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Category Archive: Book Reviews

Lessons learnt from ‘Goodbye, Things’ by Fumio Sasaki

We know the drill. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and along comes the dread of housekeeping. What if we told you that simply throwing away some of your possessions could have a remarkable effect on your mind and health? Fumio Sasaki was just a regular guy who was stressed at work and […]

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Singlit Saturday : 3 Reasons to Read ‘Aunty Lee’s Delights’

When certain books refer to underrated places that are close to your heart and things you are familiar with, it draws you into a world that you can imagine easily. Not only does Aunty Lee’s Delights bring locations to life, it also accurately portrays Singaporean traits in the characters, food and cultural references with a […]

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Literature’s Scariest Monsters

Horror movies get all the attention during Halloween season, but literature has its fair share of nightmarish monsters too. Here are five terrifying creatures that will make your skin crawl and haunt you for weeks.   1. Grendel from Beowulf Source: http://po.st/REViya Meet the first monster to appear in the epic poem, Beowulf. As a […]

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Short, Inspirational Chinese Novels by You Jin

If you studied Mandarin in Singapore, it’s likely that you’ve come across at least one of 尤今 (You Jin’s) novels, short stories, travelogues or essays. She is an important and influential local writer, having published over 150 Chinese books internationally. Source: http://po.st/MId8Ox Her writing is well-loved as it often consists of short, beautiful reflections of […]

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Netflix Shows Based On Books

Netflix and chill may be perfect after a long day, but so is curling up with a good book! Comparisons are often made between books and their TV adaptations, and in our completely unbiased 😉 opinion, we always prefer the depth, intimacy and stimulation of a good read. What about you? Here are some popular […]

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