Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Anyone Else Read Any Books Lately?

These books are from my most recent purchases (left) from Bookexcess at Amcorp and (right) from a stall at the weekend fleamarket at Amcorp too! I finished reading them today.

'Rock Me Gently' by Judith Kelly is based on a diary kept by Judith Kelly during her two years stay at a Catholic orphanage back in the fifties in Sussex, England. A convent childhood filled with terror with both mental and physical abuse. Quite different from what I envisaged a convent upbringing meant. But then of course, in Malaysia, we only had convent schools where the students fared exemplary well!

'CatWings'by Ursula K. Le Guin with Illustrations by S. D. Schindler is a children's book about this litter of kittens born with wings! The author had dedicated this book : 'To All The Cats I've Loved Before" ~ cute!

Their mother, Mrs. Jane Tabby could not explain why all four of her children had wings. "I suppose their father was a fly-by-night," a neighbor siad, and laughed upleasantly, sneaking round the dumpster. "Maybe they have wings because I dreamed, before they were born, that I could fly away from this neighborhood," said Mrs. Jane Tabby.....

I was actually looking for my copy of 'Legacy' by Shahriza Hussein for want of something to read tonight but as usual, things are no longer in their 'safe' and 'I know its there' places after some tidying up had been carried out. True to the meaning of 'organised chaos!'

And my copy of 'Little Hut of Leaping Fishes' is in the car with 'Evening Is The Whole Day' - hoping to be able to make to October's Readings@Seksan on Saturday, 25/10/08 at 3.30pm ~ which looks like its not gonna happen for me!

And so this is the book that is gonna keep me company tonight! 'The Little Friend' by Donna Tartt which reminds me that I had yet to finish another title by her: 'The Secret History' which I started some couple of months back but put down to read 'Riding the Iron Rooster' by Paul Theroux. As usual, the book is somewhere in MY room, another victim of more tidying up!

Good nite Folks!

p.s.: This morning, I did two rounds of 1km in 28mins and then walked for a bit more clocking in a total of 50mins. Don't know why but was a wee bit tired.


Emile Zola@life said...

Since my retirement, I go for jogging at the nearby garden after sent my kids to school from Mon to Sat ( rest on Sunday), I will have at least 3km walk @ 45 mins. But today after jog about 1km, I need to stop due to sizzling rain.

MsP said...

Reading The Last Empress by Anchee Min

Emily said...

MsP: have you read A Thousand Splendid Sun? I remember the board was chatting about this earlier.

3lilangels said...

Did you go to the MPH warehouse sale today? I wanted to go, but the baby is having fever. What bad timing! I rented a few books but haven't started reading yet, cos I'm likely to obsess over the book and neglect the kids. *_* Waiting for d'hubby to come back and watch the kids.

Emily said...

No lah dearie, Did not go anywhere since Tuesday. Been housebound. Going in for de scan tomorrow.... sunday perhaps!

I heard that two container loads were being off loaded into the 100yen shops! anyone been to any outlets last couple of days?

Take care of yourself!

MsP said...

Not yet.... but read The Kite Runner.... will get to that soon :)

Chet said...

Missed you at Seksan's, Emily!

Donna Tartt's The Secret History is VERY good. It was the first printed book I finished when I took up reading printed books again. Before that, I was reading ebooks.

Emily said...

Hi Chet!
I am sore having to miss October's Readings@Seksan! Got lovely writeup and lots of pics at Sharon's to tide me over my grief though! LOL!

I love The Secret History too, especially the author's description of the vast open sky in winter in the barn where he spent the winter holidays .... absolutely smashing! Now .... where is that book!

BTW, I plan to be at Silverfish this Friday (31/10) around 2 to 2.30pm. Wanna join Nesa and me for late lunch/early tea?