Thursday, October 05, 2006

Readers' writes and Yvonne Foong's book


Do you, now and then, Google yourself?

I must confess I do it once a week. Since I have 4 or 5 pen names, I Google them every now so often. I also Google my real name to see what pops up. But the words that I Google most are "Dark City, Xeus." (I know, I know, I'm very pathetic.)

Anyway, I Google myself just to find snippets like these on other blogs. This one absolutely made my day.

http://thehaberdashery.wordpress.com/

"I noticed local author Xeus’s Dark City on the shelves, found an open copy, read the first page and couldn’t put the book down until the whole tale was finished. Xeus’s writing is elegantly understated, her dialogue noirish and she does clever flashback cuts to increase the suspense. This former fan of twisted, violent tales was impressed. It’s another book to add to the shelves next visit."

Was at MPH 1 Utama the other day and found Yvonne Foong's book 'I'm not sick, just a bit unwell' featured prominently at the bookshelf end in the Malaysiana section. It was rapidly depleted too! Please do support her. Congrats, Yvonne, for getting it distributed so well.

9 comments:

Argus Lou said...

Hi, Xeus. Yeah, once in a while I google myself, too -- some of the stuff that shows up are not mine but that of a Korean dentist. Ha ha.

Xeus said...

Argus, for me, a lot of 'Xeus' shows up with astronomy telescopes, for some reason :(

Ted Mahsun said...

I google myself when I'm bored. I mostly get Turkish sites...

Good to hear Yvonne's book doing well. I will try to get my own copy soon too.

Eliza said...

Hi Xeus, I meant what I said about your writing. And this is someone who has read Richard Laymon, David Wilse, and the like. Ted said your other stories are better so I will get a copy of your book for Raya reading!

Xeus said...
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Xeus said...

Hi Ted, Yvonne's book is uplifting and inspirational according to my friend who has finished it.

Hi Eliza, thanks for your wonderful comments. Hope you will enjoy the book! You might find you like different stories from Ted, just like every one of my friends seem to like different things as well.

Lydia Teh said...

Nowadays, I don't google myself as often as I used to. Nothing new, hehe, other than my blog posts. It's always exciting to find a complimentary comment on other people's blogs.

Congrats to Yvonne Foong. Looks very glamourous in this poster - like model lah.

Xeus said...

Lydia, once your new book is out, you will be appearing plenty.

Yvonne Foong said...

Hey thanks for the mention. hehehe... *blush* I've just got my first "insider". Haven't got the time to go click click click, check stocks at MPH.