Sarina's Book Palace.

Some books make you think. Some books bring you serenity. Some books take you on THE thrilling ride of your life. Some books make you cry and laugh at the same time. Then, there are some books, that leave you devastated when they are over.


And you know what? I'd rather not choose. 'Cause each of them was with me at different points in life, just when I needed them. Each of them made me see life in new lights. Each of them taught me to appreciate life in ways I can't explain.


I love them. My books.

Bloody monday: a thrilling manga

Bloody Monday 1 - Ryou Ryumon, Kouji Megumi

Full of thrill, suspense and dread of bombing-massacre filled, this manga will give you a ride beyond anything you can imagine. The start is pretty nice-looking, but get to meet Falcon. And that is where the real fun(or dread) starts.Personally, I can't shake the feeling of awe & admiration for the manga and its authors when I found out about Christmas Day. That's when I got sucked into the manga for real. If you haven't read the manga yet, you are missing out on one of life's greatest mystery plus thriller plus blood-pounding stuff. My advice: Don't miss it. Just read it. You'll see then.

Just Listen. Sarah Dessen

Just Listen - Sarah Dessen just three words. I love it.

Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society

Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society - Professor David Lewis It was informative, and written in simple but elegant style. This really helped me with my studies for the Bangladesh Studies exam. And also helped me learn a little more abt my country.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1)

The Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I don't know why, but I hated the series. The whole lot. So I won't rate it. Until I can figure out sth.... This series frustrates me! Which is very frustrating for me, coz I don't understand why I can't think about it normally. I mean, I hate the world they live in. It's just too harsh...and too much to take in, along with the real life problems. Maybe, I was so drawn into it that the ending couldn't satisfy me. This a regret. I'm sorry, but it truly is.

The Lady or the Tiger

The Lady or the Tiger?: And, the Discourager of Hesitancy - Frank R. Stockton Frustrating! answer of a riddle with another riddle!

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

Lover Reborn - J.R Ward I read and really liked the other BDB books, more or less. But this sth else. I thought my favourite pair was Bella and Zsadist's. Now I have a new favourite. Tohrment and No'One/Autumn.I mean, their story was so...innocent, yet not. The other characters...well, I'll talk about them later, of course. (I'll see what the next book says about Qhuinn or Blay.)Actually, whatever the plot is, however convincing or not, the author writes these books in a way that it becomes impossible to get up without finishing the story and it leaves u wondering for a long, long time. J R Ward has a way with words...and I wish her a really long career in writing.

Perfect Chemistry

Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles I don't know why, but this story of Brittany and Alex captivated me.I can't explain it, the need.To know if their love saw light. It was a good light read.

Akagami No Shirayukihime (Red-haired Princess Snow White) Vol.1 [Japanese Edition]

Akagami no Shirayukihime, Vol. 01 - Sorata Akizuki the character development is the best part.This manga is a really nice read.

Blindness (Harvest Book)

Blindness - José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero The movie stunned me. The book must be a heart-stopper.

Hearts for Rent

Hearts for Rent - Crystal James The idea was promising...but the author obviously hasn't heard about the "show, don't tell rule"; because I found words were being repeated by the characters from time to time, which was annoying. Did they have to describe the same thing to everyone the same way? And I liked the story at first, then too much melodrama(which seemed hurried off one after another) ruined it. I never once felt Ashleigh's pain, coz their(her and Kelso's) relationship had little ground and it felt too rushed. An author should have the writing skill to make the unbelievable "naturally believable" to the reader; this author failed to do that. The grammatical errors here and there didn't escape my eyes either.The story had some good points though. New events were started off in an attractive way, the character J.T.(though his action of admitting Heidi into the hospital and then getting her out seemed bizarre.), Heidi's helplessness,the last scene(Court making a heart-felt oath to Ashleigh).However, the bad points are too many to ignore. Word-choice, the jokes had nothing new about them. All the adults(Julliard's dean, people at the hospital, Ashleigh's dad,etc) were all fools,ignorable and would have better served if left out of the story altogether.This story could have been made better if the author took the time to reread and figure out the parts to take out or rewrite.(like they virtually had no connection with the school except filing petitions and meeting the dean, so why put them there?) In the end, everything just fell apart. Corps of a story. I learnt nothing from it that I already didn't know. A time waste. There are better soul-searching stories out there,people, like "Memoirs of a teenage amnesiac". Read those; or you can read this story, Heart-for-rent, and decide for yourself.

Tolkien A Biography

Tolkien: A Biography - Michael White I came to know so many things about the mysterious author(Tolkien, who opened a new door within my mind) from this book! Because of this book, I feel like I really know and get the person Tolkien a little more.One who has become mesmerized by Tolkien's world, should really read this book...not just because it s well-researched, but also because Michael White has written it so beautifully. Not once did I want to part from this book.......

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin the progress of the very much life-like. the end feels like the last page of a diary, which means the narrator has yet to experience many more new events in her life.The story is definitely worth....a read.I praise the author for surprising ME,(who thought she knew all aspects a story could be told in and was proven wrong by this book).

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Beauty - Robin McKinley the retelling captured my heart in the least possible way.It was a slow-read, but enchanted with a middle-aged atmosphere, which fit the story perfectly. Anyone who has watched the disney movie or read a picture book of Beauty & the Beast must read this book at least once. You'll definitely fall in love with the exquisiteness of Robin McKinley's writing.

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien This book will take you to a world full of unreal wonders, yet so vivid. Some say it is too long, but I say the descriptive tale helps to imagine more clearly and delve into the amazing storyline. No characters could I ignore, they were unique in their own way. This type of book is very rare, so I'm glad I have read it.Those who are not sure whether to read it, I suggest watching the movies first, and then dive into the world of Hobbits, Elves, Dwarfs, Men, the evil and the powerful Ring.

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