Thursday, June 18, 2009

As I mentioned earlier, Ralph bought six books for me but I still haven't found the time to read them. He's the type of person who goes into a bookstore and walks out with a pile of stuff, even though he only intended to buy one book!


David Beckham: My Son by Ted Beckham.

This book is special not just because of Ted's role as the father of a hero, but because Ted has given exclusive access to all the family photo albums and the unparalleled collection of memorabilia he has amassed during David's career. The book features 300 exclusive images to complement the text, giving a side to David that has never been seen before. David Beckham: "My Son" will delight his fans, giving a fascinating insight into the early life of David, his ambition and determination to succeed as well as his father's pride and joy as he watched him grow into a great footballer.



Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
The jewelled seas and sandy beached of Thailand are a dream destination for most of us, but for the characters in Sightseeing they are home. Rattawut Lapcharoensap's storytelling embraces the everyday in the exotic, to reveal a country that is dynamic and corrupt, full of pride, passion and fear. Sightseeing is an exploration of what it means to be a son, a brother, a parent, a lover, a Thai - and a disenfranchised resident of the global village.
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.



Envy by Kathryn Harrison.
Will has a good sex life with the woman he married. So why then is he increasingly plagued by violent erotic fantasies that, were they to break out of his imagination and into the real world, have the power to destroy not only his family but his career? He's about to lose his grip when he attends a college reunion and there discovers evidence of a past sexual betrayal, one serious enough that it threatens to overpower the present, even as it offers a key to Will's dangerous obsessions.


Flashback by Val McDermid.
The nuns called her Eve when they found her lying unconscious in a Burgundy field. She had no possessions apart from a Tangier ferry ticket - not even her memory, though her accent suggests she is American. All the doctors could discover was that she once had a child.

Since then, Eve has led a tranquil life at the convent. Then one night, while she is away, a dozen camouflaged men make their way through the convent, murdering the sisters in cold blood, looking for 'the American'. With no idea what the intruders want, Eve flees on a desperate journey in search of her identity and her history. But the truth may be more terrible than she can imagine.


The half life of stars by Louise Wener.
Have you ever wished you could walk away from it all? Not for a day, not for a week, but for good.

Claire’s older brother Daniel has disappeared. He leaves work one Friday afternoon, shortly before Christmas, and vanishes into thin air. Married, successful, rich, there seems no reason why he would abandon his life. Has he been killed? Has he been kidnapped? Or has he just had enough?

Set between London and Miami, this is the story of a family with ghosts to bury. It opens on the day of the Challenger shuttle explosion at Cape Canaveral; a tragic moment that rips this family apart and sets Daniel’s disappearance in motion some 18 years later.

In the midst of it all sits Claire, who knows Daniel best. She becomes convinced that she knows where her older brother is and sets off on a journey to find him.


Fingerfood: Best-Ever Small Food Recipes.
Whether you are looking for quick snack or something to make your party go with a swing you'll find plenty of ideas in this attractive book. Every recipe is beautifully photographed to guide and inspire you. The recipes are written in a clear and concise style and each dish has been double-tested in our test kitchens to ensure success every time.


Well, I haven't started reading any of them yet *yawn* and I suppose it would take a very long time for me to finish any of these books. LOL!

So, what is the latest book you have read recently?



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Mike Yip said... @ 18/6/09 9:19 AM

Wow, so many interesting books. Definitely going to check out Amazon for the Beckham book. I'm a sucker for anything Man Utd and Autobiographical.

Monica said... @ 18/6/09 9:28 AM

Hi Mike...ok, go check it out! :)

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Ori said... @ 18/6/09 10:15 AM

interesting picks!!
want that "the half life of stars", but I still have many books abandoned *DONT_KNOW*

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tekkaus said... @ 18/6/09 10:40 AM

You actually have all three of these books? You are a Beckham fan too?? Ha :D

tekkaus said... @ 18/6/09 10:41 AM

Too bad then, maybe you can squeeze out more time to read all these books. Perhaps by prioritizing more?

bluedreamer said... @ 18/6/09 10:43 AM

FLashback seems to be so interesting for me
thanks for sharing this monica

levian said... @ 18/6/09 1:47 PM

the novels, particularly, attracts me!
i am currently reading charlain harris's stockhouse series. =)

Metz said... @ 18/6/09 2:20 PM

Hi,

Dropping by to check out what is new over at your site :) Hope things are well and that you are stress free :) Stay healthy and safe always :) xoxo

faizal said... @ 18/6/09 3:19 PM

wow, thts a lot of books monica.. the 1st one interest me :)

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Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:47 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:48 PM

Missed it again Mon, I got up real late Mon, cause got headache last night!

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Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:49 PM

Slept and then got headache when i woke up still hmmmm....

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Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:49 PM

U gonna read all the books or what Mon? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:49 PM

Dropped MPG and clicked edi!

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Mariuca said... @ 18/6/09 5:49 PM

Back later with the other 2 kay?

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foongpc said... @ 18/6/09 11:52 PM

So many books to read? Haha! Me too. I have a pile of books bought during sales which are collecting dust! :-D

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foongpc said... @ 18/6/09 11:53 PM

I think if you seriously want to read them, you have to start reading bit by bit. That's what I do. One chapter a day before I sleep! Otherwise, maybe I'll never read them in the next 20 years! Haha!

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foongpc said... @ 18/6/09 11:55 PM

So which book you intend to start first? Don't tell me it's the David Beckham book and all you do is flip the pages to look at photos! :-P

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Guest said... @ 19/6/09 2:25 AM

Hi Monica! I'm also not a book person. Currently I'm reading a book for making marriage work. The same one I share in my posts. My hubs on the other hand loves to read. I'm fine with cookbooks and craft books ;)

g'nyt! :*

Ayie said... @ 19/6/09 2:27 AM

ooops, sorry...forgot to log

Hi Monica! I'm also not a book person. Currently I'm reading a book for making marriage work. The same one I share in my posts. My hubs on the other hand loves to read. I'm fine with cookbooks and craft books ;)

g'nyt! :*

Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:27 AM

Hi Faizal! I love the book's cover! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:28 AM

The half life of stars sounds interesting huh :)

Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:31 AM

Yes Tekkaus, those are my new books on my bookshelf! :)
I like Beckham :-[ :-P

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:36 AM

I wish I could have more than 24 hours a day *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:41 AM

u're welcome Bluedreamer! ;)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:43 AM

is it abt vampire? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:43 AM

Hi Metz! Thanks for dropping by :)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:45 AM

Mariuca! :)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:46 AM

you got headache last night Mariuca? you ok now??? :* :*

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:49 AM

I don't like headaches I hope you feel better soon Mariuca!!

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:50 AM

haha how to read all the books lah Mariuca *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:50 AM

Thanks sweetie! :* :*

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:51 AM

I dropped and clicked all yr blogs edi! ;)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:54 AM

yeah so many books to read Foong...aiyoo! yeah, currently collecting dust...hahahhaha :-D

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 7:59 AM

One chapter a day? seems like a really good idea.. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :)

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 8:04 AM

That's a good question that I don't think yet has an answer Foong!
hahahhahahah so smart lah u! how do u know I'm gonna flip the pages to look at his photos only ROTFLMAO!

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Monica said... @ 19/6/09 8:26 AM

Hi Ayie! hahaha it's ok :)

making marriage work? well, a good book will also give you the definition of relationships.. *DONT_KNOW* :-P oh, I love those colorful and beautiful images in cookbooks :-D :-D

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Bill said... @ 19/6/09 10:36 AM

Wow you really like to read Monica. :)

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levian said... @ 19/6/09 10:43 AM

yes it is!
how did you know? did you read them too? =D

Mizé said... @ 19/6/09 11:16 AM

Hi Monica,
The recipes book looks nice, I wouldn´t mind reading it too :)
The last book I read is one I won in a blog guiveaway called "Your money or your life", cool book this one, well for those who like personal finance topics.
Good Friday! :):)

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Nessa said... @ 19/6/09 12:52 PM

The book on Beckham looks interesting... I'd probably look for photos instead of reading! Hehe

I'm more into chic lits esp. by Sophie Kinsella. So far I only have 4 in my collection :( :(

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LEon said... @ 19/6/09 1:14 PM

Some of the books look interesting. The last book I read was Marley and Me.

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JL said... @ 19/6/09 3:21 PM

Maybe make it a point to read like 5 pages for 5 minutes a day? Even though little I'm sure it makes a difference XD

Then you will have lots of stuff to blog about because you read more books already :-D :-D :-D

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life ramblings said... @ 20/6/09 12:35 AM

once in a while, i like to pick up books for reviewing which preferably include anything with words,millionaire, success or beauty in the title. :-P

Monica said... @ 20/6/09 4:35 AM

I didn't read the book, but I know u love vampire!! hahahahah :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/6/09 4:38 AM

I prefer to read magazines Bill! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/6/09 4:40 AM

Hi Mize! yeah I love those colorful and beautiful images in the cookbook :-D "Your money or your life" sounds interesting! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 20/6/09 5:01 AM

So late u got back Mon! ;)

Monica said... @ 20/6/09 5:03 AM

yes Nessa...I'm much more interested to see his pics...lol!
I'm sure u have read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella! :)

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Mariuca said... @ 20/6/09 5:04 AM

Buzz buzz! :)

Monica said... @ 20/6/09 5:16 AM

Hi LEon.. I guess you're a dog person!? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :)

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Monica said... @ 20/6/09 5:19 AM

JL, I've lots of stuff to blog about besides books...hahahhahaa! :-D

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Monica said... @ 20/6/09 5:33 AM

it seems like you prefer to read motivational books, LR! :) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 20/6/09 5:36 AM

we makan @ Sunway Damansara just now, Mariuca! ;)

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Mariuca said... @ 20/6/09 6:03 AM

Wat u had in sunway dsara? :)

Monica said... @ 20/6/09 6:09 AM

I had chicken chop rice! :)

Mariuca said... @ 20/6/09 6:19 AM

Sounds nice la chic chop rice, esp at this hour lol…

Monica said... @ 20/6/09 6:22 AM

haha yeah not bad lah the chic chop rice! and i took pic oso.. hahaha..

Ane said... @ 21/6/09 5:00 AM

Envy looks like an awesome book Mon! :-D I am about to start reading New Moon, I just hope I can find the time.. :-D

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Ane said... @ 21/6/09 5:01 AM

Finger Food is definitely a book I want to have.. anything with quick and food together, I want! LOL :-P

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levian said... @ 23/6/09 10:47 AM

opps, so that was how you figured it out.
that was cheating! XD
but am glad you knew that part of me as well,
you are so lovely to care. =)

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