Monday, February 25, 2013

What are you reading? Keep it short and simple (2)

Here is a sequel to the blogpost  "What are you reading? Keep it short and simple." Well, I promise not to make it a habit of keeping reviews this short.... :-)

I'm currently reading "Quiet" by Susan Cain. The book got a lot of reviews... very good reviews for that matter. Usually, I set my expectations low for books that receive high praises, just so I do not get disappointed. But honestly, even though I'm just in the first couple of pages, I am totally blown away. Quiet makes a good case for us introverts out there. But I think every extrovert, in all their glory, should sit still and read this book. I am loving it so far! Will let you know if I change my mind but I doubt it. Cain, well done! :-)

I decided to punctuate my list of books with this hilarious novel, "Lucy Sullivan is getting married" by Marian Keyes. I think I have read one of Keyes' book before but I'm not so sure. The front cover does not hold much promise but trust me, as soon as you flip past the first chapter, you are glued. The first day, I read it straight into the night. I could not put it down. Reason I slept 3.24am-ish. My alarm went off 5.30am-ish and i finally got out of bed 8.00am-ish with a nagging headache. But the adventure was worth it. I can think of 3 other people who would love to read this book right now! Pure comedy and beautiful romance. Each character play a significant role, one we can all identify with in our day to day life. No long narration from me, go get your copy!

"The Best Advice I Ever Got" by Katie Couric is a collection of powerful "essays" from famous and somewhat famous individuals, each telling us one or two life lessons that served as a pivotal force that helped them get to where they are today. I almost flipped out of my seat when I read Matt Lauer's Sometimes You Gotta Go Off Course. An experience I could totally relate to! What is that saying again? There is nothing new under the sun! Well, I'll recommend this book to every young people, aspiring to be something more :-) And oh, this book was originally bought as a gift... I had to sneak through it to be sure it was worth it. And yes, it was!

 I bought this book for my niece. She said that she enjoyed reading it. Now I can't wait to read it too :-) Have you read a copy? Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. 

What are you currently reading?