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


First Impression || Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones

Blurb: On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with almost everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dicken's classic Great Expectations.
So begins this rare, original story about the abiding strength that imagination, once ignited, can provide. As artillery echoes in the mountains, thirteen-year-old Matilda and her peers are riveted by the adventures of a youngorphan named Pip in a city called London, a city whose contours soon become more real than their own blighted landscape. But in a ravaged place where even children are forced to live by their wits and daily survival is the only objective, imagination can be a dangerous thing.

Everyone called him Popeye. -1st line.

The cover: The cover reminds me of the books they used to make us read in High School back in Edinburgh. Very simple, mostly beige with a small painting of a Carribean girl reading a book barefoot on a beach. Simple and interesting in it's own way. While browsing the web, I saw some other, more colourful versions of this book cover.

The story: This book actually belongs to Lydia  who has been kind enough to lend me this book as part of her book swap project. Siti has also posted a book swap list on her blog. I am delighted that there are book lovers out there who, like me, want to share our passion for reading with others. I asked her to pick any book she enjoyed and she sent me this one. Two chapters into this book, I already feel like this is a special book. This will be one of those books that will inspire (more than any "pure" self-help or motivational books can). I love the premise of this book, that even in adversity, a book can feed the imagination and change a life. 

This First Impression is part of my friend CJ's little project on his blog Coffee N Crackers.

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