I love to read. I love to share. I would love to share my passion for reading with all of you.


It's a very simple concept. I have a book and I want to share it with you. Just follow these simple steps.

  • #Browse through my collection of books. For tips on how to find a book click here.
  • #Choose one you like. I have provided a plot summary and review for each book to help you.
  • #Leave a comment under that particular post ("I want to borrow this book" or something similar).
  • #Contact me at and leave your name and mailing address.
  • #I will mail the book to you and you can read it.


In order to promote reading to others too please do these simple steps.

  • #Tell all your book loving friends.
  • #You may keep the book for 2 weeks (upon recieving it- so notify me when it arrives safely- extensions are negotiable).
  • #After that, please mail it to the next person requesting the book (contact me to get their address). If nobody else has requested the book, simply mail it back to me.

  • Hmm.. I wonder if this crazy idea will actually work...

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Hidayah's Book Club


Julie & Julia by Julie Powell (Review by CJ Al Hafiz)

Firstly, I would like to say how delighted I am to find another book enthusiast. I think he reads more books in one week than I do in a month ..hehe.

Here is an excerpt of his review on Julie & Julia by Julie Powell. He has strong feelings about the book, pretty much as I did when I read it.

The Story: Living in a tiny apartment in New york and trapped in a job she hates, Julie Powell sees life passing her by. Then one night, she notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the vary ingredients for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Child's legendary cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And the Julie/Julia project is born. Julie begins to cook every one of the 524 recipes in just a year space. She devotes her entire year life to the project and enslaves herself in French cooking.
My Thought: I picked Julie & Julia partly because I thought that the idea of cooking is very original and a bit different from other books. And I hope that this kind of book can inspire me. But, after reading this memoir I just knew ... (read the rest of his excellent review at his blog Coffee N Crackers)


HaniCheLat said...

Introduced your amazing site to another bookworm I found thru blogwalking <1:00 am readings>

Have a great reading ahead! :-)

cj'alhafiz said...

o yeah!! thanks for the highlight...
wait for my review on "Cut" by Cathy glass.Thanks so much for borrowing me the books Hidayah sis..

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Kak asmahani: thanks :)

cj: u're welcome.. can't wait to read the review

Salmi said...

found this site from hani..I have not yet read the book but already watch the movie..such an inspiring..

Hidayah Ismawi said...

The movie sounds good because the lead actresses are stellar .. but the book wasn't that good in my opinion .. great idea but the writing was a bit off..

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