my literary pursuit continues… elsewhere

hi, this blog has long since been discontinued due to loss of interest and work/personal commitments. nonetheless, i still have a passion for books and reading. 

i’ve started a tumblr called what i’m reading, which is self-explanatory. (occasionally, when i’m in the mood, i will probably blog more than just about my current reads.) if you’re interested, come check me out at

see ya around – and don’t stop reading!


Have a seat with all your books

The complete furniture for a reader: light, seat and storage.

I would feel quite uncomfortable sitting on this book chaise. The books look quite real from here!

This has to be my personal favourite though I can imagine how difficult it would be to maintain it. Think of its dust-worthy potential.

This is so cute! I’d put shoes there, though, I think.

I’m liking this too.

A bigger and more awesome version of the previous bookseat/shelf thingy.

An even bigger and more awesome version of the previous! Reminds me of a diner. Super cool!

Nooks to read my book

I like curling up on the couch with a book best. I do read in bed occasionally but I find that it makes me sleepy after a while, especially when I don’t intend to take a nap. (It’s usually like that, though, isn’t it?) And now I spout the line I’ve said in several posts before – when I own my own home some day, I’d like to have reading nooks like the ones below I found from freshome.

Yes, I clearly have a thing for window box seats.

For outdoorsy reading nooks, these are the ones (also from freshome) I like.

If you want to create a relaxing reading nook of your own, here are some tips.

Bookish Wallpapers

Not exactly a wallpaper but it could be. A trompe l’oeil library by artist Adam Dant.

Looks a bit spooky but I like it.

Oooh, I like this too. I like how natural it looks.

This is absolutely mind-boggling. Books from floor to ceiling, literally! If only I can visit this cafe.

Right now, I’d be perfectly contented with some bookish art, something bright and abstract like this one.

Decluttering, delinking

I’ve been keeping so many links to share with you here but I clearly don’t post often enough that the links are piling up in my e-mail. So I’ve decided to just put some down here simply – no pictures, no explanations, just snappy headlines for links (which are mostly copied directly from the links themselves!).

50 Awesome Facebook Apps for Serious Bookworms

10 Tips to Create a Relaxing Home Library

9 Things to do with Old Books

10 Cool Converted Bookstores

The Bibliophile’s Guide to Home Decor

Libraries of the Rich and Famous

Anatomy of a Book

How to Care for Your Books

World Book Night, March 5

From fuckyeahreading! (All right, this is a picture technically but it’s instructions, not images!)

Out of curiosity, which one did you click on, if you clicked any?

Shelf Concepts

In Malaysia, bookshelves are just plain bookshelves. But on the World Wide Web, you can find creative, ingenious interpretations of this piece of furniture.

Want to show off books on the shelves but keep them away from dust at the same time? This is a nice compromise of the two criteria.

Want a bookshelf that makes a (rather obvious but cool nonetheless) statement? Swipe this idea.

Want a bookshelf with a hidden message? This is just plain awesome to me.

A bookshelf that doubles up as a portable workspace. Great idea but I have a feeling those books will come tumbling down if you tried to move the furniture.

My best reads in 2010

1. The Hunger Games trilogy – Suzanne Collins
(Well, technically I’ve only read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire so far and both were brilliant. So good that I’m willing to get my copy of Mockingjay at full price. Having previously worked in a bargain bookstore, this is big.)
2. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series – Ann Brashares
3. The Library of Shadows – Mikkel Birkegaard
4. Un Lun Dun – China Miéville
5. Temeraire – Naomi Novik

What about you? I could use some recommendations for the next reading year. 🙂

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