Saturday, 29 September 2012

Love For Books

My love for books has lead me to be a student again. A college student at this age. Here's a poem expessing my joy towards returning to College after 15 yrs. 

"I've been blessed with Name, Fame, Family, Health, Wealth, Beautiful children. But still, for years I've wandered aimlessly through the midst of the shadows trying to elude the dark.

In spite of my stupendous efforts, I still felt melancholy in my heart, for I was all alone.

Yet, darkness is not always so dark when our imagination seeks the light of hope – a light that has been trying to find its sight through such darkened nights.

This darkness becomes me, for I am but the light of our shadow that quivers now, as I yearn for a flight towards the dream, away from the claws of fear.

So I rise, wearing this half-darkness, half-light, like priceless sapphires.

Yea, I rise, rise towards my destiny until what my heart craves seems so near.

I rise, flying high 'till I touch the sky, conquering an eternal bliss.

The bliss I feel…ah…it transports me into a world so enchanting and suddenly I am set free with the wings made of BOOKS

This is the Eden of our love, which I shall cherish and safeguard forever.

The fragrance of eternal flowers of love now permeate my fluttering heart…I feel beautiful...I am alive.

Yes! The spirit of love. The love for books, has descended upon my heart…I am renewed again.

Behold! The hand of GOD has touched my soul…indeed, I am reborn."




Review: The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

Mary Higgins Clark is the queen of suspense.Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments, a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ.  Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever.
  Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts.  But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in.
  Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen who is suffering from Alzheimer's, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon.  Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair.  Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend?  Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? 
  It is up their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father's death.  Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Why m waiting on this? 

1. I enjoyed reading his Crescendo, Hush, Hush and Silence.
2. Second being its cover. Cover is the first thing that force us to pull out book from a shelf.
3. Lastly, it's releasing on my Birthday ... :) 

                                                      Release date: October 23rd 2012
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442426675
ISBN-13: 978-1442426672


Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean they are fated to be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him. Now Nora and Patch must gather their strength to face one last, perilous trial. Old enemies return, new enemies are made, and a friend's ultimate betrayal threatens the peace Patch and Nora so desperately want. The battle lines are drawn—but which sides are they on? And in the end, are there some obstacles even love can't conquer?

About the author

Becca Fitzpatrick’s books, Hush, Hush, Crescendo, and Silence were all New York Times bestsellers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she’s most likely running, prowling sale racks for shoes, or watching crime dramas on TV. She lives in Colorado. Visit her at

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Review: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

I began reading it without knowing what it was about or what the ending was going to be like. I absolutely love this book! It is incredibly easy to read and I couldn't put it down! I loved the characters and  I felt that I could clearly picture them from their descriptions in this novel.
Nicholas Sparks is also very good at describing scenery, as he describes buildings and rivers etc. with impeccable adjectives.

Nicholas Sparks describes it as "Alzheimer’s…It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories…"and I do have to say he described it so perfectly. Allie has forgotten everything: Her past, her husband, and she has no clue who she is. Every day Noah reads Allie their story from the notebook, and she always has to guess the ending when, we, the reader know in out hearts what it is. I personally began to feel so touched and moved at this point in the book I cried and it made me realise just how horrible Alzheimer's disease is and that it is a 'thief' in it's own right.

Nicholas Sparks' style of writing is very good, and he really draws you in with ever page. He really portrays the themes of  forbidden love; never giving up on your dreams; parental aspirations/expectations for their children; as  well as Alzhiemers disease and effects on loved ones.

'The Notebook' is incredibly easy to read and the descriptions of both character, and scenery are fabulous. The emotional side of the story about dealing with Alzheimer's Disease and following your dreams is very touching as well as inspiring to those who read this book. The beginning of the novel is spoken in direct address from Noah's point of view, and then moves on into the past which I quite like.

As always, I have nothing bad to say about this novel.

So without further ado I am going to give 'The Notebook' by Nicholas Sparks a: 5/5