6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

by Clarissa Chua Last year, we visited bookish destinations in Hong Kong. This time, let’s discover the awesome things about Japanese bookstores! 1. Nine floors of books, books and more books One of Japan’s biggest chain of bookstores, Books Kinokuniya, has a branch in Shinjuku, home to over nine floors of books. Each floor houses its own specialty, … Continue reading 6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

6 Discoveries About Inflight Reading

by Clarissa Chua I have never been a fan of airplanes. (Well, except for the time when they gave out free things like coloring books and crayons, but I was too young to actually remember that.) Imagine my dread when I was faced with a four-hour flight. Yes, it may not be that bad yet, but … Continue reading 6 Discoveries About Inflight Reading

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Maybe Someday’ by Colleen Hoover

by Clarissa Chua “Maybe someday.” It’s a phrase that holds so much promise and uncertainty. Something to look forward to, something to dread. And as we’re moving through life, we’re always filled with Maybe Somedays. Maybe Somedays that we call dreams, wishes, goals, life pegs, aspirations or even our bucket list. And I adore this phrase … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘Maybe Someday’ by Colleen Hoover

Last Book Syndrome: ‘The Lies About Truth’ by Courtney C. Stevens

by Clarissa Chua Happy New Year, Cheer Readers! Welcome to the first Last Book Syndrome of 2016. We seem to have an innate attachment to continuity, so much that it makes leaving hard and forgetting tough. It is evident in the ideologies of our society—nation, the invisible ties we deem to have with those from the … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘The Lies About Truth’ by Courtney C. Stevens

Bookbed reviews: ‘The X Factor: Confessions of a Naïve Fashion Model’ by Ivan Sivec

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY It takes three mistakes to be swallowed up and spat out by the fashion industry. You trust the wrong people. You think you know everything there is to know about life. You take drugs. Maja started off as a regular 17-year-old high-school kid, fighting her inner insecurities while dreaming to become … Continue reading Bookbed reviews: ‘The X Factor: Confessions of a Naïve Fashion Model’ by Ivan Sivec

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards

by Clarissa Chua I haven’t read a book for almost three weeks now. That is unless you count my Calculus book by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards… Okay, maybe I’ll count that as one and that is why we’re here! And while this might just be one of the nerdiest posts, if not the most, you’ll ever read … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Forget Me Not’ by Allison Whitmore

by Clarissa Chua When historical fiction is fused with the classic Romeo and Juliet star-crossed romance, you get Forget Me Not by Allison Whitmore. The story portrays love and the journey for the truth in engrossing and lovable characters. The book is written in the third person POV, which is uncommon in love stories but can … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘Forget Me Not’ by Allison Whitmore

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Moira just wants a normal life for her daughter, Penelope. And sometimes, it seems like she has achieved it. Penelope is a sweet, smart, and precocious four-year-old girl. However, she is also the product of Moira’s affair with an angel. Her parentage gives Penelope strength far beyond what any child should … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Something about Love’ by Elana Johnson

by Clarissa Chua The increased productivity of people tend to neglect the most essential and simple things in life—nature, reading books and the simple act of relaxing, spending quality time with their loved ones. Yet, ironically, they (we) still crave for the beauty in haste. Reading Elana Johnson reminds me it isn’t impossible to feel both. Something … Continue reading Last Book Syndrome: ‘Something about Love’ by Elana Johnson