Jane Goodall’s In The Shadow of Man

Just completed this amazing book, In The Shadow of Man. World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall’s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. The book gives an insight on how she started her work at Gombe as well as go in detail about Chimpanzees, from their behaviour, food, hunting habits and such. An (…) Read more

Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald

Going to begin reading this book for the third time. The last I read it was a few years back. It’s extremely funny and highly recommended for anyone who wouldn’t mind looking at the lighter side of India from the eyes of a somewhat whiny journalist, Sarah McDonald. It was first recommended to me by Zeenee when we were dating! She’s got a great taste for books. From Amazon, Publishers (…) Read more

Article: Why I don’t own a mobile phone (Writing about writing)

Stumbled across this blog post about not owning a mobile phone. Must say it’s really an interesting read. It’s actually from the owner of Silverfish Books. I hope this clarifies the question once and for all, though it probably will not. I’m the one without the mobile phone, but my friends, for some reason, are the ones who feel the pain. Some have been on a virtual crusade, with the (…) Read more

I am Malala

My copy has finally arrived. Can’t wait to start reading it tonight. Apparently the Taliban has sent warning to shops selling the book. Talking to this correspondent on phone on Thursday, TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said they knew that Malala would get awards from the enemies of Islam. “Malala abandoned Islam for secularism for which she is being given awards,” he said, adding that the media and the international community (…) Read more

Current Read: The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

Just started reading this amazing book by Tarquin Hall. It’s the third from the Vish Puri series, India’s Most Private Investigator. Author Tarquin Hall is a British journalist who lives in Delhi and he has an outsider’s ability to spot the incongruities and telling detail that a local might take for granted. From the back cover: When the elderly father of a top Pakistani cricketer playing in the multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League (…) Read more

The Super Impressive Social Reading App by Kobo

I was recently looking to purchase a particular book but sadly it was not available in the usual Malaysian bookstores (Borders, Kinokuniya, MPH). So I started to search online for an eBook which was available on Kobo (http://kobo.com) for about USD5. The thing was, I had to install the Kobo app on my Iphone/Ipad or Desktop to read it since this particular eBook was only available in an Adobe DRM version. (…) Read more

A Signed Copy of “And The Mountains Echoed”

Thanks to Vijay Dorai’s present to Zeenee, we know have a signed copy of Khaled Hosseini’s new book “And the Mountains Echoed”. I’ve been a big fan of him since his first book and was actually awaiting the paperback version of his latest piece. Thanks again Vijay for this amazing gift. Will start reading once Zeenee completes it!

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