Sunday, 9 March 2014

Books For The Weekend

A friend passed these two books to me. One on loan, and I'm halfway through reading it, reading it before bedtime and another, was a gift. How nice, right? 

The Crossing is a nice complement to the book I was reading two weeks before, which is
The books on James Cracknell and Ben Fogle are about rowing so what made me so interested that I actually pick them up? Just for the mention of Marathon des Sables; which is a six-day 160KM race across the Sahara desert and billed as the toughest footrace on Earth. Both had run in it. (They did a whole lot of other stuff too individually, by the way).

I picked up on it just because of the mention of the grueling race and find the books hard to put down. Of course the books aren't about them running a marathon but I enjoyed reading them. Plus learning a bit on rowing. (Used to be in Kelab Kayak when I was in Form 4 and in the Kelab Perahu Layar or sailing club when I was in Form 1 & 2... not much good at them, though...)

I mainly read autobiographies nowadays. 

The last fiction I read was this, if I'm not mistaken
I have a few of Murakami's books and this one was a present from Hubby for Mother's Day a few years back. ^^ *very early hint*

Nothing too high-brow or intellectual for me! 

And am certainly no match to Small Kucing's Mamarazzi prowess in reading books! LOL

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  1. Hope you enjoyed reading the books!

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    1. Enjoyed/enjoying them a lot! :-)

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  2. wow, looks like many people around are book lovers huh?? this Mak Glam has got so many activities.. she runs, she blogs, she FBs, she reads..... and those books look inspiring too, bet you must be enjoying/enjoyed reading them a lot..

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    1. I sure have a lot of free time, right? HAHAHA

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    2. we know you are also BUSY but i guess you are always efficient and manage your time well.. the only time you are not doing anything is not because you are busy but LAZY~~ :p

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    3. Which is quite a lot of time! lol

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    4. at least we know you are frank~~ :p

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    5. No need to hide and be a hypocrite. :P

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  3. haiyoh, i feel so embarrassed now.. bought so many books and filled up my rack and yet just displaying them there collecting dust.. have not even started reading any book, yet downloaded so many eBooks lately.. :p

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    1. I so lazy, never download e-books :-D

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    2. thanks again to the BIG HEART Mama Meow, i downloaded free eBooks from the website she recommended me :p

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    3. Me old. Got e-book, I still print them to read :-D

      Yes, meow heart always big, always generous :-)

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    4. what big heart....ebook free punya mah....i keep quiet about free stuff pun i wont untung....share share la ..i share with people then people might share with me mah...right?

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    5. still big heart lah... :)

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  4. I loves to read, but take ages to read a book...

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    1. Reading isn't a race. We can take as long as we want to. Right? :-)

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    2. yes...it's a journey to be enjoyed...no need to race...errr...unless borrow library books la :p.

      Last time my school library , max can "renew" borrow is only 3x continuously.

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    3. When I was in primary school, I think I had my name on all the books in my school's library, up to a point, I found nothing new to read. LOL

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  5. Enjoy reading ya, hehe!!! =]

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  6. I love reading when I was in college but not anymore as I couldn't find the time.

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    1. I'm lucky I have a lot of free time to still indulge in reading. I

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  7. You kn kayak club? wah....what else what else....


    That James Cracknell and Ben Fogle sounds interesting. I just finished reading "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail " by Cherly Strayed. About her hiking alone across Pacific Crest Trail .

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  8. Saw many loves Murakami's books. I bought in BBWS few years ago. tried to read...cannot masuk otak. Title was blind willow something something

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    1. Tell me about it.

      But despite the thought provoking and well, weird story... I find Murakami's writing giving a sense of escapism. I dunno...

      ANyway, better his books than torrid romance fiction for me! :P

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  9. Not reading any running book now cause those book provoke me to register more race :P

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    1. I'm trying to provoke myself into getting disciplined in training by reading these books. Ain't happening yet :-D

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  10. Reading on the "Inferno" (Dan Brown) now.
    But too lazy/costly to read the English version, I got the China Mandarin translated version. The translation is terrible, but the story was interesting. Started yesterday and almost done now.

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    1. The book is about 400 pages. Today can only continue after work, hence I may need another day to finish it.

      I read Mandarin really fast, 200 pages can finish in 4 hours. Average pace 50 page per hour or 1.2 min/page.... :P

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    2. Lol

      You know your reading pace too! :-D

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    3. Yup.... bad habit of a runner...

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  11. Got Haruki Murakami latest work, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" in Mandarin too. Interesting reading, but I don't really like his writing style cause too much of negative energy.

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    1. Ooooo... nice.

      But yeah, there is that factor when reading his books ;-)

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