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Hihi! Last night following a brief fling with Mr Migraine, Mrs Fever decides to play house thus I will try to keep this entry brief.

It's been a while since I've brought up about the books I've purchased or been reading. To be honest, I haven't been doing much of it this past year, mainly because the titles I chose to buy were so hard to get into. In terms of story flow, when the author fails to actively engage you, well, that pretty much sums up 2010. A special shout out to Kitty from Australia, who had expressed interest in my reading. I hereby dedicate this post to you, mate!

The other day saw me clawing through my stash for a particular title when I stumbled across a Haruki Murakami novel. A forgotten gem only to be dug up few years later; it was still in mint condition thus no harm done. I have now learn to never buy things in bulk, especially books, for distraction is a flaw that I'm struggling to correct but to no avail. Before I could go into depth as to how the relationships between the lead male character and the circumstances of his life -past and present- that drove him along to the inevitable outcomes, my package from Amazon arrived...

"Life changes fast.
  Life changes in the instant.
  You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.

The Year Of Magical Thinking
is an account of American author, Joan Didion's attempt to cope with the unexpected death of her husband of almost forty years. At the same time, their daughter was in a medically-induced coma. Standing at a little over 200 pages, she reveals how her inner turmoil of grieving and fending off uncontrollable vortices of emotional pain led her to a state of 'magical thinking.'

This is, by far, one of the most engaging book I have read, even though I haven't gone too far into the author's 'magical journey.' Every detail of every situation was intricately described; the first chapter had already got me bawling. Get your copy via Amazon because it's neither available at Kinokuniya nor Borders. F!@#$%

I have 3 more titles to pick up before self-imposing a book ban. Is it so difficult to wish for more than 24 hours in a day?

Here's Milo signing off on my behalf. "Woof Woof!"

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This is the the book which kept me deliberating in the bookstore.
I couldn't decide to get this or another novel by Jodi Picoult.

This is a story set in Germany during World War II.
The entire tale is narrated by Death, an interesting point of view.

So pick up a copy the next time you walk past a bookstore near you☆

当时我决定不了到底要买这本还是另一本Jodi Picoult的书.



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I got it!

I finally got it!! ヾ(^▽^)ノ

The Tales of Beedle The Bard only have 105 pages...
I'm definitely able to finish it this afternoon~.

It's closely related to the 7th book Deathly Hallows, if you don't know.

All my Harry Potter novels are UK editions.
I told myself to get the same edition, though I don't see the US edition..

The illustrations drawn by J.K.Rowling are marvelous☆

Recently I've been too absorbed with anime Skip Beat!
The Taiwanese adaptation starts production this month, starring Jerry Yan.

I can't wait~!! σ(^。^;

Happy Wedding Anniversary to my parents!
They are out enjoying their lone time right now (lol)


我终于买到啦!! ヾ(^▽^)ノ

The Tales of Beedle The Bard》只有105页而已呢...

若你还不知道的话,该本书跟弟7本《Deathly Hallows》息息相关.



最近沉迷于《Skip Beat!

我迫不及待想看~!! σ(^。^;

他们现在啊... 正在享受二人世界 (笑)

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Saturday - 2 hours before closing time, only a couple of breathing souls in the Post Office.
Do you know how annoying it is to queue for 30 minutes, just to mail out 3 gifts which only takes me 5 minutes tops? And I'm peeved that I have to pay 10 cents extra for each [Air Mail] stickers, which I never need to pay for before.

I still have yet the courage to get those cards which allows you to voice-record, though.
Maybe next time☆

Next on my agenda was to head straight to my bookstore, the one I buy most of my books (lol)
I went straight to the Young Adult section, grab my book and made my way gleefully to the cashier. ヽ( ゜ー゜)ノ

It doesn't disappoint!! σ(^。^;

I spent the night reading till my eyes turned moist from too much yawning.
And when I start rubbing my eyes, it's an obvious sign that I should go to bed whether I like it or not.

Sunday - Starting from Chapter 16 at 10am, I read it all the way till 1pm.
I ended up with a bad flu, my nose looking like Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer.
After 3 whole hours of sobbing (it's not exaggeration!), my chest felt extremely heavy that it's hard to breathe. I'd kept all the weeping sounds inside me that they cluster & form into a huge rock, sitting on my chest. (ノ_・、)

It's not the first time that I'd cried while reading, but I have never done so for 3 hours straight!
The last few times I've cried so hard when when Marley the dog had died & the ending of "My Sister's Keeper." Also when Dumbledore died and the Hogwarts gang talked about it in the hospital wing, and when Dobby died! (つд⊂)

Thank God I found this novel, another gem that I've read this year!

星期六 - 在邮局关门之前的2个钟头,幸好没有很多人.
现在每一张[空邮]贴纸要加付一毛钱,以前都不用的! 气不气人呢?!


接下来我就直奔到书局,直接拿了小说就兴奋地到柜台付钱. ヽ( ゜ー゜)ノ

真的没令我失望耶!! σ(^。^;


星期天 - 早上10点从第16章继续阅读,一直到下午1点.
看完后,伤风就来了. 鼻子搓得红肿肿的.
泣不成声,把声音都埋在心里,貌似结成一块大石头压坐在胸口上. (ノ_・、)

边看小说边哭,不是我的第一次. 可是我从来没有哭了整3个钟头呢!
之前苦的原因是当那只狗Marley死的时候,以及《My Sister's Keeper》的结局.
还有,当我读到Dumbledore和Dobby死的那一刻... (つд⊂)


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Bought this novella more than a year ago.
I have quite a few novels by this author, which are always a pleasant read☆

Like my first reading, I cried while reading the ending~ (ノ_・、)
I wonder if I'll be able to find a guy like Big Bear... 。・゚(´□`)゚・。
... who pursues a flying career to fulfill his deceased girlfriend's dream.

It's been almost 2 years since I had pink nail polish.
Staring at them... I just feel they don't suit me no more! (T^T)

I'm gonna get Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper later today.
Reckon I'm gonna cry again while reading the novel... (TωT)


就像我第一次阅读的一样,总是在看结尾的时候一直泣不成声~  (ノ_・、)
不知是否能不能找到像大熊这样的男人...  。・゚(´□`)゚・。
... 为了完成逝世的女友的梦想所以就去考试当飞机师.

看着指甲... 觉得好像不再适合我呢! (T^T)

待会儿,我要去买Jodi Picoult 的原著 My Sister's Keeper.
我敢肯定我在阅读的时候一定会哭... (TωT)

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Yippee!! I got the book!!! b(⌒o⌒)d
There was only 1 copy on the shelf and I snapped it up!
Right now it's sitting right next to me, waiting to be read. (lol)

There's far less pages than "The Historian" yet it cost a whole $10 more!

Over the weekend, I got a new brand of concealer & makeup base.
My skin looked so flawless when I applied it on yesterday!! σ(^。^;

Moments like this highly boost my self-confidence, you know? (´・ω・`)

I am gonna be a good girl and continue reading my current novel.
I'm right at the middle of the story and it's getting exciting!

I promise I will finish the entire book before I go on the next one☆

太好了!! 我买到书咯!!! b(⌒o⌒)d
现在它就在我旁边,等着我. (笑)

跟"The Historian"比起来, 书页太少了还贵了整10块钱!

昨天搽上去的时候,我的皮肤显得很PERFECT!! σ(^。^;

在这种情形下,我的自信心会大增,你能了解吗? (´・ω・`)



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I am addicted to Caffeine. _| ̄|○
3 days ago, I decided to stop my intake of coffee.
As a result, I felt tired all day and even had to take naps! (= _=;)

This morning, I had a cup of nice, warm coffee.
It's already noon and I'm still perky without a sigh of lethargy☆

I'm still reading my novel at a slow, steady pace
I should tell you that it's a modern re-telling of the Dracula story.
But did you know that Bram Stoker's Dracula is largely based on Vlad III the Impaler?

His preferred method of torture & execution was impalement. (゚ロ゚)
Death by impalement was slow and painful and can go on for hours or days!

You should also know that the Dracula story is purely fictional; Vlad Ţepeş was never a vampire.

我对咖啡喝上瘾了. _| ̄|○
结果弄到我整天喊累,还想睡午觉! (=_=;)


你知不知道Bram Stoker的 Dracula 根据Vlad III the Impaler 这个人物呢?


你也应该知道,Dracula的故事是虚造的,Vlad Ţepeş并不是个吸血僵尸.

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Walking into a bookstore have become a habit whenever I'm outdoors.
Yesterday, I did just that☆

Well... I walked out with "The Historian" in my hand.
Of course I paid for it (lol)

I have been eyeing this book for a while now...
While browsing, something tells me it's time to get that book! (lol)

The mention of Dracula entices me even more b'cos I love vampire themes
Plus, this book will be made into a movie soon!

I gotta apologized to my other 2 books, though... _| ̄|○
So sorry that I am gonna put them on the shelf just a little longer (lol)

Watched the movie "I Am Legend" last night.
The film was ok, I cried at what happened to Sam the dog. 。・゚(´□`)゚・。
I've got the ebook but have not read it yet...

"Dear God, can I read 3-4 books at one time?" m(_ _)m


嗯嗯... 我离开书局时手中拿着本《The Historian》.
当然, 我是有付钱的哦 (笑)

在闲逛的时候,知觉告诉我是时候买下这本书了 (笑)

一提到Dracula我就很兴奋 --- 我很喜欢吸血僵尸主题
还有, 这本书很快就会拍成一本书哟!

在此,我得向那2本书道歉... _| ̄|○
对不起, 它们还得留在书架上 (笑)

昨晚看了《I Am Legend》.
电影还OK啦... 那只狗Sam的遭遇令我哭了起来. 。・゚(´□`)゚・。
我有原著的电子书, 不过还没读耶~~

"神啊! 我可以在同个时间读3-4本书吗?" m(_ _)m

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I finally got my hands on Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime & Punishment.
Last year I had bought his last novel "The Brothers Karamazov" but still have not finished it. _| ̄|○

Anyway, this book will probably take me a long time to finish 'cos it took me awhile to fully understand each page. (´・ω・`)

But I promise I will finish both books before 2009! ┌(^_^)┘

我昨天买到了Fyodor Dostoevsky的《Crime & Punishment》.
去年我买了他的遗作《The Brothers Karamazov》,不过还是没看完呢... _| ̄|○

这本书我应该会花很长的时间看... 因为单单一篇就读了很久.  (´・ω・`)

我答应,我一定会在2009年之前看完2本书的! ┌(^_^)┘

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I still didn't managed to get my Mango Mousse cake! 。・゚(´□`)゚・。

But I got my novel - "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffery Eugenides☆
On my way home while reading the book, I thought to myself:
"I'm already depressed and reading this will probably make me feel worse..."

I have also seen the movie adaptation.
In my opinion, it was a little draggy and a lack of adrenaline to keep you focused on the film.
Plus, I can't stand seeing Josh Hartnett in that shaggy 'do.

Also, I am gonna stay away from romance novels for a little while. (。・-・)

我还是买不到我最爱的芒果蛋糕! 。・゚(´□`)゚・。

不过我买了新的小说 - Jeffery Eugenides的《The Virgin Suicides》☆
回家的路上,我心里想 "现在已经心情低落了还看这么消沉的书..."


还有,我会暂时远离爱情小说. (。・-・)

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I could cry non-stop when I watch movies. The same applies to books.

- When Sirius Black died in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I sobbed. (/。\)
- When Dumbledore died in Half-Blood Prince, I cried like there's no tomorrow. (ノ_・、)
I realized that I had used a huge pile of tissues after finishing my book.
- When Dobby died in Deathly Hallows, I cried again. o(´□`o)
He had just saved Harry and his friends only to be killed by Bellatrix Lestrange.
- When Harry used the Resurrection Stone, my tears rolled down my cheeks on cue. 。・゚(´□`)゚・。

Why do I get so sensitive and teary-eyed so easily? (´・ω・`)

Yesterday on the way home, I took out Marley & Me to read.
I kept fighting back my tears but I couldn't hold back no more.
So I had to put my book back in my bag and stared at the scenery on my ride home.
When I finally got home and continue to read, I just sat on my bed and sobbed uncontrollably.


I had stopped at the part where Marley had slipped into old age.
Marley had gone deaf, eyesight going blurry, teeth rotted away, fur shedding in vast quantities & arthrities had struck his joints.

One day, Marley's stomach swelled really badly which had been diagnosed as gastric dilatation-volvulus. According to the vet, it's a life-threatening condition. Thankfully, Marley survived.

Months later, Marley suffered another relapse; this time gravely serious.
The author, John and his family decided to let old Marley go.

I walked back inside and asked the doctor if I could have a couple of minutes alone with him. She warned me that he was heavily sedated. "Take all the time you need," she said. I found him unconscious on the stretcher on the floor, an IV shunt in his forearm. I got down on my knees and ran my fingers thorough his fur, the way he liked. I ran my hand down his back.
I lifted each floppy ear in my hands and felt their weight. I pulled his lip up and looked at his lousy, worn-out teeth. I picked up a front paw and cupped it in my hand. Then I dropped my forehead against his and sat there for a long time, as if I could telegraph a message through out two skulls, from my brain to his.

As I was trying to fight back tears during my ride home, "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers was playing on my iPod.

I love that song (and the movie Ghost) and it can make me cry instantly. No exaggerating there.

Before I began to type this entry, I had turned on the radio and the love song is on air!
And I started to cry again as I start to type... o(≧ヘ≦o)

Right now, my eyes are red and dry.
My eye cream is totally ruined.
I'm gonna look terrible when I wake up tomorrow. (T^T)

看电影能看到哭得稀里哗啦. 阅读书本的时候也一样.

- 当Sirius Black 在《哈利伯特 ・ 第5本》被杀的时候,我哭了. (/。\)
- 当Dumbledore在《哈利伯特 ・ 第6本》死的时候, 我又哭了. (ノ_・、)
- 当Dobby在《哈利伯特 ・ 第7本》被谋杀的时候... o(´□`o)
- 当Harry用复活石的时候, 我的眼泪不由自足地流下来了. 。・゚(´□`)゚・。

我为什么那么敏感、又容易哭呢? (´・ω・`)

昨天在回家的路上,我继续阅读《Marley & Me》.



谢天谢地, Marley活了下来.

数月后,Marley的肚子又肿了起来; 这次更严重了.

在回家的路上,我的iPod开始播着Righteous Brothers的"Unchained Melody"
我超爱这首歌(以及电影《Ghost》), 我能一听这首歌就掉眼泪. 不吹牛哦.

在我开始写这篇文章的时候,我开着收音机 --- 这首歌正在播映耶!
我又哭了啦!! o(≧ヘ≦o)

明天一早我一定很难看. (T^T)

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Too engrossed oi(^-^)

I've been wanting to get this book but I don't feel a rush to buy it.

It was announced last week that a movie will be filmed based on the book starring Owen Wilson & Jennifer Aniston!  Woohoo!! (σ^0^)σ
I told myself that I'll get the book once I'm done with "Accidentally Engaged."
Well, I spent the whole of yesterday's afternoon finishing up the book!

Today, I headed straight to the bookstore at the mall & bought it!
"Marley & Me!!" ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=(o・・)o
I wish I could get myself a dog too...

Speaking of which, I need to go pay attention to my Nintendogs.
Been busy reading that I've not fed or bathe them for weeks! m(_ _)m

太沉迷 oi(^-^)


而且会由Owen Wilson和Jennifer Aniston主演!! (σ^0^)σ
嘻嘻... 昨天我花了整个下午把书本看完了哦!

今天中午,我第一时间就走进书局,买了《Marley & Me》! ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=(o・・)o

我一直在看书,已经有几个星期没有喂、帮他们冲凉了! m(_ _)m

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