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Poem || Tired

TIRED  By Alaa Qui 
Can you get sick of words when they are beautifully constructed  No flaws may be caught  but they don't seem flawless  Their truth untold  when they are to enlighten  Can you miss the meaning  when it is meant to be direct  Lose track of it is sight  but it's lying on your hands  Wonder why it is there  when you have written it inside 

Book Review || The A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie

Hello Netizens, 

Recently I have read the A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie, as a way for me to see if Agatha's book are my cup of tea. I have read previously 'Murder on the Orient Express' and I wasn't pleased at all with the ending. 

Let me first introduce you to the book.

Title: The A.B.C. Murders  Author: Agatha Christie Genre: Crime/Mystery Synopsis: When Alice Ascher is murdered in Andover, Hercule Poirot is already on to the clues. Alphabetically speaking, it's one down, twenty-five to go.
Rating: (4/5) Stars
Review: This book is a crime mystery about a serial killer, that murders their victims alphabetically.

The story is told from the perspective of Hasting, however, sometimes it would switch to an unknown narrator. I was a little confused at the beginning with narrative, because it didn't follow the same narrative style in 'Muder on the Orient Express.' The characters in this story are well fleshed, considering that we don't spend much time with eve…

The TBR Tag

Hello Netizens, 
I wasn't tagged to do The TBR Tag , but it looked fun =u= I came across this tag in Maniacal Book Unicorn blog post here.
Lets get started!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Among the books I own, I have a note on Evernote that includes all the books I own in a To-Do list. So each time I read a book, I tick the box. However, most of the time I pick random books from the library that pique my interest and I end up borrowing them.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book? The majority of books I read are physical books. From time to time, I would pick an ebook or read ebooks because I received them in exchange for a review. 

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I have zero strategy, I just pick whatever book I am in the mood for. 

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.
A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)  by is the first book I have added to my 'to-be read' shelf on Goodreads. I really e…

Book Review || Looking For Alaska by John Green

Title: Looking For Alaska Author: John Green Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary Synopsis: Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Rating: (3.5/5) Stars

'"Suffering," she said. "Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out …

Book Review || Tough Things First by Ray Zinn

Title: Tough Things First Author:  Genre: Non-Fiction Synopsis: Silicon Valley pioneer Ray Zinn, CEO of top microchip company Micrel for 37 years, shows entrepreneurs and executives how to lead and succeed by tackling the Tough Things First

In high school, Ray Zinn s track coach told him he was too short to run the hurdles. Ray took this as a challenge and, after months of hard training, became the fastest hurdler on the team. That drive and self-discipline is, to Zinn, the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit. It s what pushed him to achieve the impossible, founding a Silicon Valley microchip company without venture capital and turning it into a global empire with an enviable 37-year track record as CEO.
Rating: (3/5) Stars 
It is actually an interesting read (or at least to me); however, I've lost interest in what the book is offering around page 120. After a while from reading this book, it becomes extremely repetitive and drags on certain topics for way too long.…