The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (in pictures)

Harry Potter has meant so profoundly much to so many people, and never is that more poignant than when you are walking around the commercial madhouse that is Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter. “It’s a racket, it’s a racket, it’s a racket,” you’re telling yourself. “Don’t buy that $60 sweatshirt, or that $7…

Autumn Reading!

Its October 5th. Summer is officially over, although it doesn’t feel that way here in Hong Kong. The stifling steaminess of August and September has subsided, but the humidity doesn’t seen to be aware that it’s October. We still worship the air conditioner as our source of sanity. I’m not complaining… too much. I’m the first to admit that…

Spring Reading (Like Spring Cleaning but More Fun)

We read so much between April and June that we didn’t have a chance to write about it 😉 Here they all are. What have you folks been enjoying lately? Kelly – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami I honestly had no idea what I was walking into when I picked this book off the…

Book Tag!

How did you get into reading?

Sam ~ My parents (thankfully) sort of forced reading onto me. When I was six or seven they made a deal with me: I could stay up 30 minutes past my usual bedtime if I used that time to read. At first I oh so sneakily pretended to be reading (which involved blankly staring at a page for 30 minutes), but slowly realized that I actually enjoyed comprehending the words on the page. Reading every day became a routine and then an obsession.

Awesome Books For Restless Minds (February Reading)

We were all over the map this month, both in terms of our adventures to Toronto, Boston, and Florida, and in terms of what we were reading. In our minds we traveled to Paris, to Rio de Janeiro, to Hong Kong. We even traveled through space and time. Here’s what we got into: Kelly ~ Almost French by Sarah…

The Book Love Club – January

I fell in love with reading again. With reading what I want to read, and reading it slowly, savoring each word without hurry, as I do. Here’s what I read in January.