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Book Review || Use Your Perfect Memory by Tony Buzan

Hello Beautiful People, 
Use Your Perfect Memory by Tony Buzan is a self help book on how to improve your memory, or in better words 'Use it'. 
I decided to pick this book up, because I am learning a new language and it is difficult for me to retain new vocabulary. Hence, I though this book would help me improve my memory. The book covers various ways and systems you could do and use to put your brain into better use.  
The author goes through the Link System, The Peg memory system, The alphabet system, The major system and finally Mindmaps. The Link system is what I normal would use to memories difficult words (with weird spelling), however, the extent of the use of this system discussed by the author is beyond what I regularly would do. The system is actually very useful; For instance, if you want to memories your shopping list in order, you create a storyline that contain all the items. The storyline should contain elements from all your senses to aid in memorisation. I still …

Book Review || Lulu The Broadway Mouse by Jenna Gavigan

Hello beautiful people,
Last night I ended up staying up until 2 am reading this cute and fun book. I had to sleep to wake up early the next day, but I couldn't bring myself to put it down. I kept on telling myself I am just gonna read a few more pages, or I am gonna stop at the end of this chapter. I kept on setting new deadlines, until I reached the end of the novel.
The book that made me stay up at night is 'Lulu The Broadway Mouse' by Jenna Gavigan. it is a middle grade novel about a mouse called Lucy Louise or Lulu. Lulu, lives with her family in Broadway, THE Broadway! and she dreams of having her debut in a theatre she calls Home. 

Lulu narrates her story and I enjoyed reading from her perspective. She is sassy, witty and the biggest fangirl. I loved her personality. She isn't perfect, which is great. It makes Lulu, the mouse, more "human". Because the story is narrated by a witty young mouse, it allows for a very simple yet engaging writing style. I stro…

MY JUNE TBR || Stephen King, Historical Non-Fiction and Middle Grade

Hello Beautiful People

For this month, I have decided to have a tbr. I usually don't do TBRs, because I am a mood reader and I might not feel in the mood to read a book I have picked at the beginning at the month. What brought me to a change in mind is, I want to read more and maybe a tbr would help me do so.

The first book on my list is a book I am currently reading and it is 'Rasputine: A Short History by Frances Welch'. I started reading this book a while ago and I ended up finding a lot of issues with it. So, for this month, I would like to finish it and get it over with. 
I recently started reading Cell by Stephen King, and I am impressed by the writing. So far, the book is continuing with the scene it started with, but it doesn't feel stretched out at all. The story is fast paced and thrilling, and I am all for it. This is going to be my third Stephen King book, I have read Carrie and On Writing before, and I can't wait to devour it. 
After I am done with Stephen…

Book Review || Murder Makes Waves by Anne George

Hello Beautiful People 

Today, I finished reading I novel I have been reading for a while, but unable to finish due to University. Now that I've finished, let me share my opinions on it. 

The novel I have finished reading is Murder Makes Waves by Anne George; it is the fourth book in the Southern Sisters series. The genre is cozy mystery. 

I have tried to pitch this book to a friend of mine who enjoys reading crime/mysteries too, however, the fact that the characters are in their sixties and on a vacations seemed too obscure. The plot attracted me, and I was in the mood for a crime novel but without the dark and heavy atmosphere. I wanted something light and mysterious at the same time.

This book is basically that. 'Murder Makes Waves' is about two sisters who go on vacation and then a friend of theirs gets killed. I enjoyed the many aspects the author involves in her story, and it makes the book more enjoyable.

I enjoyed the mystery, but after 200 pages I was done with it. I…

Book Review || In Another Country, and Besides by Maxwell Jacobs

Hello Beautiful People, 
Today, I finally decided to DNF a book that I have been trying to read for three months, and I feel so much lighter already. So here are my thoughts on this book. 
(Because I DNFed this book, I am not going to give it a rating.) 
'In another country, and besides' is a 266 page novel, although it is short it took me months to read it and even then I had to DNF it. I wanted to finish this novel, because I received a review copy of it and it sounded interesting. My problems with the book are the slow pace and the unnecessary details. From reading the summary, I expected the revenge plot to start sooner, but even after 133+ pages (which is more than halfway through the book) the revenge plot doesn't take place yet.
I believe the revenge plot begins late, because random things keep on happening before getting to anything juicy. For example; the MC goes to a hiking trip with his friend and the book chooses to describe the actual trip bit by bit. There might …