10 facts about me

i decided to put up this post on the 13th of december, in honor of my birthday, so that you’ll know a little more about me!! i hope this isn’t too boring

  1. my favorite color is gray. i know, not a very interesting favorite color, but i just seem to really like the color, considering most clothes i own are gray.
  2. i really really like k-pop. my favorite group has to be super junior. any elfs here? i wish kry would come to sg, but they probably won’t have a chance until 2018 :<

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    aww heechul is so adorable

  3. i would love to travel to europe ❤
  4. i live in singapore, a country in southeast asia
  5. i have read a total of 49 books this year so far, which was more than i expected, tbh
  6. my other favorite group other than sj would definitely have to be the vamps!! they’re coming to singapore next year, ahh i’m so excited!!!
  7. my favorite genre is fantasy. it was a fantasy book that got me into reading all those years ago 🙂
  8. my favorite fairy tale is the beauty and the beast
  9. i don’t like wearing dresses and only own 1 dress. (i don’t mind skirts, but just rarely wear dresses)
  10. i have no idea how i’m still alive after all the yewook moments from kry in bkk [esp that backhug from yesterday] *faints*

so if you didn’t notice, this post was also another reason for me to fangirl over my favorite groups. oops…

 

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Book Travelling Thursdays: Favorite Re-Telling

book travelling thursdays is a weekly meme created by danielle @danielle’s book blog and catia @the girl who read too much. click here to visit the goodreads page for more information! all you have to do is to state why you chose this book, show the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. this week’s topic is: because we’re never to old to believe in fairy tales choose your favorite re-telling!!

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
author: mark haddon
rating: 4.25/5 stars
synopsis [from goodreads]:

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally

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Waiting on Wednesday | 9/12/2015

waiting on wednesday is a weekly event hosted by @breaking the spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. i haven’t done one for quite some time, so i decided to do one this week.

title: passenger (passenger #1)
author: alexandra bracken
publication date: 5 january 2016
publisher: disney-hyperion

i have not yet read her other series, the darkest minds trilogy, but i have heard very very good things from those who have received arcs (advanced readers copies) of this book. also, you have to check out the book trailer for this. it is amazing!! click here to watch it

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passenger synopsis [from goodreads]:

passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

title: illuminae (the illuminae files #1)
authors: amie kaufman and jay kristoff
rating: 5/5 stars
synopsis [from goodreads]:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

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“Am I not merciful?”

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