Ghost in the Shell (2017)

geisha robot ghost in the shell

 

I’m back to work from short breaks. Yesterday, I spent my time off watching Ghost in the Shell and bought the whole series of Miss Peregrine books by Ransom Riggs. I enjoyed watching Ghost in the Shell even though the controversial of “whitewashing” of the main character played by Scarlett Johansson. The storyline of the movie is fast-paced, and the effects are good especially the Geisha robot. The Geisha robot beautifully designs and love the scene where it kills the Hanka scientist in the restaurant.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Today I decided to take a break for a couple of days in April. I’m so burned out with the workload. I wish I can spend my time travelling and read books.

On my free time, I read novels and currently, I’m reading a book called Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I love the book and decide to collect all the series.

I watched the movie version last year and before that I have no idea the existence of the book. The reason I watch the movie is because I love Tim Burton films. His thoughts and works are so unique and brilliant. Its suit me well because I think people would agree to say that I’m also a peculiar person. I remember when I was an undergrad student, one of my friend felt weird when I bought Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: An Invitation to the Wedding movie book. I don’t care what people think of me being weird liking Tim Burton works.
I hope there will be more movies to come based on the book series and Tim Burton films.

Merry Christmas Wishes to All Readers and Followers

I have quite a long holiday so I took an opportunity to buy another two books for myself from thriftbooks.com. This is the first time I buy used books from the thriftbooks.com. I hope the service is good because usually I will read other reviews before commit to buy anything from the website that I am not familiar with.

One of the reasons I buy books from the thriftbooks.com is because the shipping costs. I’m so happy with the standard international shipping costs and they also offer expedited shipping.

I bought Kim Wilkins books called The Infernal and Fallen Angel. I love Kim Wilkins works and I never read any of her work as Kimberley Freeman. I like the element of horror and supernatural in her writing style. I can’t wait to read The Infernal because it was her first novel and it won the Aurealis Award.

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Carol

This is the first time that I ever read from Patricia Highsmith. I loved the book and I cannot wait to watch Carol after reading the book written beautifully by Patricia Highsmith.

I did pre-ordered the book from the bookdepository and happy with my purchased because I cannot wait for the book to be sold in Malaysia.

At first the book quite slow, I think it is because the storyline was in 50s and I need to imagine and get use with Patricia Highsmith written styled. I’m able to finish the book less than a week.  I love the cover design but the cover too soft and I need to be delicate to read it.

I wish I could watch the movie in the cinema because I was amazed with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara performance in portraying the Carol and Therese. The cinematography of the film is also beautifully done.

Female Fortune: Land, Gender and Authority by Jill Liddington

Female Fortune: Anne Lister

I ordered four books and so far I only received one book. I was trilled to receive the book, but I’m quite angry at the custom because they opened the parcel. Each time I received anything that being tempered I feel like someone breaches my privacy. Especially when it was so obvious that I did order a book from bookdepository to be used for my university education purpose. I’m not that dumb to order pornography materials or anything illegal. I hope they won’t open my others parcel because sometimes they didn’t properly seal the parcel. I used to receive a parcel that tore badly and luckily the book still managed to arrive safely even though the book cover creases so badly. Nevertheless, thank God, because I still get the book and not forever lost.

Dear customs, please handle with care with any books or other things that people hoping to receive. I understand it is your jobs but please respect other people belonging.

I’m not fortunate enough to reside in a city with many good bookstores like I used to. The nearest city that offers many good bookstores is located in Penang. Once in a blue moon I go to Penang and definitely bought one or two books. But now thanks to technology I can order books through online but I have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for the books to arrive.

I ordered four books and the one that I received today is Female Fortune by Jill Liddington. I think I’m sort of addicted to read more about Anne Lister after watching and reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. I’m interested to find out more about her. I’m thinking I might do a research paper on empowering women. Eventually I’m not a social science background but I might give a try.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

It is being awhile since updated my blog because I am focusing on my classes. Since the semester almost ended so I think I can be able to read as many books as I wish.

Currently I am reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister and Trial by Fire. I was trying to finish those books ASAP but by night either I am tired or have to read other materials for my classes.

Last night I’m able to finished reading The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. The reason I purchased the book because I loved the movie and I find that Miss Anne Lister was a genius and imagining what if she was a 21st century lesbian and what can she contribute to LGBT societies.

Overall I find the book interesting because I don’t really into a diary or autobiography kind of books. I am so grateful that Helena Whitbread spending years of her life to edit Miss Anne Lister Diaries. From what I read from various Internet sources, she is working on a new book on Miss Anne Lister biography.

Ingo’s series by Helen Dunmore

It’s been awhile since I updated my blog. Currently I’m reading The Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore. Which I bought from bookdepository.com.

I like the series and I already have books No.1 and No.4. I bought them while I am in Australia.

It is a good book but I’m quite slow to finish it because I need to divide my time to study for 3 new subjects for next semester. I really need to study the creative economy. I’m not really interested with management and economy, but I love the creative and arts part. I really need to understand those terms.

I better continue my study with those economic terms.