Author Archives: 5tephen 4eo

The Lazy Intellectual

The Lazy Intellectual reminds me of the Bluffer’s Guides series which focuses on individual subject matter, but with a humorous twist. For this book, the attempt to cover so many subject matters resulted in scratching the surface of more than a few. Some parts are repetitive because the subject matters are related, just like the… Read More »

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

There’s so much “fake it till you make it” vibe in this book that the cup truly runneth over. And chapter 11 took it to a new level of BS with what the author called Higher Self, which “is capable of a high degree of sensitivity and attunement to a harmonious flow within the universe.”… Read More »

The House of a Million Stories

These are my recent haul from BookXcess in Penang. It’s a two-storey book lover paradise in Gurney Paragon. I wasn’t expecting to be buying books on this trip (came for the food) so I was totally unprepared (no $$$, no luggage space). Probably have to come here again sometime in the future. If you’re the… Read More »

Choose Yourself

This “book” started off very promising until you realised that it’s essentially a collection of blog posts rewritten and repackaged to fit a new medium. Which is a shame because there are a few nuggets of gems lost in the meandering fluff. The author used a gimmicky promotional tactic that promises to give your money… Read More »

Star Trek: New Earth – Rough Trails

I don’t normally read a series out of cycle, but my daughter picked up this book for me from the library, not knowing that it’s book 3 of 6. Not wanting to waste her good intention, I decided to read it nonetheless. However, it was an unfortunate coincidence that when I started reading this book,… Read More »

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