the boy who could see demons book
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Summer season and travelling means more time to finish books! I picked this up by chance at the library and really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it gave such a real insight into schizophrenia, I was sitting tight swaying between ghost, demons and everything spiritual and the science and evidence of […]

wild by cheryl strayed
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I am one of those people who force themselves to finish books even if they didn’t like it because.. well maybe the plot twists and it gets better. I have to admit I really didn’t enjoy Wild by Cheryl Strayed and I didn’t finish! It started off interesting but not even half way through the […]

how will you measure your life book
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I have fallen behind reading as well as I have been knee deep wading through emails and alot of work. Looking forward to sharing a piece I did on Shanghai Art Deco for Lonely Planet really soon, and say tuned for March 2016’s Travel + Leisure, I contributed a piece on Macau design. This book […]

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I randomly picked The Perfume Collector: A Novel by Kathleen Tessaro off the shelf at the library and ended up staying up all night to finish it because I could not bear to put it aside while the plot was speeding through. The narrative is told in a way where every chapter alternates between present and […]

search inside yourself chade meng tan
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I kick started 2016 in a bit of a blur as I was working all through festive and racing against deadlines, and then we left for Singapore on January first, groggy and tired as chef got home late from the NYE dinner service. We drank a delicious 1990 Dom Pérignon that was our wedding gift from […]

the little coffee shop in kabul
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I read the review of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (originally published as A Cup of Friendship): A Novel a while back and picked this up recently, finishing it in two sittings. I couldn’t put the book down because it’s one of those novels where you’re chasing the plot. It begins with a brilliant quote […]

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One of the best food books I’ve read so far. Full of light weight info and funny anecdotes – did you know that the Madeleines in Proust’s novel was actually toast?? So much history, anthropology and lovely asides from Baxter, and I can’t wait to go back to Paris for a literary tour with him. […]

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I’ve actually been reading more books than I have in the last few years with the newish Taipa Library by the park. They have a great selection of fiction, autobiographies and history books and very similar to my bookshelf and wish lists. I am so thrilled and looking forward to meet and get to know […]

maria kondo book
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Marie Kondo is on everyone’s lips these days and every international news outlet has picked up and review this best seller. It has been the rage for a while so I picked up a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising at the airport earlier this year and finished […]

moh hardin a little book of love
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Often times we take for granted life itself and how quickly everything moves around us, the stress, the pressure, the insecurities all thrown in together, we forget to practice a little kindness to ourselves and mindfully live the present moment. This series of Self Care Ted talks are also brilliant for emotional band aid and […]

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