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The difference between coding and programming

It is a very very subtle difference. But it is still a difference. And as a student of IT I realized that the core difference between coding and programming. What is it all about. Programing is about programming machines to do something. Coding is creating codes from one language to the other. That is a… Continue reading The difference between coding and programming

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To Charge Or Not To Charge

Asking such a question has always been something that I needed to ask as a beta. Because I got some authors who were trying their luck with me, often trying to get me to read their book for free. And I often told them that I charged for it? Why? Because what I do as… Continue reading To Charge Or Not To Charge

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What makes the poppy war good?

And I am talking about one of the most exciting and dark books I have ever read in years. The same thing that felt respectful to my own culture even as sometimes I raised an eyebrow to it. (Yes, I'm Chinese and I do speak and write the language as well as know the folklore,… Continue reading What makes the poppy war good?

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An Ember In The Ashes: On Hindsight

This is by far a series that largely I felt was just too over hyped and of course lacking in the quality that will have made it stand out. Again it is the problem of the character. I don't remember a thing about Laia or Elias, other than one's a slave and the other a… Continue reading An Ember In The Ashes: On Hindsight

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The Lunar Chronicles: On Hindsight

I'm here with another series which I also rated highly before, but this time it's in the same vein as the Young Elites. The story highlights good things, although it is rather superficial at least when compared to other YA. I liked it because of how Levana as a villain was. Although after a while,… Continue reading The Lunar Chronicles: On Hindsight

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Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

This had been on my mind for quite a while, seeing as a lot of books I rated low often happened to favour heroism over character. And books that did not favoured was vice versa. I liked being able to relate to the characters, for all their flaws, the strengths, their quirks, rather than their… Continue reading Does a protagonist need to be a hero?

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The Sin Eater’s Daughter

Talking about this trilogy, by a debut author who is on her second series by this point. It became a favourite and a high point since it has been one of the most surprising works so far. Alchemists here have their own costs to bear if they want to play, myths play a strong point… Continue reading The Sin Eater’s Daughter

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Bungou Stray Dogs

I won't say that this is perfect by any means, it takes quite a while for it to be really addictive. But this is a series that gets better as time passes, with the people who worked on it being able to direct the story in a better direction. There are a lot of characters… Continue reading Bungou Stray Dogs

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The Young Elites: On Hindsight

This is me after spending two years reading plenty of other books aside from The Young Elites, and well I do think that I have managed to think about it on a more serious note. My feelings about the series has mellowed out, it isn't a masterpiece, but pretty good by all means. I did… Continue reading The Young Elites: On Hindsight

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What Makes The 7 1/2 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle Stand Out?

I say this because this was one of the most surprising but also one of the most groundbreaking books I have read this year. This isn't just a story, it is a mystery, a puzzle beginning from the setting to even the smallest details. The main character changes a character every day, and he only… Continue reading What Makes The 7 1/2 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle Stand Out?

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What Makes Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns Fresh?

And here I am on a book that totally surprised me this year, climbing its way to being one of the things that I prize. Why? It wasn't in the premise, the characters or the plot. The plot followed a fairy tale retelling of snow white except in the eyes of the evil queen. The… Continue reading What Makes Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns Fresh?