Currently reading Primates of Park Avenue and Unseen City

I need to just blog faster. Seriously. There are so many books that I have finished that I want to comment on – “what it meant to me” – but it takes me forever as I mull over what I want to say and if I’ve said everything I want to say. “Currently reading” is…

Currently reading: Lucy Holliday’s A Night in with Grace Kelly

When I’m looking for instant gratification by filtering VPL’s ebook collection by “Available Now”, I often see Lucy Holliday’s A Night in with Audrey Hepburn. Little did I know it was a trilogy until I saw the second volume, starring Marilyn Monroe and then I finally saw A Night in with Grace Kelly (2016). Audrey…

Currently reading Kathleen A Flynn’s The Jane Austen Project

When I finished reading Kathleen A. Flynn’s The Jane Austen Project (TJAP) at 5 am, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me and I gave it a five-star rating on Goodreads. I haven’t done that before. I did as I do now and found the title searching what’s Available Now in e-books at…

Year in review 2017: Books

Total books “read”: 40 – Percentage that were audiobooks: (15/40 = 38%) – Percentage that were “Asian-American”: (13/40 = 33%) – Percentage non-fiction: (11/40 = 28%) – Percentage written by celebrities: (7/40 = 18%) – Percentage Can Con (11/40 = 28%)           Jessica Alba’s The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You (Mar…

Year in review 2016: Books

I thought I would not get a drop of reading done this year and for several years but- me not read? It’s impossible as it turns out. In the past, I tried twice to use Overdrive and check out e-books from the library but I couldn’t set-up it properly – the set-up wasn’t foolproof. But…

Year in review 2015: Books

Ohhh, this review isn’t so very late since it’s not quite a week into the new year, right?? So let me just get right to it. Total books “read”: 30 – Percentage that were audiobooks: 33% (10/30) – Percentage that were “Asian-American”: 13% (4/30) – Percentage non-fiction: 47% (14/30) – Percentage written by celebrities: 23%…

Currently reading Dave Eggers’ The Circle

A few years ago, I tried to listen to Dave Eggers’ 2000 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I noticed it on my sister’s bookshelf in the early 2000s (how could you not), further it was on the New York Times bestseller list and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize… but I couldn’t finish even…

Currently reading Alan Doyle’s Where I Belong

I thought I would break from my usual and write about something I truly was currently reading but it was such a quick and easy read and I write so slowly, once again, I’m talking about a book I’ve finished. I have seen this title around since its publication last October. I couldn’t miss it…

Year in review 2014: Books

It might say something but I don’t entirely recall spending this year reading but when I look back upon this list – which I start in, oh, July – I managed to sneak it in. I suppose next year, I’ll be starting this list in January. I’ve been reading a lot during my December holiday…