The Quiet Musings

The Book Edition

My favourite reads of 2018

This is the year that my to read pile is bigger than my read pile. It's also the year I started reading more sci-fi after reading 'The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet' last year. I'm a believer of coming across the right book at a right time. Personally, this year I didn't come across a book that really...

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The Guilty Dead

The Guilty Dead is book number 9 in the Monkeewrench series, written by a mother-daughter writing duo. I remember over more than 10 years ago I stumbled upon Want to Play? at the bookstore. I was hooked from page one. About a group of misfit genius programmers who became each others family through life traumas. Since then the Monkeewrench team...

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My favourite reads of 2017

The past years I have written my favourite reads of the year for my local English book store. This year they aren't doing the readers top books. Thus I decided to write it here. I like sharing books I read. I also hope others will chime in what theirs was. Without much ado, here are my top 5 books of...

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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, not worthy of Stieg Larsson

It was five or six years ago that I bought Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and read them all in less than two weeks. My first encounter with Scandinavian crime mystery that got me hooked, line and sinker. I remember how slow paced Larsson started 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. He took his time to build the characters, the setting...

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