Books

Tyler Rae Swampillai recently launched her very first book, The Sea Monster, among an audience made up of her friends, at her grandfather Benedict (Ben) Morais’s home in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It was just 12 days after her ninth birthday. Inspired by her mother Rowena Morais, an editor and writer, Tyler Rae began writing her
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A friend of mine has an interesting analogy of modern life. We are, he says, 1.0 systems operating in a 6.0 environment. In other words, our world is evolving far more quickly than we can keep up. Thanks to socio-economic and technological advances, we live in times when obesity kills more people than starvation, violence continues
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Get the Sunday Star paper tomorrow, Feb 10, for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Carbs Author: Laura GoodmanPublisher: QuadrillePrice: RM89.90 Humour isn’t often an ingredient you find in cookbooks. In between cooking, photographing, recipe-testing and writing their cookbooks, few authors have any residual time or energy to expend
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Michael Caine has been looking back, and on the whole he likes the view. Regrets? He’s had few. The 85-year-old star of movies such as Alfie (1966), Get Carter (1971) and The Dark Knight (2008) – among many, many others – reminisces fondly in Blowing The Bloody Doors Off, whose title adapts a line from
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Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet whose rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection, has died. She was 83. Author of more than 15 poetry and essay collections, Oliver wrote brief, direct pieces that sang of her worship of the outdoors and disdain for greed and other
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Eternity GirlCreators: Magdalene Visaggio (writer), Sonny Liew (artist), Chris Chuckry (colourist), Todd Klein (letterer).Publisher: Young Animal/DC Comics All Caroline Sharp wants is to die. The only problem is, she CAN’T die. She has tried jumping off a bridge (“at least once a month,” she reckons), slashed her wrists (she has no blood to begin with), hung herself (though
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Get the Sunday Star paper today (Jan 13) for your 25% discount coupon on these cookbooks. Look for it in StarLifestyle. Baking All Year Round Author: Rosanna PansinoPublisher: Atria BooksPrice: RM145.90 YouTube has been incredibly kind to Rosanna Pansino, who runs the Nerdy Mummies cooking series, one of the most popular baking shows on the
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