Category Archives: Books

O’s Little Book of Happiness


While searching for the author Brene Brown, this book popped up and as my friend, WT, was on his way to where this library is situated at Vivocity, he helped me borrow the book. ‘Read it and tell me what … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown


Debbie, a woman I met on a Silkair flight from Penang to Singapore recommended me to read this author. I googled it on the library’s app and this book popped up. The subtitle reads Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life, … Continue reading

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Where to Go from Here by James E Birren and Linda Feldman


I read this book to prepare for the GAB workshop I am co-facilitating in September at Bishan Library. James Birren started the Guided Autobiography (GAB) programme in the US. I attended the session organised by this library two years ago … Continue reading

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Calypso – David Sedaris


  This is a collection of  CNF (Creative non-fiction) which is both funny and heartwarming. I was introduced to David Sedaris after reading The New Yorker and fell in love with his genuine personality and humour. You can read a … Continue reading

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One – The Anthology, Edited by Robert Yeo


Published in 2012 by Marshall Cavendish, I was given this book at a fair in SMU, a perfect reference to what publishers want for my own collection of short stories. Edited by Robert Yeo, this collection features prominent Singapore writers, … Continue reading

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Dubliners by James Joyce


Ireland was still fresh in my heart when I saw an invitation to the Bloomsday Book Club hosted at the residence of the Ambassador of Ireland. The book to read was Dubliners by James Joyce. I’ve never read James Joyce, … Continue reading

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Circle of Friends -Maeve Binchy


Reading this book is like travelling to Ireland all over again, as familiar place names other than Dublin like Aran Island, Kerry, Killaney pop up, although it might not necessarily be referring to the place, like when used in an … Continue reading

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