Book Review – The perfect world of Miwako Sumida

I heard a podcast (about 43:36) on this book’s author Clarissa Goenawan and found her interesting. She’s an Indonesian-born Singaporean who writes stories based in Japan about Japanese characters. She is an author who is obsessed with Japan but I’m not sure if she has actually lived there. Anyway, the book they were reviewing was…

Book Review – Before the coffee gets cold

This book was recently given to me as a Christmas gift. I have been reading it during my holiday in Canberra. I totally enjoyed it. I cried and laughed. It’s quite a heart-warming story about friendship and love between friends, lovers, husband and wife, sisters, and mother and daughter. Highly recommended! This book was originally…

Book Review – Halo – Cryptum

I borrowed this book by Greg Bear 3 months ago and it’s taken me only this time to finish it. I actually didn’t know about Halo. I just liked the cover when it arrived in my library as a new item. So I borrowed it. As I started reading it, I found more about Halo….

Book Review – Sapiens, Vols 1 and 2

I came across the first volume while working (that’s what happens when you work in a public library). My first thought when I checked it out was that my son would love to read this book. I’ve read Harari’s Sapiens non-fiction book five years ago. This has similar content but in a graphic novel format….

Book Review – The God Equation

Ok you might say that I’m an armchair physicist before I read this book by Michio Kaku. It was one of the new arrivals at my library and I was quickly drawn into it. The cover didn’t even look like a physics book nor did the title – The God Equation. Maybe the word ‘equation’…