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…

Currently reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall

Okay, I admit I read this one. I want to read some non-fiction because it’s “smarter” but nothing dull. I found that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, published last November, was just what I needed. At 656 pages, the memoir – like its author – is not small and so…

Currently reading Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things

Confession: I saw the parasol first thing in the cover and thought it was an Asian American novel, and had to read the back cover to be informed otherwise. Published in Canada June 2012, Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things seems timely after the May death of Shriya Shah-Klorfine, the Canadian woman who summited Everest but died…

Currently reading Timber Hawkeye’s Buddhist Boot Camp

I was at SFO early because the airport shuttle hadn’t taken very long at such an early hour, so I had time to linger in the bookstore and I saw Timber Hawkeye’s Buddhist Boot Camp and made up my mind I would read it… I only mention this because Timber recently posted on his Facebook…