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The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
The Edge of Nowhere

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

The Edge of Nowhere is an absolute page-turner. An interesting and well written story about a young girl who suffers greatly with the troubling gift--or curse--she inherited, of being able to hear other people's thoughts. It's also a very emotional story, where every single character has a purpose and you feel their emotional scars and pain. Not to mention the mystery at the heart of it all, as everyone struggles to find out what really happened to Derric. Or the paranomal touch to everything.
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This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
This Moose Belongs to Me

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

Oliver Jeffers never lets me down. Wildfred names his moose Marcel and teaches him how to be a pet. But does he really belong to a little old lady who claims his name is Rodrigo? Read this awesome, beautifully illustrated picture book by Jeffers to find out. Perfect for boys or girls who love animals and funny stories!
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Flavor by Rocco Dispirito

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

Of course DiSpirito is a poofy goofy gigolo with too many TV shows. But that's not the point. And no, these recipes will not change your life. But they might if you consider the driving idea behind them. DiSpirito organizes the recipes around four flavors: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and that strange, earthy fifth taste: umami. If you apply the same approach to anything you make, you will understand cooking. It is that simple.
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Happy New Year, Julie (American Girls Collection) by Megan Mcdonald
Happy New Year, Julie (American Girls Collection)

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

I loved reading this with Annabelle. We especially loved the parts about Chinese culture and the scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown. We've been there so many times! It was also a great reminder that Chinese New Year is about putting aside disagreements and focusing on the new year, our blessings, and wishing others good things. A truly enjoyable book!
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Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

WongKaiWen, December 24, 2012

Really interesting book. An account of various forms of hallucinations from delirium to self-induced altered states. It not only reports on visual forms, but also delves into auditory hallucinations and phantom smells. It felt very complete and covered many common misconceptions about the variety of hallucinations. Not deeply scientific as to the specifics of how and why these things occur, but a relatively complete account of experiences nonetheless. He shares his findings with enough of an explanation that I felt both informed and consistently entertained, while not having to be a schooled in neuroscience to understand him. It gave a sound history and clarification of various hallucinatory occurrences without overwhelming me with jargon. Oliver Sacks has a way of writing in a way that feels very conversational, but doesn't underestimate his reader either. I really enjoyed this book.
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