Fresh from the oven

Aaahh…since my countless imaginary and half baked ‘novels’ are still under contruction, it’s nice to know that writing talents runs in the family..ehem..presenting DIINTAI RINDU by Junie Octovian. I was pleasantly surprised when my dearest aunt posted the cover of this book in her facebook page. It just makes you want to say TADA…hehe. As a neutral reviewer (I tried to be but well blood runs deep), I think the story can be a very good movie if it’s filmed. It’s got romance, action, fast and furious, drift, handsome hunks, (wonder where did my dearest aunt get all her ideas?) suspense, tragedy and happy ending. It’s about the many loves of Ain Zuraidah a successful, good looking and talented cook (damn she has it all) who fell in and out of love with several guys. Just shows that money doesn’t bring you happiness. But who can resist someone like Aaron?He’s too good to be true. Hey, if I could meet someone like that I would willingly sacrifice my beat up Gen2 just so we could accidentally bump on each other..hehehe


Review: Terzahir Di Sanubari

The problem with Malaysian literary is that it is too littered with romance novels, chick lits and well..more soppy love stories..I think we need more current Malaysian novels that shows strong modern women rather than heroines who ‘accidentally’ fell in love with a rich hero..yawn or nice kampung girl who fell for such prince charming..make it more interesting an aspiring writer i dreamed about such characters.. interesting, witty and successful women who in their way in life fell in love..LOL

So with such positivism yikes..i read terzahir di sanubari…the lead heroine is interesting enough but the hero (ejal or is it nazif?) is blah..typical malay guy..damn are all malay guys like this?honestly the story is dragging at times..but all in all the story is trying to convey the advice that well love and friendship can intertwine..a good read

Verdict: 2 stars

My favourite Malay author

Did you know there’s an annual contest for most popular Malaysian book?  Well yeah..I know Malaysians hardly read…so in the spirit of patriotism I will be reviewing books by Malaysian authors.. my favourite for the moment are by a certain Nurul Syahida.

Aku Kan Novelis

I really like this one coz the language is not too over dramatic,simple and realistic…the storyline is quite interesting too. You have the heroine Safiah Shuhaimi or Safi obviously a writer with a writer’s block who’s helping her two bestfriends; Helmi and Iza survive the harsh world of romance but instead find love herself in the most unlikeliest candidate..blonde haired, rude and rempit Roul.

I nearly shed a tear coz there’s a twist near the end. Quite sad and touching. One of my favourites! Wonder why it’s not nominated in the Anugerah Pilihan Pembaca Berita Harian/Popular 2010?

Verdict: 5 stars of course!

Soalnya Hati

This could be Nurul Syahida first published novel..probably as the story is so-so simple and not much’s so obvious that the two protagonist will eventually fall for each first being enemies..then friends finally lovers.

 I think the background for her novels are mostly targeted for educated malaysian women…modern malay women as the reference to Charlotte Bronte , Toltstoy (em is that the correct spelling?) might be not familiar to some..but hey I like it!

Verdict: 3 stars.

Last but not least is Plain Jane..the story of plain and slightly chubby Balkis whose indiferrence to the perception of other people grab the attention of Zaniel a rich and handsome guy who tried to change Balkis to his liking..but as usual love can be found in the most unlikely places..and sometimes is actually under your own nose..or eyes..ehem..

Popular Bloggers

Whoa..apparently my small country has quite the blogger following. Look at some of these popular female bloggers.

1.Hanis Zalikha is Imageone of the most popular blog out there. Why? She’s a model and she has like 37,000 GFC followers. Crazy right?


2. Fatin Liyana– she’s cute as hell and she’s a Med student. Beauty and brains. No wonder over 40,000 people stalk her on GFC.Both of these blogs have won awards for their accomplishment in blogging. Yes, apparently Malaysian are quite obsessed with looks. Aside from political blogs, gossip blogs, we love cute and pretty girl who blogs.

Oh, dear. Since I’m neither pretty nor cute and too old to pretend to be one, (and will never be popular in Malaysian standards) I’m just going too drown my sorrow by looking at my cute little son.


It's me!

Hi, there! I’m Natasha and this is my other blog which is more personal in nature and featuring Malay books. I have another blog at blogger called Primrose Musings specifically for English books but I decided to have another one because:

1. I’m crazy

2. I’m OCD and I don’t like to mix English and Malay books for review in one blog

3. I’m just plain bored

4. I like to talk about myself sometime..hahaha

5. So this is basically a blog about me, my hobbies and my travels

Thanks for reading this 🙂