Last week was pretty hectic and I didn't really have the time to read anything properly. Had this book from the last Big Bad Wolf sale, picked it up on a whim and I'd say it's the best thing I got from the sale. Haven't got time to really sit down and play any of the games but I read through the history of them, the rules, the beautiful game boards and pieces, all the colours and details unique to the cultures they're representing. I don't know if i'll ever find the time to play them all. Sayang pulak nak pakai buku ni buat main.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.


Actually, this is the second time I read this fantasy. I picked it up from my pile in a hurry as I was already late for my flight. I wanted something quick so that I can try speed-reading on the go. Half way through, I knew I had read it before but I can't really recall the story. But that didn't stop me from continuing until the last page. It's a typical drama Melayu pukul 7 with a fantasy twist to it, of faraway kingdoms, magical talking animals, a mysterious curse, sword fights, all in the midst of family dramas and conflicts.

It's a 3 out of 5 stars from me.

On another note, I need to reshelve my piles. Read. To-be-read. To-be-REread. Lulz


Grant Snider's The Shape of Ideas is what I can call as poetry in illustration. It explores creativity in all sorts of shapes, colours, notions and emotions. The combinations of prose and illustrations opened my eyes to so many possibilities of how an idea could be developed into anything and everything.

One of the quotes that I love from this book is: You can be anything you want to be. But can you be everything you want to be?

I give this 4.75 out of 5 stars!