Stand up for Yourself

***Everything Is Negotiable – The 5 Tactics to Get What You Want in Life, Love, and Work  by Meg Myers Morgan Audiobook by the author Not about tricks for business negotiating as the title might have indicated, this book is more about advises to negotiate with yourself, to learn to neglect some nonsense limitations.

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Comics Ⅰ- Mixed

Little Moments of Love  by Catana Chetwynd Everyday moments of a pair of love-birds. Be Prepared  by Vera Brosgol Russian girl trying to fit in with American kids. With all these birthday party and camp thing, it’s weirdly sad to know how Vera tried desperately for other girls to like her. I guess we’re all […]

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Philosophy

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – An Inquiry Into Values  by Robert M. Pirsig Audiobook read by Michael Kramer Ugh it left me utterly confused why this book has received so many accolades and blind recommendations on Zhihu.com. It seems to me it’s just a plain philosophy book, not even a brilliant one. […]

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Woeful Depression

My Year of Rest and Relaxation  by Ottessa Moshfegh Audiobook by Julia Whelan Eileen the thin, blonde, pretty, privileged, rude, selfish girl suffers utterly depression. This odd book is about her one whole year swinging from sleeping, getting pills, and sleeping black out again. Reva is just a too typical trying-desperately-to-fit-in kind of girl who lives an absurd Manhattan life. I […]

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Animal Wizardry

Animal Wizardry – Familiars Series, Book 1  by Adam Epstein & Andrew Jacobson Aldwyn the alley cat, Skylar the know-it-all blue jay and Gilbert the tree frog of Daku, the prophesised three for land Vastia, the trio legend familiars, saved their loyals and the Queen. Chapter 14: An unwelcome return ***Secrets of the Crown – The Familiars Series, Book 2 […]

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Story Time for Mr. Snicket

Lemony Snicket is the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events  &  All the Wrong Questions Series. Why Is This Night So Different To All Others? – All The Wrong Questions Series, Book 4   There was a town, there was a train, and there was a murder. All The Wrong Questions Series is not good as I […]

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina  by Leo Tolstoy Audiobook by Wanda McCaddon For me Anna Karenina feels more like a biography, ie. Tolstoy was enthusiastically portraying himself as Levin in the book. Full length of this audiobook is thirty three and a half  hours, while most of it is certainly not about Anna. The author was trying so hard […]

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Dynasty

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs – The Untold Story of a Lost World  by Steve Brusatte This book is about paleontologists, fossil clues and planetary extinction in an academic way. Timeline started from the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to the Cretaceous period. Oddly to know that so many stereotypes that I’m holding about dinosaurs […]

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