Category Archives: Books

Heart of Texas Vol 1 by Debbie Macomber


If you want to write romance, you must first learn from romance writers. So when I wanted to write a romantic short story, I took this book out from on my shelf, relieved that I didn’t discard it. This book … Continue reading

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Sex & the City – edited by Marsha Rowe


I found this book while I was clearing my book shelves and decided to keep it since I am writing short stories. I bought it in Sydney on 11 May 1990 while on my honeymoon. I can’t remember if I … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen


This book was another book club reading that was cancelled because of #circuitbreaker2020SG which I hadn’t planned to attend anyway, but read the book only after the event as I like the story summary on the book cover, the family … Continue reading

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Inheritance by Balli Kaur Jaswal


This book was meant to be for our Singlit book club meeting which got canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I hadn’t intended to attend the meeting since I didn’t read the book, but now with extra time on hand, … Continue reading

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The Book Lovers’ Appreciation Society – Various authors


The collection of short stories was published in 2009 in support of Breast Cancer Care in association with Woman&Home where one pound is donated to Breast Cancer Care. The thirty-five stories by various authors of both genders are short but … Continue reading

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Revolution of The Soul – Seane Corn


Despite being actively immersed in the Instagram yoga community, I’ve never heard of this author until my yobro (yes I have a yoga brother) shared a few pages of his e-book with me which he found hilarious. After reading the … Continue reading

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The Other Family by Joanna Trollope


A famous musician dies suddenly, and whom everyone thought is the widow, including their three teenage daughters, is left on the lurch because they have never married. He was in fact still married to his wife whom he had left … Continue reading

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Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman


If like me, you’re crazy about yoga, you might just enjoy the book for how the story resonates around yoga classes, its health benefits and how yoga might be life-transforming for some. This was one book out of the many … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shoban Bantwal


I’ve taken to traveling by bus in the morning for yoga as I find trying to squeeze into the crowded train with the working population is stressful and self-defeating – I end up hating to go for yoga classes. The … Continue reading

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The Friends We Keep by Holly Chamberlin


Another old book I dug out from my shelf to bring to Bali but didn’t manage to start until I returned. I bought this at an MPH warehouse sale and I wonder now why I selected this book, as I … Continue reading

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