Monday, August 27, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling

A most interesting book. First of all, my heartfelt thanks to my classmate Yiwei for lending me the book last Wednesday even before you even started reading it!

Haha, well I heard spoilers here and there but it was nevertheless a great read! The book is substantially lighter than the previous tomes and I was pretty surprised at the weight of it.

It was engrossing and I completed reading it within 1 day and returned it to her the day after. Haha.

What can I say? J.K. Rowling simply weaves magic like nobody's business. And I think it must have been sometime since I read The half-blood prince cos I had forgotten when Harry got a new girlfriend and then broke up again. I should read it again really. Haha.

Well, well, the true test came, but it was slightly anti-climatic, I expected a more intense wandfight between Voldermort and Harry at the end instead of just a single spell.

Lalala, but I especially loved the mystique and adventure of Harry, Hermonine and Ron. Though it seemed a little draggy - always does cos you can't wait to get to the end - but yup. Whee! Won't mind reading all 7 again!

A million stars for this epic.

What Would Jesus Do - Charles M. Sheldon

A most interesting book. I bought it at the Great Attributes Sale, I think it was $9.90 and Pauline told me she had a copy after I showed it to her...

Haha anyways, I thought it was a book about principles, rules to follow and stuff. How sadly mistaken I was. Don't ever judge a book by its cover! Haha.

It was a narrative, a true tale set in the early 19th century on how a pastor's life was impacted by a tramp on the streets who collapsed in his church, a highly respectable institution and how his whole life and ministry was transformed.

A pretty long read by standards because of the style, its quite different from the snappy pace of books today. But now you know where the phrase came from. After reading I also felt impacted by the miracles that happened just because one person obeyed God.

Reminds me of Shamgar:)

Coming up next... Finally! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Fall of Lucifer - Wendy Alec

Just finished it this morning on the bus to work. Wow! It's such an amazing book I picked up from the Kallang Attributes Warehouse courtesy of Kelvin. Haha.

It has such glorious, beautiful and lush descriptions of Heaven it'd probably convert an unbeliever in just a few chapters. Haha. Well basically the story is about the 3 archangels, Lucifer, the star of the morning, Michael the warrior and Gabriel the Revelator. And of course how Lucifer fell.

It was jealousy. Amazing. I felt it wasn't fully fleshed out, how Lucifer was consumed by jealousy, it seemed to have happened too quickly, but I guessed that's how such powerful emotions work. It doesn't take time, it happens instantly.

Well, this was the first book in years I've truly enjoyed, and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Now when was the last time I read a book like that? Hmm..... Can't remember. It's a must read!!! I can't wait to lay my hands on the following books!