Saturday, July 31, 2010

the girl with dragon tattoo

fin reading this book yesterday on 31st July 2010...

The story is deep. I read and sometimes I flip to few pages back to confirm especially on the characters of the Vanger family. I recommend this book to mystery and thriller genre fan out there :)

Salander, Lisbeth
I never thought that Lisbeth is a hacker. But of course, its the most logic explanation for all the hundreds of pages she can gathered within few days. I bet she is prepared to get any PHD based on her investigation / reasearch skills :P
I saw in imdb that movie is highly rated (7.7/10). I think the actress looks old. Don't they have any younger looking one? Cause in the book, many times says that Lisbeth looks like 15..

I visualise him has a voice like the man who plays as Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Maybe because he's wise, old and have power not in magical way but as foremer ceo of vanger cooperation.

Vanger, Cecilia
I don't get why she's suddenly shut Blomkvist of of her life :P

Blomkvist, Mikhael
He's just a lucky man i guess.. :P

Berger, Erika
I think this woman is stupid. Pathetic, for getting involve with Blomkvist.

and many more characters..........

Book cover which I found on internet. I wish I had this cover for collection. Mine is the yellow color below

I will read the following books cause i want to know next episode of Salander's life.

The Trilogy:
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, original title Män som hatar kvinnor. 2005.
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire, original title Flickan som lekte med elden. 2006.
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, original title Luftslottet som sprängdes. 2007.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

i just came home from office and here I am writing a post. Hah! i browse through few good blogs and bumped into this Waiting on Wednesday threads.

I have few books in my mind which i think would be in my "can't wait to read" would be but I really think I want to read this one first :D

1. I just I bought it last friday during lunch hours at Bangsar Village. Hopefully it is as good as the reviews :P
2. Cause its on my shelf now
3. Cause its one of the YA (my kind of genre besides mystery/thriller)
4. Cause I can't wait to add to my 'Books I've read in 2010' list.. hehehe

Anyone out there, post your comment here. I want to know what book you can't wait to read too :)

ps: I am currently reading Stieg Larsson Book ...the girl with dragon tattoo at page 215.. wait for the review later :) once i've complete reading it..

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hijab Sang Pencinta

I finished this book while sitting on a bench this morning before going to office.
Almost every page is full of suspense. Author, RAM again hit the jackpot with this book. So far, he never fail me :)

At first, when I get this book and read the synopsis/comments at the back-cover, I have doubts with this third book of trilogy Bagaikan Puteri. But, as his previous books, this is a page turner too.

I like the way RAM slot different adventures fit into this book. Why he chooses 15th century? I don't know why. But, its quite creative and kinda make Melaka history to be interesting :)

What Dani did in the end is too sudden and quite unbelievable. Whatever as long as he stops continue waiting for Haryani.

I knew at the end of the day Sunan will have to go back home to his world. But what triggered it was quite shocking.

And I wonder ... what is Harayni's fate in the end..
and is this the last of Sunan?

... I hope Sunan will be back together with Ratu, someday...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Its Monday. What are you reading

Its monday. Busy day at work. I went home by LRT Putra..then the next train is LRT STAR..From Bukit Jalil, I took taxi home which cost me RM20.00 My mailbox is full cause I've no time to read. My husband has fever. It's almost 10.30 pm now. Tomorrow have to wake up early cause I need to drive to work..I'm tired...

But It's Monday and what am I reading? :)

and also

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Some books hit you so hard that you'll keep thinking of the books..the characters, the story, you'll start google everything or just about anything bout the book.

Twilight is one of them. I just watch 'Eclipse' yesterday. And its ok. The exciting part is to watch the action and fighting or running scene. But of course the movie is not exactly as the book. They do change same scene & lines just to adjust it into 2 hour movie.
Twilight movie cast:

I am Edward fan. Cullen fan. i don't hate Jacob but I just think Bella is for Edward.

Another book which I read in 2009 which I think its good is The Lovely Bones.
I haven't watch the movie yet though.

And of course, the funny one ..Confession of a Shopaholic!
This book is fun! All girls out there should read it...hehe

Vikas Swarrup books...
Six Suspects - I borrowed from a friend and immediately love it.

Q&A @ Slumdog Millionaire

And this is the best of the best book. i'll read it again definitely one day!

The Kite Runner

2010 Best Reads

Well, the list here will change from time to time as i read more books.

This are the real Page Turner books so far this year...

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2. Bagaikan Puteri Trilogy by Ramlee Awang Murshid

Books I've read in 2010

I am challenging myself to read as many books as I can this year. I started counting since mid of June. Yep, i'm 6 months late. But its better late than never.
And here we go.....

My 2010 Readings:

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. The Diary of a wimpy Kid
3. Life of Pi
4. Vampire Diaries (The Awakening and The Struggles)
5. Bagaikan Puteri by Ramlee Awang Murshid (RAM)
6. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (02.07.2010)
Mikhail by Ramlee Awang Murshid 13.07.2010
Cinta Sang Ratu by Ramlee Awang Murshid, 16.07.2010
Hijab Sang Pencinta by Ramlee Awang Murshid, 22.07.2010
The Girl with Dragon Tattoo 31.07.2010
12. The Girl Who played with Fire, Stieg Larrson, 19.08.2010
13. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Jeff Kinney, 23.08.2010
14. Cinta Sufi, Ramlee Awang Murshid 27.08.2010
15. City of Bones, The mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, 30.08.2010
16. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Days, 01.09.2010
17. Lembah Cite-cit , Prof Hamka
18. Dalam Mihrab Cinta, Habiburrahman El Shirazy


I posted new entry to my blog. Then I browse. Then somehow, I bumped to this ...

And now, I have to join this book-blogger-hop because at the moments is seems to be more interesting than anything else I can think of :P

1. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins) --> yes. i read YA and i'm Team Peeta (tonight) I change my mind quite often :P

2. ??? by Vikas Swarup. I read his Six Suspects and also Slumdog millionaire (Q&A). When is your next book? Don't do this to me! In short, I can't wait for Swarup to come up with new book!

3. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (because i read the book review somewhere)

4. Fallen by Lauren Kate (Because its everywhere on every shelves in the bookstore i went. OK. Not every shelves. But the book cover is so OBVIOUS. But i read the review, and has low ratings. Now I am confused)

5. Ramlee Awang Murshid Novels - Trilogy Bagaikan Puteri. Its the Malay Novel which I am crazy FOR recently and now. I am now reading the third book in the trilogy. It's 10:00 pm now and pretty sure will continue read it right after this! If this book, has translation to English, you must read it. Or perhaps, you should just learn Malay language so that yu can read and enjoy the book :)

6. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong ( is it good? i kept stumbling into the book reviews with quite high ratings)

That's all I can think of now :)
Feel free leave to post comments..I'd like to see what book are you dying for too

Cinta Sang Ratu

I escaped office lunch (some celebration) instead i went out for lunch with my husband. Dropped by at MPH and finally I found this novel.
(I was searching for the book before when I was reading the 2nd) So, in a way it was a good decision i made to skipped thr project celebration even though I was questioned by my General Manager @ Project Director. Hey! No regrets.... Back to the novel...

RAM is one true creative Malay writer. In this novel we have Saifudin as usual macho, cool and somehow in this movie, the author add more romantic side to him :). I think he is extra religious than previous novel. Sometimes, when reading what he does is a reminder to myself. Thanks RAM

And of course, Sang Ratu who RAM introduce in the previous novel few last chapters. I am quite surprise by the decision Saifudin made for Sang Ratu but in a way, i think its a good one. Quote from the Novel...

Cinta Sang Ratu
laksana langit mencengkam purnama,
ibarat mutiara di lautan biru
saujana mata memandang, seluas langit terbentang.

Tatkala cinta berbisik, suaranya memuji TUHAN
Pabila rindu terusik, rasulnya jadi pilihan.

Sampai masanya cinta jadi taruhan
Sang Ratu menjadi impian.

This time, there is no balan-balan or kuntilanak but there is another creature who appear in current day (in Haryani's life). (Erghh... That made me somehow agree with my husband not to visit Indonesia :P )

There is also Senggara. RAM wrote as though Senggara is someone special in the book. While reading the book, I kept on guessing who he is.... Megat? Saifudin old dead friend? At last it was ......hmm.. ..(read it yourself).

Jenglot. I don't know what it is. But it does sound evil & deamon enough for me.

What ever happens in the book, RAM ends it perfectly..not too much frustrations.. and some ending that can make you MUST find the next book.. Hijab Sang Pencinta ..which I bought it just now and am reading it NOW. What are you waiting for? go read it now!

You can check out more of RAM's novels At his Fan Club Page. I think in all his novels, there are quotes which is kinda trademark for the character of each the novels. Check out here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Its been a while since i update this blog. Not that I stop reading. I'm still in the moof for the Reading Challenge 100+ even though I have only read 7 books. I started counting since end of June, ok? ......Ganbate! ...........

I finished reading Mikhail few days back. The book is by Author Ramlee Awang Murshid. He is my favourite Malay Novel write at the moment. He's creative in twisting and making the story full.

Mikhail is about a men who is an assassin. He was actually used by a greedy selfish, Dickens. He was brainwash to take revenge by killing 4 main people. He is being portrait as a very focus, fast and good killer. He reminds me of Jason Statham in Transporter and also Mark Wahlberg in i cant remember the movie name.

In one of his mission he actually ambushed and killed everyone in a ship. I'd like to see that scene in movie.

In his mission at Malaysia, his target was actually two women whom to one of them he had feelings for. The women are sisters, one is a police and the other helps the father with business. And this one... reminds me of Maria Mariana ...Urghhh :P

This book is a good reading but i'll stick to 'Laksamana Sunan' series by Ramlee Awang Murshid at the moment. (which I am curently reading book No. 2 of the series, Cinta Sang Ratu!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Should I read this?

These are list of books which I stumbled to while browsing or maybe At the book store. So, should I read it?

1. The Summoning (Kelley Armstrong)
2. Hush Hush
3. The Fallen

The Mean Jabberjay

Jabberjay is in this second book of Hunger Games. And when it sings, it really hurts. To me, its one of the meanest thing capitol did to the tributes.

Catching Fire first few chapters to me, is kinda slow. I kept on thinking to flip the early pages just to check whether will there be 'page-turner' parts from this book. Yes it does. And when you reach that part, you will never put the book down.

My expectation for this book is to see WAR towards the capitol. Yup. It does started somewhere in this book and I am looking forward to read the second book.

Comments and queries (beware .... spoiler)
1. Why is it Katniss have to wait so long before seeing Gale when she first came back from the first game?
2. Prim has very little part in this book. Kinda frustrated.
3. Peeta's family is never talked about at all.
4. Why is it suddenly Madge being friend of Katniss beem mentioned few times in this book. Its like the author is desperade for Katniss to have other friend than Gale back in District 12 :P
5. Sometimes, i feel Katniss is like palying around between Peeta and Gale. I pity both of them :P
6. Effie has little parts too
7. What happens then to district 8, 13 ? i think this part is left unfinished...

I tell so much. You should just read the book. Its a page turner ..after hald of the book so be patient. I would rate this book 3 out of 5. And I like I said earlier. I am looking forward for Mockingjay! And one more thing, after reading this book, i vote for Peeta over Gale :)