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5 Books To Read in Perpetual Summer Heat

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”― Rudyard Kipling Whenever New York Times publishes book recommendations for summer, I go mad with jealousy. A change of season warrants a whole new category of books? But I live in year-round tropical heat! I assume we're entitled to perpetual summer reading. As working adults… Continue reading 5 Books To Read in Perpetual Summer Heat

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Since we’re staying in, let’s discuss Fiction

https://flic.kr/p/2kZZrqc On the upside of this pandemic, staying home on most nights and weekends have apportioned me a greater amount of time for books, my everlasting first love. My bedside book pile has grown substantially, and so have my Amazon and Book Depository wish-lists. Hits and misses aside, several titles struck a chord with me,… Continue reading Since we’re staying in, let’s discuss Fiction

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

{Prologue III} Jae (Song Jae Won)'s 1999South Korea They wouldn't let me out. When I finally shoved past the barricade of arms, and barreled out of the bedroom into Dad’s chamber where the loud noises echoed, I had to cough hard to clear my lungs. Clouds of smoke in the air were far too viscous… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

{Prologue II} Pierre, Kim Sarkozy's 1999South Korea His last words to him were: “Do not ever speak a word of what you saw.” Time will never diminish Pierre's memories of this particular night. Through dreams and waking nightmares, his recollection always began like this: The assailant's large pointed dagger was dripping with fresh scarlet blood.… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue II

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi's 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories - as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offer… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

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Laws of Human Nature

Humans are consummate actors, we all wear a mask and we all learn how to lie. We adapt ourselves to our groups and we are so good at acting that we don’t even realize we do. Being aware of our internal self and social selves, we can channel the best of all of our selves.

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A Gentle Rocking Breeze

Out of the blue, she was missing him tonight. It was almost a year since their last text (12th April, to be very exact). This she affirmed with the texting app, and at that moment she scrolled to his chat, he was ‘Online’. When they say technology was a bane of romance there weren’t a single… Continue reading A Gentle Rocking Breeze

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4

{Installation} - [oo4] You trust us to find her? Your trust is cheap. February 2017 South Korea “Here, this is the source of our system’s hijack, Mr Yamaguchi.” The aforementioned ran his eyes across the network protocol and address. “A one-man operation?” “Indeed. Helluva a genius this one is. Shall I get rid of him?… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo4

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cracked perfection

"I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. Our love came unannounced in the middle of the night.… Continue reading cracked perfection

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But it is the nature of stars to cross

"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book." — John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) "It seemed like forever ago, like we've had this brief… Continue reading But it is the nature of stars to cross

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that's where they begin. " I love this book even as I'm sucked into the throes of its deepest tragedies. Even as I'd watched the movie midway through the book, I was unprepared for its ending. Nazism, constant bombings, war-torn countries… Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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Sleep a Little, Dream a Lot

This weekend I'm finally able to catch up on some reading to feed my obsession with caffeine. If you're looking to set up your own café, coffee-house or coffee-bars in future (well, one can always feed their dreams), you've got to check these books out. Complete Book of Coffee: The Definitive Guide to Coffee, from… Continue reading Sleep a Little, Dream a Lot

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♛ SCARLET CAROUSEL | OO3

{Installation} - [oo3] Life would be an endgame if we knew it all. February 2017 South Korea Even Las Vegas was in boycott of his calls. Pierre consciously fights the urge to crush the identical twin of his own cellphone in his palm. Calls to his Nagasaki hometown, directed to the comrade who had handed… Continue reading ♛ SCARLET CAROUSEL | OO3

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Pick of the Week

Karl Pilkington brandishes his unique class of intelligence once again in The Moaning of Life, a humourous take on the human condition and crucial ever-evolving global issues. In Trust Me, I'm Lying Ryan Holiday does an exposè of popular blogosphere; hook, line and sinker of the biggest liars in social media. Onto a lighter read,… Continue reading Pick of the Week

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Book Review: I Heart Paris

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Date Published: January 1st 2010 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Yes I truly heart Paris! With all due bias, this is my favorite in the series. Set in my dream city to live in someday, the third installation captures the mystery and allure of Paris. The Alex/Angela relationship takes a nosedive… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart Paris

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Book Review: You Don’t Have to say You Love Me

Neve Slater's self-esteem is buried somewhere underneath her size 32 waist-line. She battles to fit herself into a size 10 in order to finally attract the attention of her love interest William, and decides to enter a 'pancake relationship' with the sex-god celebrity journalist Max. Max's social reputation as a full-time jerk with the ability… Continue reading Book Review: You Don’t Have to say You Love Me

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Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

Do not read this book on an empty stomach, for it will leave you foraging for every last morsel of chocolate in the refridgerator. With the promise of being introduced to the world of The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, Jenny Colgan has left me more than hooked: I literally devoured her novel in 2… Continue reading Book Review: The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

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September Reads

These couple of chick-lit came in the mail from Book Depository! A cosy, much-desired break from heavy literature. Can't wait to lose some sleep over them. Easy - Tammara Webber Hubble Bubble - Jane Lovering I Heart New York - Lindsey Kelk The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris - Jenny Colgan Unsticky - Sarra Manning… Continue reading September Reads