Category Archives: Books

Remembering Harry

July 15, 2011. Almost nine years ago this weekend, the final instalment in the Harry Potter saga hit theatres around the world. I remember it like it was yesterday when my pal and I saw it at the cinemas. After … Continue reading

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The meaning of life

Life. We see it. We experience it. We feel it. When I was a senior in high school, my mentor (Bro) tasked each of us to write about the meaning of life. Every graduating student that year was allocated one … Continue reading

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June 2020 reads

Another couple of weeks have passed and the mercury in Sydney has fallen. I’m glad to have gotten some reading done. Since my last catalogue, I’ve dealt with Harry Hole number 5 and breezed through Anh Do’s memoir. Michael Connelly’s … Continue reading

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End-of-season reads

While putting together my previous reading list, I mentioned that I was already tackling Relentless. That was three weeks ago. I’ve since finished the nonfiction title, before trekking Nesbo’s 695-page Nemesis. In under a week, I’ve likewise knocked back Grisham’s … Continue reading

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Mid-autumn reads

As the title suggests, this reading list was spread through parts of April and May. I devoured at least two of these books last month: Dynamo and Gone Girl. However, I finished the latter in early May. Regardless, only Redbreast … Continue reading

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My April reads

I’ve finished four books since my last catalogue. I mentioned before that Fallen (Slaughter) was my latest read. I’ve since moved on from Will Trent no. 5. I then proceeded to tackle this nonfiction title, So Many Books. At 144 … Continue reading

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Hat-trick

I finished three more reads since my last list. I indicated then that American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins was next. Aside from the controversial novel, I have also gone through two non-fiction books. The first was Chuck Palahniuk’s Consider This, … Continue reading

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Late-season picks

Choosing the right book is galleons. This has never been truer than in my latest catalogue. Since my last list, I have summited a further three reads. However, there is more to the tally than what meets the eye. In … Continue reading

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New decade, new reads

Since my last list over a month ago, I have masticated a further three books. The previous catalogue was my ultimate of the old decade. After the turn of the New Year, this marks the first reading list of the … Continue reading

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Born to write (updated)

Years ago, I penned the About Me section of my blog. Titled ‘Born to Write’, the 200-odd words captured who I was back then. It’s time for a re-write.  Topher Ong is a young writer from Sydney, New South Wales. … Continue reading

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