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What does nylusmilk mean?

“nylusmilk kind of sounds mythical – milk of a magic beast that is a panacea for all diseases maybe?” — sanjida shaheed

That’s not what it means, but my friend’s musing is rather funny! :)

The Literary Pursuit is a book blog about anything book-related. From pictures of interesting bookshelves to lists of top 100 books to quirky poems, it’s a good variety of all things bookish.

The Literary Pursuit is managed by a twenty-something Malaysian Chinese girl whose life revolves around books. She read English at college and previously worked in a bookshop. One of her favourite books is The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton; her favourite author is Roald Dahl. She enjoys reading popular fiction and children’s books, including the young adult genre. She has a modest collection of bookmarks and her bookish dream is to have her own library room.

Read about her experience writing a book for a class project back in college

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Sep 11, 2006 @ 17:33:13

    Hiya! I seem to think we have so much in common! I am also an English Language major in a university in Singapore (NUS), and I too sort-of wrote an essay on Faux-amis Between French and English Language and I love books as well! I’m juggling 2-3 blogs at the same time as well. So yep, pleased to meet you! (albeit through cyberspace)

    nylusmilk: likewise. :D oh my, you almost sound like a mirror of me!

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  2. Josette
    Sep 14, 2007 @ 12:47:53

    Wow, you learn so many languages. I would like to learn Spanish in uni soon! Italian sounds nice, too. Was more interested in it since I watched Roberto Benigni’s ‘Life is Beautiful’.

    nylusmilk: that’s because my college offers many language electives. :) italian is very nice, and i recommend learning it to anybody; it’s also the easiest among the romance languages to learn, in my opinion.

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  3. Netty Gritty
    Sep 20, 2007 @ 00:25:37

    spricht du auch deutsch? ich spreche deutsche, aber nicht sehr gut. aber ich moechte deutsche lehrerin bekommen!

    ich konnte auch ein bisschen franzozisch sprechen – aber das habe ich fast vergessen!

    bis bald!
    a bientot!
    au revoir!

    nylusmilk: sorry, i don’t know german. :)

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  4. Netty Gritty
    Sep 22, 2007 @ 04:10:12

    believe it or not, this is the fourth time i am writing this comment! and i hope it works this time!

    i am just so glad my casual remark ended up in your about page. it’s a rare honour for me, cos the about page is like the id of a blogger and therefore very special!

    also thank you for linking to my blog!

    love
    sanjida shaheed

    nylusmilk: no problem. :)

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  5. aloi
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 14:48:01

    i started up a directory of book blogs … and added you to it … check it out at:

    bookblogblog.blogspot.com

    hope you can spread the word to other bookworms out there …

    nylusmilk: thanks for adding me! could you put nylusmilk as my username? appreciate much. :)

    anyway, you may want to send your url to kimbooktu.com who is also compiling her own book blog directory.

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  6. aloi
    Nov 20, 2007 @ 21:04:40

    thanks, nylusmilk! corrected! kim and i are talking about merging our directories, so watch for it! :)

    btw, i have had my eye on your current template for AGES! how did you manage to put this on your wordpress site, it’s not in the preset templates is it?

    nylusmilk: i’ll look out for it, sure. :) it’s not in the preset templates, i’m able to use this because i have the css upgrade. you can use it too if you purchase the css upgrade; the css is available at the wordpress.com forums.

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  7. missgiggles
    Nov 27, 2007 @ 21:46:09

    Hello there!

    It was nice to read your comment on my little review on Marian Keyes’ book, and I’m happy you commented me because you seem to love books just as much as I do! :D I have read Sophie Kinsella and Helen Fielding and I love them! Bridget Jones is a legend! En don’t even get me started on Rebecca the Shopaholic! ;) :P

    I just read this little thing here about Roald Dahl and he is my favourite children’s author. Love him and can’t get enough of his books! ;)

    Anyway… just wanted to say hi! :)
    and Go that little Ducth introduction! I speak Ducth myself as I’m from Belgium, boring country! :p

    Have a nice day!

    nylusmilk: hi, thanks for dropping by! :) well, if you ever chance upon jilly cooper i absolutely recommend trying her. yes, roald dahl’s the best! i learnt dutch last year, so i don’t remember much anymore. :( but i don’t think belgium’s boring – how can it be boring when it’s famous for its chocolate? mmm… ;)

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  8. natalia
    Mar 01, 2008 @ 08:26:48

    Hi, there!

    You’re probably not gonna read this, but I just had to say something about you speaking (a little)Portuguese!
    It’s so cool! I didn’t think that foreigners even knew what Portuguese is, let alone learn it!

    nylusmilk: ola! i’m lucky that i get to learn portuguese in my college. :) i’m not very good in it though i’m afraid!

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  9. natalia
    Mar 03, 2008 @ 01:03:28

    What are you afraid of? Come on, portuguese is not that difficult… ;)

    nylusmilk: it can be a bit embarrassing to stutter in a foreign language. :P

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  10. crazyasuka
    Mar 20, 2008 @ 19:16:49

    Spanish!! Spanish!! Spanish!!

    nylusmilk: haha, okay. i’ll do it when i’m free. i have a draft in english, just haven’t found the time to ask my friend to translate it for me. and all the languages i wrote above are the ones i’ve learnt in college, that’s why. :)

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  11. Cat
    Nov 08, 2008 @ 20:50:35

    Hey, I was wondering which online book site you’d recommend. I’ve been looking at librarything, shelfari and goodreads, but they all seem fairly similar.

    nylusmilk: i wrote about this some time ago, hopefully it’ll be of help in your decision. personally, i think librarything is the best, in terms of community and features. the downside is that you can only register 200 books in your account for free – you have to pay a lifetime fee for unlimited books, i think.

    it’s a bit like wp.com in that sense. ;)

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  12. isabellerogers
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 08:54:10

    Looks good and thanks for the comment. I may add you to my blogroll. :)

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  13. isabellerogers
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 08:56:30

    Oh, and you are very right. Roald Dahl rocks!

    nylusmilk: hehe, but of course. ;) i love agatha christie too but collecting all her mysteries would render me bankrupt!

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  14. englishmajorsunite
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 08:34:57

    This is a great blog! We wish it were still active… :( We love how imagistic the posts are

    Reply

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