Animal Wizardry

Animal Wizardry – Familiars Series, Book 1  by Adam Epstein & Andrew Jacobson Aldwyn the alley cat, Skylar the know-it-all blue jay and Gilbert the tree frog of Daku, the prophesised three for land Vastia, the trio legend familiars, saved their loyals and the Queen. Chapter 14: An unwelcome return Secrets of the Crown – The Familiars Series, Book 2 […]

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Dynasty

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs – The Untold Story of a Lost World  by Steve Brusatte This book is about paleontologists, fossil clues and planetary extinction in an academic way. Timeline started from the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to the Cretaceous period. Oddly to know that so many stereotypes that I’m holding about dinosaurs […]

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The Last Tsar

Romanov  by Nadine Brandes Finished a good part of this book on my nice and pleasant trip @ Tanoa & Pullman in Nadi. It’s not really our place to judge Russian history or the royal blood or the age of spell masters, still technically this novel is a well-written one. To Maria & Ivan Even […]

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Reaching the Throne

Catherine the Great – Portrait of a Woman  by Robert K. Massie Audiobook by Mark Deakins A bit too much fuss over her sexuality in spite of her marvelous accomplishments. But it is obvious the writer has done a huge mount of research for this book. It was a very vividly pictured one and was pictured […]

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New India

The Windfall  by Diksha Basu The Jha family got a website sold and thus became rich all of a sudden. It’s so oddly comforting to know that there’re so many similarities between Chinese society and Indian society, ie. the uncomfortable after social climbing, the brutal and pathetic rivalry on amost everything and widespread anxiety over money.

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Crystals

Salt  by Mark Kurlansky Audiobook read by Scott Brick An interesting way to view through the world history by the history of salt. It’s amazing to know how cities and country relationships changed and how historically famous celebrities’ life got affected by salt industry.

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Not That Significant

Normal People  by Sally Rooney Life dramas in our own lives, no matter how devastating or significant they may look, may not be that important as we’d assumed. Being Judged may not last that long.  I never know just why is it so hard to speak out whole heartily.

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Trojan

The Silence of the Girls  by Pat Barker Audiobook by Kristin Atherton Achilles, Briseis the royal slave, Patroclus, Agamemnon, Hector, Priam “kiss the hands of the man who killed my son” begging Achilles for Hector’s dead body. It’s just kind of relieve to see the Trojan war from another perspective.To at least get to think of the fate of Troy’s […]

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