traders"

Synonyms: wandering, nomadic, migratory, unsettled, roving, roaming; peripatetic

Antonyms: settled

This morning, as usual, I clicked onto Alice's and Kristy's blog and I was surprised and honoured to note they had nominated my blog for the Rockin' Girl Blogger. Thank you, ladies, for thinking my blog rocks. One of the reasons why I like blogging is besides writing my reviews and thoughts, I get to know some great friends along the way! Thank you, everyone, for being a friend to me. :-)
I know I'm supposed to nominate 4 blogs but believe me, I have a hard time choosing them because there are so many great blogs which I think they rock too, and I don't want to leave any one out.
To all my blogger friends, this award is for you. :D

ISBN: 0316160172
Pub. Date: October 2005
Publisher: Little, Brown Children's Books

This has got to be one of the best YA novels I have ever read in my 'thirty-ish' years! I love reading paranormal stories, thus I didn't hesitate to pick this up after reading the interesting blurb.

17-year-old Isabella Swan moves to stay with her father in Forks, Washington, where rainfall is common in this little town as compared to her mother's place in sunny Phoenix. She struggles to fit in initially, but what intrigues her greatly is the attractive yet strange Cullen family, in particularly Edward Cullen who happens to be her lab partner in class. Bella (as she prefers to be called) is attracted to Edward, but she doesn't understand why he is unfriendly and avoids her like a plague at times. On the other hand, Edward is also fascinated with Bella, but he keeps his distance from her until the day he saves her from a truck accident.

After this incident, Bella insists to find out more about him. She later finds out Edward is a vampire; and though Edward warns Bella to keep a distance from him, still they can't fight off the attractions they have for each other. Bella doesn't care if he doesn't belong to the human race, but little does she know she is putting herself (as well as her family members) at risk after they discover another clan of vampires and they want Bella's blood badly.

The story starts at a slow pace in the beginning; this is where I learn about Bella's family history and why she ends up staying with her father in Forks. Thereafter, the story begins to pick up its pace after reading the part she has met Edward, and how it changes their life after knowing each other. I was very much attracted to Edward despite he being a vampire, he is so very charming. But what most attracted to me was the way he protects Bella even though deep in his heart he wishes her to be his own.

Stephenie Meyer has written a wonderful debut story with a bite and I will be looking forward to reading the sequels New Moon and Eclipse.

Other Bloggers' reviews:
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
3. I'm not into sports, however I don't mind watching gymnastics.

If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
There are so many great fictions to choose from. I don't think I'm able to settle on just one.

What is your favorite breakfast food?
Cereal & milk.

Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
I can't think of anything right now except movies, hehe. I love watching movies with a box of popcorn in hand.

How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
So far I don't have any problem falling asleep because most of the time I feel tired after work, and then I will play with my daughter (nowadays she wants us to sing her nursery rhymes) before going to bed.


  1. Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it?
  2. If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties?
  3. If you’re not going to read it, why not?
  4. And, for the record… what do you think? Will Harry survive the series? What are you most looking forward to?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Believe it or not, I haven't read the Harry Potter series...yet! (Go ahead, laugh at me if you want. LOL.) Now take a deep breath and hear me explain. When the first book was released, I suppose this will be a book for children/young adults so I didn't pay much attention to it. (And don't get me wrong, although I do enjoy reading YA fictions but at that time, I was more into romances, horrors and thrillers novels.) Now if you ask me, I will tell you how much I regret not reading them earlier!!! However, I had watched the movies and loved all of them!

OK, even though I haven't read the books, but surely I want to see Harry survive the series, after all he is the hero of this series, and in my opinion heroes are supposed to live and have a happy ending! On the other hand, I too don't want to see Hermione or Ron die, and I would love to see them being together.
And before I end my reply to this this: I'm seriously thinking of getting the whole series next! :P
It was through Debi's blog that I found this exciting new reading challenge: 2nds Challenge hosted by Joy.

How to participate: You pick 3 books by authors that you have only read once and would love to go back for a second helping. It runs from October through December. (Please visit Joy's blog for more details.)

Anyway, here's my list for this challenge:
  1. Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh (After reading Dangerous Games, I was hooked with her sexy Navy SEAL heroes);
  2. In Search of a Distance Voice by Taichi Yamada (I enjoyed reading Strangers because it is both intriguing and haunting);
  3. The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards (I was mesmerized after reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter because it was such a moving story).
I found this quiz over at Lisa's blog. (By the way, we got the same result!) I like Hermione Granger, because she is not only intelligent but a brave girl too.

By the way, the hubs and I watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last evening. I bought the tickets the day before, knowing that there would be a huge crowd if I bought it at the last minute.

Anyway, I have heard some negative reviews about the movie before watching it, and although I have to admit it wasn't as great as compared to the previous instalments, but still we enjoyed it. And since I don't read the books, I couldn't make any comparison between the two versions. And gosh, I'm amazed at how much the crew members have grown over these years! Just look at Daniel Radcliffe...he has grown to be a fine good looking young man.

Picture downloaded from Yahoo! Movies

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Word for 18 July: unctuous

  • Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
  • Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
  • Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.

Adverb: unctuously

Noun: unctuousness, unctuosity

I have nothing much to blog today; however I would like to share some of the books I bought during lunchtime earlier, hehe.

They are mostly literary fiction books. Here's what's new on my TBR pile:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson

Fragile by Niki Shisler

I bought the first two books because recently I have read great reviews about them (I couldn't believe I gave them a miss when they were first released! But come to think of it, I wasn't really a great fan of literary fiction books then, but now I am. :D) I have also decided to read Astrid and Veronika after finishing Twilight and In Your Eyes.

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You Have Many Alpha Tendencies

You're not a total alpha female, but you certainly know how to - and like to - get your way.
You're forceful without being intimidating. You're confident without being vain. A perfect mix.



What is your favorite fruit?

This is too tough for me! I love most fruits!

Who is someone you consider as a great role model?
My mom. She taught us to be a good person since young; and she had a kind and generous heart.

If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose?
Our neighbourhood library! Ha!

Main Course
Name something you do too often.
This is easy. Read!

Fill in the blank: I really like ___________ because ____________.
I really like to read because it's my passion, not to mention it also helps with my vocabulary and spelling too.


ISBN: 0553588192
Pub. Date: June 2007
Publisher: Bantam Books

For readers who have read Kelley Armstrong, I am sure you are familiarised with her Otherworld series. But do you know that she is also writing a completely new genre? Crime thriller, that's what. I'm so excited about it. I love reading stories about strong heroines, no matter if they are assassins or policewomen.

In this case, Kelley delivers a great new voice in Exit Strategy, where we get to meet the protagonist, Nadia Stafford as the female assassin. Or to be exact, she's a contract killer, and she does her 'assignments' for a Mafia family. Actually, Nadia isn't really borne to be a killer, and she has the blood of a police's family. She used to be a former cop, but was out because of a scandal.

But when the Helter Skelter killer committed several murders and made to the news, her mentor, Jack approaches her and asks if she wants to take on this mission. They later find out that this killer is also formerly a hitman, and is now turning to a serial killer. Hence, it becomes a killer versus killer mission for them all. As Nadia plunges deep into the assignment, she doesn't know who to trust anymore.

I was completely engrossed in reading Exit Strategy due to the tight plot; and that Kelley is great in keeping up the suspense until the end. The protagonist is one tough heroine, and I like that about her. I understand from Kelley's website that there will be a second book after this.

Other Bloggers' reviews:
Musings of a Bookish Kitty

1. In your opinion, what is the best translation of a book to a movie?
2. The worst?
3. Had you read the book before seeing the movie, and did that make a difference? (Personally, all other things being equal, I usually prefer whichever I was introduced to first.)
And, by all means, expand this to as long a list as you like. I’m notoriously awful myself at narrowing down to one favorite ANYTHING. So, feel free to list as many “good” or “bad” movie-from-books as you like. (Heaven knows that’s what I’ll be doing….)
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
I seldom have the time to watch movies nowadays (although I'd love to do so), and even if I manage to squeeze some time for them, I'd usually go for blockbusters (and would watch the others on DVDs). As for movies made from best-selling novels, well I'm a little skeptical about them. Because it is impossible to extract everything from a book to a movie due to time constraint, thus much of the details will be missed. Another great thing about reading a book is, you can leave everything to your own imaginations.
I remember I was excited when Da Vinci Code movie was released because I enjoyed reading the book. But after watching the movie with my hubby, I was greatly disappointed. As for the hubs, he didn't understand some of the scenes so I had to explain to him (you see, he doesn't read novels...well unless they are computer related, ha!).
However, there were a few times that a movie made me want to read the book, i.e. Eragon and Howl's Moving Castle. I liked the movies, so I bought the books (they are still lying in my TBR pile). Although I have yet to read them, but I know I will enjoy them more because of the details.
You Are a Marble Cake

Eclectic, inventive, and peaceful.
You are never willing to accept what's "normal." You live to push the envelope.
You find it hard to make up your mind. You prefer to have everything you want, right away!

Hey, I do accept things that are considered "normal", and I don't live to push the envelope. That's all wrong... but I have to agree that I do get impatient at times. Hehe.

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Word for 11 July: aspersion
  • A damaging or derogatory remark; slander.
  • The act of defaming or slandering.
  • A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.

Synonyms: censure, reproach.

Yesterday I posted a meme on vacationing, and it brought me such good memories of our New Zealand trip that I went home and began digging for some pictures we took...thought I'd share these with you. Here are some of my favourites (they are not really good shots because we took these from a videocam, and the rest are developed from films but I haven't got the time to scan them and put them all here. Moreover, they are too many!)

It wasn't even summer (it was towards winter season actually), and yet we found these beautiful yellow flowers by the roadside. I asked hubby to snap a picture of them because I don't think I will find them here.

A visit to the Kiwifruit Orchard. You wouldn't believe how excited I was! I was like drooling at those big, fat fruits and wished I could pluck them off the branches just like that.

This is another symbol of New Zealand - the silver fern. It has a silver-white colouration on the undersides, and the tour guide explained to us that this distinctive silver colour is useful for laying along tracks for night walking. Wow!

One of the natural reserves we visited. Just look at this waterfall! Whoa! Such a majestic view!

This lake is steamingly hot! And I just love the colour.

There are lots of mountains in New Zealand. The sceneries there are breathtakingly beautiful!

Look at the snow. It was extremely windy when we stood on these mountains. But I enjoyed the cold experience because we don't have four seasons here!

This is another great scenic spot. The tour guide told us that some of the scenes from The Lord of the Rings were shot at this place!

Sky Tower, Auckland

Isn't this beautiful? I wish I have a house like that. Over here, we stay in high rise apartments.

Some time ago, I posted a blog on my fridge magnets here.

And my best friend, Jennifer knowing that I collect them, sent me several more!!! And can you imagine how excited I was to receive these cool magnets from her?

( The above picture is an overview of how my fridge looks like, hehe. Did you notice the re-arrangement of the magnets as compared to the previous post? :P)

Please click onto images for a larger version.

Brand new magnets from Jennifer:

1) The red bird with "OHIO" printed on it;

2) The horse carriage from Colonial Williamsburg;

3) U.S. Open 2007 Oakmont (with a squirrel);

4) "Wine Gets Better With Age...The Older I Get The More I Like It";

5) Colorado (beautiful scenery); and

6) The Villages - Florida

Thank you so much, Jennifer! I LOVE them all!!!


ISBN: 0399154345
Pub. Date: July 10, 2007
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Wow! I absolutely enjoyed this book! I'd have finished this book sooner, if I wasn't sick and delayed my reading. Anyway, I like the plot, as well as the characters and the suspense behind the story.

Phoebe MacNamara is the top hostage negotiator with the Savannah Police Department. While trying to prevent a suicidal bartender from jumping off the roof, she gets to know Duncan Swift, who happens to be the bartender's employer and he owns a sports bar. She manages to coax the bartender down from the roof, and after this incident Duncan can't seem to stop thinking about her. Phoebe, on the other hand isn't so sure about their relationship, since she has left her ex-husband some years ago and is very happy with her young daughter and her agoraphobic mother whom they have survived from her ex-lover who had broke into their house and terrorized them when she was younger. Till now, Phoebe's mom doesn't dare to step out from her house. It was partly this incident that Phoebe decides to become a hostage negotiator, taking after Dave, who was the negotiator then and is now her mentor/superior.

Then, someone assaults her in the police station by putting a hood over her head and humiliates her. Subsequently, she starts to receive a mutilated doll and dead animals at her doorstep. Thinking it is a subordinate she had had an issue with, she confronts him but later finds out that someone other than her subordinate is watching her every moment closely. She soon learns he is out to get revenge, and she intends to stop him before he succeeds in getting what he wants.

I was really hooked to the story from the beginning to its ending. Nora Roberts succeeds in creating a great suspense and holding it and never let go. There were times I was impatient and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. And another thing is, I like everything about the hero, Duncan. He is such a sweet and understanding man, that at times I wish he is real. High Noon is definitely a keeper for me.

Week of July 8: Vacationing
I'll be going on vacation next week, so that inspires this weeks meme:
1. What is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere that is relaxing...perhaps somewhere that has a beach, and near to a city area so I can shop!
2. Would you rather drive or fly? Fly. It always excite me.
3. Have you ever been on a cruise? Would you want to go on one? Yes. But I don't think I'd go for a cruise all seems the same to me.
4. What has been your best/worst vacation? My best vacation was our trip to New Zealand. The scenery is great, and we even enjoyed the tour group and all.
5. How long do you think is long enough for a vacation? I'd be glad if I'm able to go for more than two weeks! Hehe.
6. Do you spend alot of money while on vacation? Do you buy alot of souvernires? What's the coolest one you've gotten? It depends. And if possible, I will try to get as many souvenirs as I can. Hmm...maybe a model of a Kiwi from New Zealand, because it looks so real, even the furs.
7. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation? Europe and the U.S.!!! I want to visit my best friend in PA!
till next time...

Annoucement: As the chef is away, the Friday’s Feast kitchen is closed this week. However, someone from the club volunteered to cook up some great dishes, and so here we are.

Friday's Feast


What was the first job you ever had?
I remember I was a clerk in an engineering firm.

Name a profession you have always wanted to try.
A Graphic Designer.

Name a profession you would NEVER want to try.
Anything that has to do with sales. I'm not really good in persuading people.

Main Course
What is your favorite sound in the world?
Right now, my daughter's laughter.

If there is a Heaven, what would you like to hear from God when you arrive? "Welcome, you're home!"

First of all, let me wish all my American friends a Happy Independence Day! So what did you all do on this day? Share with me...I'd love to hear them from you.

I have been sick for the past few days...actually have been weeks. Initially it all started with a cough, this has been going on for about two weeks, and when I thought it was getting better, I came down with flu. Visited the clinics several times, completed a few courses of antibiotics, and my horror, I lost my senses of smell and taste. I consulted the doctor, he said it was normal, considering that I had cough and a blocked nose. I was so worried. I mean, I love food. Life will be meaningless to me if I can't smell or taste. Finally...just this morning, I can begin to smell and taste a little. I miss some of my favourite food. I tell myself when I'm fully recovered, the first thing I will do is to indulge myself with lots of food and cold drinks. You wouldn't believe how miserable I was for the past few weeks. Anyway, I make sure I drink lots of water every day and wear a jacket in the office, because my workstation is out in the open and the air-conditioning is in full blast. But then when I step out of the office, the weather is bright and sunny outside. No wonder I'm sick. Oh, well.

I'm behind my reading. The reason? Read above. Ha! But I do managed to read a few chapters on my way to work this morning, and it's getting very intense.

Mentioning of reading, I can't wait to get a copy of Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh, and The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly. It always seems like a long wait to me whenever his next book is released, and I love reading his books.

And mentioning of books always reminds me of my TBR pile. Yesterday when I got home from work, I noticed a pile of my books which I stacked on my study desk (and against the wall) have tumbled. Sometime ago, someone asked me how come I am able to stack them without having them falling, so now they do. And no prize for guessing correctly, because they are way too many! Haha. But that won't stop me from buying more books in future. Yeah, that's me.

I think I have enough ramblings for today. I hope all of you have a wonderful day.
Your Gemstone is Topaz

Comforting, considerate, and stable.
You are down to earth and grounded.
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Word for 4 July: claque
  • A group hired to applaud at a performance.
  • A group of fawning admirers.
How time flies! Can you believe that half the year has already gone?! Nonetheless, I made a list of the books I read over the past 6 months, and here is the list (the top being the earliest I read; highlighted in blue means they will be shortlisted for my 'Book of The Year 2007'):
  1. Talyn by Holly Lisle
  2. The Husband by Dean Koontz
  3. Pig Island by Mo Hayder
  4. Angel Fire by Linda Lael Miller
  5. All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz
  6. Red Leaves by Thomas H Cook
  7. My Nerdy Valentine by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  8. Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught
  9. Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh
  10. Flint's Code by Paul Eddy
  11. The Dollmaker by Amanda Stevens
  12. No Regrets by Shannon K Butcher
  13. Officer Down by Theresa Schwegel
  14. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edward
  15. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  16. Sight Unseen by Samantha Graves
  17. Ice Blue by Anne Stuart
  18. Jackson Rule by Dinah McCall
  19. Be Mine by Laura Kasischke
  20. Shadows at Sunset by Anne Stuart
  21. Thief with No Shadow by Emily Gee
  22. Life's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard
  23. Dark Seduction by Brenda Joyce

All right, so I have read 23 books for the past 6 months. After making some calculations, that means I read an average of 3 books every month. Not so bad...but I think there's always room for improvement, hehe.


Week of July 1: Would You Rather....

1. jump out of a plane or bungee jump? None of them!!! Terrified of heights!
2. be stranded on a deserted island alone or be stranded with someone you hate? alone
3. eat fried worms or eat chocolate covered bugs? chocolate covered bugs
4. trip and fall in front of your co-workers or trip and fall in front of someone you have a crush on? co-workers
5. shave your head bald or die your hair purple? dye my hair purple
6. not be able to talk or not be able to stop talking? Not be able to talk
7. always be cold or always be hot? cold

till next time...