Game of Books: The story thus far…

Granted there’s no sexy maiden with dragons IRL or ominous three-eyed ravens/ crows… but #SG50books50days is doing well, with folks responding back on social media with their new finds! As I shared in the post before, over 50 days I’ll be planting 50 different reads in different parts of Singapore. It’s finders keepers and I hope it ignites an interest for books and Sing Lit again!

It began with Book 1 (Marina Bay Sins by Neil Humphreys) placed at the Art Science Museum located right next to Marina Bay Sands. I was catching the LKY Musical and it just seemed like a great place to put it 🙂

Book 2 (The Adventures of Mooty: Book One) was placed at a cozy cafe located in Siglap called Udders & Kook… I saw it get picked up and kept, but I guess its new owner doesn’t quite do social media, but that’s okay! I hope they enjoy the book with all its colourful illustrations!

Next up, Book 3 (Stir-fried & Not Shaken by Terry Tan) was aptly left at Bedok Marketplace on a bustling Sunday evening, where it was later found by someone with an Instagram account… Yay hey!

And then, Book 4 (Travellers’ Tales of Old Singapore) was strategically left by the steps of the iconic Singapore River at Clarke Quay on a lazy Monday… the weather was good, so I decided to roll the dice and make a gamble, placing the new read out in the open.

Awesomely, the book was found and its new owner connected with me via social media, which was really very nice…

Yesterday, Book 5 (Singapore Mutiny: 100th anniversary edition) was left on this vintage Volkswagen parked outside Jubilee; very apt considering the restaurant is located at an old colonial house along Netheravon Road and the book, which chronicles the true accounts of the infamous Sepoy Mutiny in 1915 Singapore, was by a colonial couple who personally experienced the ordeal.

I’ll be heading to the airport shortly, so Book 6 will be placed somewhere in Changi International Airport 😉 I’m off to Perth for an assignment and back this Saturday, so I’ll continue with this on-going book hunt/ game/ giveaway come the weekend. 6 books down, 44 more to go! LOL. Mucho kudos once again to Definitely Books and the brilliant folks who sent me messages about this… I really do hope more people read again, and fall in LOVE with books!


Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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