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14 years of Livejournalling, and hopefully, more to come.

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And so I decided to make a trip down
To Kinokuniya Orchard at the last minute.
I arrived at slight past nine.
The shop was already broadcasting the reminder.
"We are about to close in twenty minutes."
I did not have time to browse.
I quickly grabbed the copy of "SuperFreakonomics".
I enjoyed the first "Freakonomics".
And I kinda like the cover design.

With more vouchers to expend, I 
Decided to grab a copy of "Blink".
I read The "Tipping Point" some time ago
And enjoyed it thoroughly.

I would have loved to read some fiction.
But reading fiction is a luxury, methinks.
I'd like to reread "100 Years of Solitude".
I'd like to reread "The Catcher In the Rye".
And maybe Bill Bryson's "Down Under".
I have a book given to me by Dalglish: 
"Letters to a Young Poet".
It was a birthday present many moons ago.
I'd like to read that too.
Wendy gave me a book I treasure deeply.
Titled, "All of Us", it is a special compilation
Of Raymond Carver, a collection of poems.

With the remaining voucher value,
I decided to spend it on filofax refills.

I wonder if I'll be getting vouchers
Again, in April.


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I have freakonomics and Blink in paper back. cheers

I should have borrowed it from you then.
Any good books to lend to me? =)

Ummu, "Don't read the book if you're stupid" by Tibor Fischer,

" The art of being kind ..." Stefan Einhorn


i enjoy Stephen Levitt books, I finished both and prefer the earlier one coz it was such a pioneering book when it was released more than slightly a decade back.

I enjoyed Chapter 6 the most, the one on Al Gore and the Vocalno. The one about environmentalism. Very interesting perspective on the solution proposed.

thanks for the tip!
hmm should i start reading even before the trip?

Can I recommend you "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely? I think it will be right up your alley.

Sounds good already!

"Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are--how we repeat them again and again--I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them".[1]"

You can also go online and download his clips that introduce each chapter of the book. He's an interesting character to say the least! :)

I bought the same 2 books as well.

I should have borrowed it from you then!

You have good taste in fiction. I think 100 Years of Solitude and Catcher in the Rye are two of the best books that the Americas gave the world in the 20th century.

Pete in San Francisco

just my 2 cents

i don't find reading fiction a luxury if you are regarding it in terms of self-improvement.

i find non-fiction like teachers and fiction like friends. one teaches through instruction and the other, experience. both are wonderful of course but fiction makes me think more.

recently reread an old book of mine (another positive for fiction!) - a fiction urban fantasy tome by charles de lint named 'dreams underfoot'. within is a short on a modern retelling of the little mermaid. i haven't ached like that in so long.

I agree.
But self-improvement via fiction-reading does not always happen, and I fear self-indulgent fiction authors.

Re: just my 2 cents

true. and there are quite a few of those in the market nowadays. but i guess i always like my puzzles. and reading fiction plants the seeds for a vocabulary bloom. as much as i still like your observations, i relish your poetry.

anyway, have you tried "how i became stupid"? the author also has a new book now though the title evades me at this point.

and sorry .. meant to sign off, morgan here. cheers!

Read a Chinese book lah...:-)))

My mandarin is too atrocious!

Do you think if you would be interested in reading McGee's On food and Cooking?

That is a very interesting fact book on cooking.

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