About

Books are one of my favorite ways to escape into another world that is different, sometimes more dramatic and often more exciting than the daily run-of-the-mill state of affairs.

This blog was born out of passion with a simple aim in mind – to share and review books or anything related to the literary world that have tickled my fancy, serving as an outlet for me to pen my honest thoughts and opinions

Most of my reading is done on my Amazon Kindle, which has liberated me from the sheer weight of carrying books around to focus instead on consuming the plot and its words in its simplest form.ย (For Kindle review, click here. For Kindle โ€“related recommendations, click here.)

In 2012, this blog has been featured on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed page twice, a double honor for two different book reviews. Click on the image to read the feature posts:

For enquiries, please contact me through email at seejy@outlook.com or through twitter (@seejy)

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated to the authors, publishers or organizations (including Amazon) mentioned in my blog. All my posts reflect my honest opinions. Any book and others items mentioned in the posts are bought with my own money unless mentioned otherwise. All images taken from other sites are promptly linked back. Those images without links are pictures taken by myself.

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62 thoughts on “About

  1. So happy to have come across your blog. I’m looking for some fresh book recommendations and reviews so it looks like I’ve come to the right space. thanks!

    1. Hi! I LOVE books. Everyone else in my class,even my friends, only read for school. I read for fun all the time! It help me relax when I’m stressed. So happy someone agrees with me! I have been complimented on my great reading skills, and in the reading competition, I won 1st place in my class! I LOVE โค books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Loved your blog. As a die-hard reader who has been known to nearly burn the house down (twice) while engrossed in a book instead of watching the stove, I love your column. I shall look forward to reading more of your blog.

  3. Stumbled upon your blog while reading about the Japanese Occupation. Thanks for taking the time to write that short anthology of stories about your grandparents. I love your style. All the best and keep writing!

  4. Just discovered your blog on WordPress.. Amazing write ups from you…. Like to read all those books mention by you. My self also new to blogging but not to books. Do visit my blog and give some your expert suggestion if any changes required.

    Looking forward for more….

  5. Just stumbled across your blog and all I have to say is: Yay! Thanks for posting so often. I am always looking for new books to read.

  6. Just found your blog and look forward to reading your reviews. I live to read but find reviews hard to write, so I appreciate the efforts of others who make it look so effortless. Plus I always need MORE book recommendations!

  7. Just discovered your blog. I absolutely LOVE reading books. Will be looking forward to your recommendations from now onwards!

    Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I stumbled upon your blog in my search for blogs on reading and writing. It’s such a blessing and privilege to discover others who love books! This is an excellent service you’re offering and I plan to visit again!

    1. Hi..I need a help: I get started my blog but Ididnt know anything about it, I get sick of it , I wanna know how could I post , write new thing ..etc, sorry about that ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. Christmas night holy aside worries and sorrows. Open your heart and gets a touch of blessing that flows over the world tonight!

    Whether this year’s holidays will fill your heart with joy, confidence, hope and love. And Santa will bring the most desired and unexpected gifts and those close to you.
    Merry Christmas

  10. I look forward to take a few long moments to read more. I love books. The start of a book is like getting acquainted with a new character…over time you get closer…the last few chapters, I read real slow (kind of like a slow dance) and savour those last words because it’s like saying goodbye to that friend. Whispering Insights

  11. Hello, I wonder if you would be able to review Dream Wheeler? It is available to borrow free from Amazon at the moment. There are several reader reviews on my blog. Since writing (and self-publishing) the book Macmillan has commissioned me to write two more, but I’m trying to get Dream Wheeler reviewed because half of the proceeds go to Jane, the woman I wrote about, and I’m keen for her to benefit in some way. You will understand why if you read it. I am also happy to send you a physical copy if you prefer. Many thanks, Best wishes Deb Hunt

  12. A fellow book reviewer :)) hope to read more from you. Feel free to browse through my book review blog, by the way.

  13. So, I just joined the blogging world and I’m pretty clueless on how everything works. But your blog popped up on my suggestions, so I followed. I’m an author of a YA novel- romantic drama. Would you possibly be interested in reviewing it? Thanks,

    Kayla Roses

  14. NOVEL FOR REVIEW: A Soul’s Calling, 340 pp., Wanderlust Publishing House, ISBN 13-978-0-61569-535-8

    Dear Seejy,

    Sorry to approach you through your comments but I could find no email address to send this to. And, I know your time is limited and have to be very selective in the books you review, but I would count myself honored if you considered my book A Soul’s Calling for review on your website. It’s alright if your time horizon wouldn’t permit you to get to my book until the Spring, too. I’d be happy with that.

    A Soulโ€™s Calling is a memoir about a man who listened to his heart instead of reason. The book, a work of speculative non-fiction, is part travelogue, part hiking adventure, with shamanism and magic woven throughout.

    A Soulโ€™s Calling transports readers to Nepal’s rugged but enchanting Khumbu Valley where mountains speak and nature is imbued with a special kind of magic. The novel is an inspiring modern day adventure that weaves the timeless themes of living an authentic life, the consequences of power, and what a man would do for unrequited love.

    Scott, a forty-something attorney, is average in every way except one. He has a connection to the Other Side. He speaks to Spirit and Spirit speaks to him. He sees, hears, and interacts with an invisible realm that is beyond ordinary human perception. When Scott learns his soul has been spiritually compromised he travels to the ancient kingdom of Nepal to win it back. Once there, he hikes the Himalaya carrying a mysterious bundle and a stick laden with prayers from Luminous Beings hoping to come face to face with the greatest mountain on earth: Mount Everest. As his journey unfolds, Scott is called on to battle his fear of heights, the thin air, and his physical limitations. Powerful, sweeping, and deeply moving, readers will search their hearts as the book draws to a stunning conclusion.

    If this sounds appealing, I would be happy to provide you with a Kindle copy through Amazon. To read an excerpt from the book, please visit http://www.scott-bishop.com or you can view it using Amazon’s Look Inside feature here:

    http://www.amazon.com/A-Souls-Calling-Scott-Bishop/dp/0615695353/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358172531&sr=8-1&keywords=a+soul%27s+calling

    With every best wish,

    Scott Bishop
    Author
    http://www.scott-bishop.com
    info@scott-bishop.com

  15. Hi,
    I am getting in touch on behalf of Eventispress, a small publishing company in the UK. We are proud to announce the launch of our first novel: Ancasta, guide me swiftly home; a vivid historical romance set during WWI written by Diana Jackson. We are looking honest reviews; would you be interested? I would be happy to send you more information, no strings attached, just drop me a line at ella@eventispress.co.uk.
    Ella @ Eventispress

  16. I just had your blog recommended to me and all I can say is how much I have enjoyed reading some of your reviews and I look forward to many more to come.

    Please feel free to stop by my blog, I would appreciate any criticism you could offer on Humanity: The fall.

  17. Hi! I wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the Sunshine Award! ๐Ÿ˜€ Reading is a huge passion of mine, and I love reading your reviews on other books that I wouldn’t have thought of reading. You can find the details here: http://wp.me/pEVHI-oO

    1. Glad that you’ve enjoyed my blog and it sure is a coincidence that both of blog names are so similar!
      Have just stopped by your blog and am absolutely loving it (: Will definitely visit it more often

  18. I was just about to logoff when Worpress featured your blog. Very fascinating. Would you be interested in reviewing my book excerpt? My book is finished and going off to the editor next week. I’ve been having excerpt signings, which I’m so humbled that hundreds of people are attending (see http://www.eighthwonderthenovel.com). I’m building my support base as I was initially going to self-publish, but now I am going to begin to pursue agents, based on the response to my book. Many agents require new authors to have a platform and fan base. The excerpt is 52 pages and I would value your honest review of the work. When I sent out my query letter last December, I targeted 20 agents to see if I had anything worth getting published, and 15 responded within 30 minutes! The only problem was, it was only a rough draft! I didn’t expect that kind of response. I’ve spent the past 12 months working on it.

    I’d love your review of it.

    Sincerely,

    A.M. Cal

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