Head Above the Water

Girl, Wash Your Face- Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis Audiobook read by the author Girl, Wash Your Face, and keep on going. The author is being so straight-forward and honest. It’s not the end of the world, after all, to […]

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Food & Beverage

The Hygge Life – Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions  by Gunnar Karl Gíslason Norwegian lifestyle with roughly outlined routine and receipts. Perfect reading for Christmas holiday.

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Social Mobility

Hillbilly Elegy – A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis  by J. D. Vance Wish that I had encountered this book earlier. Felt and still feeling amazingly the same way, especially the latter part featuring social mobility, ie. moving upwards of the social ladder, which is honestly is pathetic in some way. Chinese children […]

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From Mulan

Mulan Lunar New Year  by Natasha Yim Telling a Chinese story by western way, Mulan series has done a wonderful job. It’s kind of a shame that Chinese market is now driven by capital but not by enthusiasm. Anyway, specially edited themed stories can be a good way for more cultural backgrounds to be known. A […]

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Time Machines

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World  by Cornelia Funke A\ most imaginative cover, with each element echoing a story.All fairy tales are suitable for children&adults, and comments for adults&children. Fairy tales coming from different countries, thus not just prince-marry-princess-and happily-for ever, rather,there’re some stories for bravery or art or persistence, […]

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BBQ Keynote

Berber & Q  by Josh Katz I honestly got overwhelmed by all these unfamiliar ingredients. Yet I’d like to regard this as a book rather than a recipe list because it’s beautifully written. It feels good to know more about different stories about daily vegetables and meats. More than basic principles and less than rigid […]

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Adolescents

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – Adrian Mole Series, Book 1  by Sue Townsend Loser  by Jerry Spinelli Audiobook by Steve Buscemi Life of Zinkoff, the laughing boy, of the junior years. Finding Audrey  by Sophie Kinsella Audiobook by Gemma Whelan

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