Be a Saint

The Art of Worldly Wisdom  by Baltasar Gracián Translated by Joseph Jacobs Baltasar Gracián was a truly noble man. Being astonishingly frank and witty, this book is one of my favorable books ever since I first picked it up a decade ago. Though it was written in 1647, but it has served to be a spiritual […]

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A Little Something

Charlotte’s Web  by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams Being a true friend and do a little something in life. The Secret Garden  by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Peter Bailey Mistress Mary the sour girl from India, Collin the shut up and weak raja-like young master, Dickon the moor lad and animal charmer, […]

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Daily History

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew – From Fox Hunting to Whist – the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England  by Daniel Pool This book is so academic and so cool. Details of 19th-century England, from daily house life to social life, with all these confusing titles and social norms. It’s very helpful […]

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Life and Nothing

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry  by Rachel Joyce Audio book read by Jim Broadbent Different persons lead different lives, bearing different stories with others, troubling by different agony. Every time when I read this book again, it feels good as once it was.

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EEEEE !!!

Smile  by Raina Telgemeier Sisters  by Raina Telgemeier HAAA HAAAH… just love the braces part !! Since I myself is wearing braces, since I myself have been through a 7.8 earthquake on the Richter scale, it’s just hard for me not to finish this book with kinda sympathy-and-amusing feelings .

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Illusions

Sapiens-A Brief History of Humankind  by Yuval Noah Harari & Audiobook read by Derek Perkins This book is really bold,  provocative and lovely. Yet it seems that westerners or rather, people who grow up in different cultures, cannot really understand Chinese culture and Chinese people. The idea of a huge bulk of people who can do […]

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