Book Review – To Sell is Human

Being part of a marketing team at my organisation, I am compelled to read books like this. And let me tell you this book delivers more than I anticipated! Let’s be honest, persuading, convincing and influencing others are not my strongest points. Wow! Really? I hear you say. Well, maybe I’ve done these in more…

Book review – Dead Image: A Detective Sergeant Best Mystery

Here’s another trashy book from the rubbish pile. I only picked it up because I like the cover – so cool! (Note: the background image is an actual scene taken in 1874 of boatmen searching for bodies at the scene of the Regent’s Park explosion) It was actually hard for me to read this especially…

Book review – Dumplin’

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy is a story of a plump (I’m being politically correct here but let’s just say she’s fat) teenage girl name Willowdean who lives in a fictitious town called Clover City in the USA (state of Texas). Nothing much happens in this town except for the town’s beauty pageant event. Willowdean’s mum…

Book Review – Mammoth

Ok this might be the first ever book review for this year. Oh wait, maybe not…I think I wrote a book review sometime back in February this year. It was the Library Book – a historical overview of public libraries in the USA revolving around the story on the LA Public Library fire, which happened…

Book Review – The Library Book

As a librarian, visiting and learning about other libraries is a happy experience for me. Even if I’ve not visited the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) before, I feel like I have after reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book. Orleans uses the story of the LAPL fire in 1986 to write and explore all things…