Monday, 9 February 2015

Book Haul: January 2015

I didn't buy lot of books last month. Only 6 books. Three English Young Adult and three Malay books. I'm not really a frequent buyer of Malay books but I was at the book fair and there was some promotion, so I bought 3 books from Fixi booth. 

Here are the books that I bought;

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

~ I always want to read this book. I heard so many good things about this book. So when I saw this at my local bookstore, I grab it immediately. I'm planning to read the book this month. 

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Porter

~ The main reason I bought this book is the cover. I know.... Never judge a book by its cover but I just can't help it. The cover looks great and I consider myself as a misfit. I read this book already. Only took me less than 24 hours so it's a great book. Lucky me. 

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

~ I have the e-book version of this novel and I read it already. And I really love it so I want a physical copy as a collection. So I got it. And I still can't find Isla on my local bookstore. Unbelievable.

Asrama (Hostel) by Muhammad Fatrim

~ One of the Malay books that I bought. It's a horror story. The setting is a hostel at the boarding school. Something like that. I heard lot of good things about this book. I can't wait to read it but I'm pretty sure I'm not going to read it at night. 

Seronok (Fun) by Saat Omar

~ The cover is really interesting. It's about a private investigator who was hired by a woman to spy on her husband. But he was shocked to find out that the woman's husband was his former lover. Sounds scandalous to me. I'm going to read it soon. 

Perjalanan (Journey) by Regina Ibrahim

~ I think I never read a book about a transgender before. So I'm going to read this. I'm not sure what to expect but the synopsis sounds like it is a fun book. 

That's all the books that I bought last month. Next month, I already have some books in my list. I'm very excited for the second book in the The Bone Season series. 

Sunday, 8 February 2015

TV: American Idol Season 14 - Top 15 Auditions


I'm not a fan of American Idol last year. It started so well but at the end, wrong singer was crowned as the winner. Hopefully, we'will have a great winner this season. And no more Randy Jackson (yay!!!). He wasn't just a terrible judge but a terrible mentor too. Scott Borchetta will replace him as a mentor this season. He's the one who's discovered Taylor Swift. So it's definitely a good start for American Idol this year.

The audition round was over two weeks ago. It's time for Hollywood Week. But here are my Top 15 Auditions from this season;

1. Jax - I Wanna Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)

2. Rayvon Owen - Wide Awake (Katy Perry)

3. Sarina-Joi Crowe - Love Runs Out (One Republic)

4. Trevor Douglas - Sing (Ed Sheeran)

5. Adanna Duru - You And I (Lady GaGa)

6. Tyanna Jones - Wings (Little Mix)

7. Nick Fradiani - In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

8. Lovey James - Break Free (Ariana Grande)

9. Maddie Walker - Suitcase (Gwen Sebastian)

10. Clark Beckham - It's A Man's World (James Brown)

11. Katherine Winston - If I Didn't Know Better (Clare Bowen)

12. Savion Wright - Change The World (Eric Clapton)

13. Shannon Berthiaume - House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)

14. Michael Simeon - Stay With Me (Sam Smith)

15. Riley Bria - Georgia Woods (Keith Urban)