How to Start Reading and Actually Understand English Books.

I’ve stumbled several of my fave authors who when they been asked about how to write well, they’ll just say
Read and read a lot and then you’ll write. 

Its been 7 months since I decide to write my blog in english, throughout that time I also realize that I’ve been reading so many english books. The reason is, well obviously I need to learn more words, and thats maybe what I’m gonna become. I must thank my past version who willing to start this journey against all hope and against all odds. Just so you know, I begin with ZERO, nothing, absent, totally empty.

I’ve been a bibliophile, basically a human who loves to buy books and left it untouched on my shelf. Its been a fault from the moment where I get to choose which book to read and bought it later and realize it does not meet my expectation or the words were just too complicated to understand. Sigh. 
I began to learn how to read proper, how to understand and most of all how to get myself on tracks in completing my every week goal of books to read. 
Tbh, as a reader, there are no shortcut to understand english, you need to get ready with determination, eagerness and curiosity in feeding your knowledge and you’ll need to start with zero. Well worry not there are also guidelines to help you get through an english book and at least understand the main plot summary of those book. 
All we need is the right book to start with and let see how these guidelines may help you :

❥ Choose The Genre That You Like.


I’m a fans of mystery thingy, so this one from J.K Rowling touch makes me fascinate.


Depends on your mood whether you wanna choose fiction or non fiction books its really up to you. Choose something that you fond of. They were tons of categories such as romance, indie, thrill, mystery, fantasy, humor, science, young adult fictions and much more diverse kind of books. You must have at least one category that you like and can relate with. Be it anything, but in case you still blackening on what to choose, then consider trying..


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Books Recommendation 

Two of books above was recommend on my Goodreads feed. 
Whenever I began to crave such a good plot twisting books I’ll go read on Goodreads, Pinterest and even check booktubers on Youtube just to get a glimpse on what are they recommending. Booktubers, and bookstagrammers were actually design to make you fall in love with reading again. Thank God for their existence! Alhamdulillah. It will be more awesome if you have booktubers/bookstagrammers or literally a bookworm to ask for book recommendation.

I actually pay those creative people a lots of visits just to know what are they reading right now. Its actually kind of chemistry that snapped you when you find the perfect book, your mind gonna be ‘yeah thats book is good, the kind of book i wanna read, and yeah they love it too so i’m gonna put it on my to be read books’. 

My fave booktubers was +LovingDemBooks  and +Maliemania, I found myself reads so much Paper Fury blog updates – she was hilarious and you gotta check her blog because she likes dragon. And of course my all time fave bookstagram and actually inspires me lots in reading is Tinybookish a.k.a Fatina. Most of all I’ll just randomly read #bookstagram post on IG. 


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Read The First Chapter/ Prologue


It took me long enough to remains this books on shelf. 

Wonder how you fall in love with a book? The cover or the summary? Apparently summary does not enough for gluing you into the last page of the book. Yeah the ugly true. So I’m gonna tell you once that you need to know whether the book you hold was actually perfect and suitable for you. 
And that my friend could be known by reading the first chapter. Yeah the first chapter or prologue. Skimming from its style of writing, the books words whether it actually fits your mind. If you fond of how it writes, how fast you can understand the first chapter then give that book a try.  
As a Malaysian we does not familiar with other english slang, sometimes they can be too classical, the words just too old and the other times it can be so howdy boy watcha doin country slang. If you gonna need to understand a book then finding words that does not exist in the dictionary will be the last thing you wanna deal with. But yeah, we have Google to save to. 

❥ Dictionary is Your Whole Time Bestfriend 

Its like a savior for the lost. Dictionary is a must through out when you reading your english books. At least at time of need, dear charming prince dictionary will coming to the rescue. Be it on your smartphone or hardcopy dictionary doesnt really matter as long as you have one on your side. Trust me, its help!  
and finally of course,

Just start reading. 😃

So, how did you manage to complete reading on your english book? Do you have any other tips to understand english the easiest way?

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • Finally I'm finished with this extraordinary book. It was the best I've read since Cuckoo's Calling. The details - omg the details was very well written, very pack with information.
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Since the beginning cormoran series was about which one will survive first; either you choose your work over family, or family over work.
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The highlight of this novel also : You can choose who you wanna be, you dont need to cling to other people emotion (or even circumstances) to do what you care about.
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And Robin in here is so outstanding and strong woman. I'm not done with cursing at Matthew but I better kept it for myself. .
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Not just Mr Galbraith had a complex yet will written mystery to solve into, its like witnessing a true crime and your heart just want to reach that bloody truth - which way too far till it happen as this book was thick as hell - 600+ pages guys.
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The only catalyst to keep my reading pace is to get on that part when will Robin slap Matt on the face. Although the 'slapping' (in words) does not meet my expectation cause Matthew receive all the swear in the world - okay im overdramatic. Well maybe because I've been in Robin place. Its a realationship of a woman who cant breakup and a man who too damn afraid to leave. .
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And yeah. As I said, it will be a looong journey before we know Robin & Cormoran will be together or not. It happen to be like Harry Potter series all over again where Ron & Hermoine only getting together on the last book.
Well, lets the love find its own way. And yeah. This book deserve 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 😉💫
  • 5 🌟 review up on the link 👆
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I remember how its stabs my heart several times and kept me with a weird feeling lurking in my stomach.
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My advice, please do not read this book on the public area as you'll grin like a mad person before u even realize it AND do not read it on the late night, where everyone had fall asleep, the eerie side of this book may freak u out.
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Well done @yangszechoo for the writing 😘❤️
  • 📖3✨ Review 📖
 I shall say only three words for this book : short, fastfoward and paranormal.
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The story involving two malay detectives pushed into a tangled world of paranormal serial killer, a vampire like. But what matter the most, it has a connection from their ancestor. .
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There were still much hole on the plot as there were several unanswered questions at the end of the book. Still, the crucial questions had all been covered, so that not gonna be a problem.
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Its also have a plot twist which I did not expect nor do I excited about. Its just so-so.
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The ending for me does not satisfied as there are so much 'Why this and that?'.
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But yeah still a nice fast foward reading, this first published book for RAM Typewriter gotta glued you till the end with the curiousity bait in every pages.
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P/s : Are you a fan of RAM? Have you read this book? Or what was your fave RAM' s book?
P/s : Im not really a fan of RAM, but my mom is. Only she always read the first and the last chapter😂
#ramleeawangmurshid #kasyafain
  • Today Gratitude : To all the follower of this IG account. .
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As an introvert, i found its really hard to interact with other human being because of the shyness been accumulated inside me. I have no other words to decribe how meaningful other was to me. The reader, the follower or even the bypasser of this bookstagram pages, i would like to sincerely thank you for doing so. I pray for your everlasting wellness. May the goodness always in your favor ❤️.
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Dont let it stop here. Pass your own gratitude to other. Spread the positivity so there is no way for a blues monday.
  • Fix me in this path ya Allah.
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Kau kena faham, untuk berada di jalan yang kau pilih, untuk mengejar impian, tak semua akan faham bagaimana kau menjalankannya.
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Nasihat aku pada diri sendiri, keep moving on and teruskan berdoa in every step we take. Percaya dengan sebulat tekad, bahawa jalan terbaik bukanlah yg pada akhirnya berjaya, tapi pada proses kau mengenal Majikan Kau yang sebenarnya. Indeed He is Capable of Everything.
  • Izinkan aku membaca untuk seribu tahun lama lagi.
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Im out of words but soon im gonna post my book haul in my blog. 😁😁