Friday, December 30, 2011

Everyday I'm SHUFFLIN!!!


Book Reviews - Introducing Reading like Rabbits

I love reading.

I find nothing more enjoyable than sitting in a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee/tea in my hand and a good book.

This year alone I'm on my 44th book. For a year that has a total of 52 weeks that's almost a novel each week and considering the time that I took to study for my GMAT, read technology magazines, newspapers and so on, that would be almost 2-3 novels on some weeks. :D

One thing I can say about myself is that I'm not a picky reader. When I've decided to start on a book, I normally trudge on right till the end. Its almost like an obsessive compulsive disorder and it is extremely rare for me to put down a book when it is half-read (unless of course, I have misplaced the book or heaven forbid *gasps* it was really that bad!)

A reader like me would therefore need to do careful research before I even get started on any book. Sometimes it would be good enough that the book comes highly recommended by a trusted friend but most of the time I would have to rely on renown book lists or charts and even then these recommendations are then carefully scrutinized before I commit myself to plunge into the deep end (in a manner of speaking).

Despite all the books that I've read, I'm glad to say that I have not actually zeroed in on any particular genre of books and my interests remain broad and varied. However, with that said, I do find myself gravitating towards history (mainly tudor history), religion (or discussions about religion) and then for some light reading - thriller, supernatural or fantasy books.

Well, that basically sums up my general reading habits. For today, I would end this post with a rather good book review site which I've recently chanced upon.

It is cutely named:" Reading Like Rabbits". Enjoy!

*Updated:  FREE delivery worldwide ??!?! This really rocks!! At Book Depository*

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours!

Learning this song on my ukulele! Positively catchy...:D

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
Nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn, to win some or learn some

But I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And it's our God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love love

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

And do ya want to scooch on over closer dear,
And I will nibble your ear

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see ya clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I'm saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find that the sky is yours
So please don't, please don't, please don't, there's
No need to complicate cause our time is short this
Oh this oh this oh this is our fate, I'm yours

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!

These 2 clips were made more than 3 years ago but I watch them every now and then to remind myself that sometimes we can get too cynical and pass judgement on people far too easily.

Truly inspirational videos and if you haven't watched them before. Get those tissues ready! 

Britain's Got Talent, Susan Boyle (2009)

And another one by Paul Potts (2007)
Merry Christmas!!
(My apologies as embedding is not allowed for these 2 videos)