Love and Pain

My Absolute Darling  by Gabriel Tallent Audiobook I an trying not to blame the victims for doing stupid things or being a coward, which they would do possibly blame themselves the same as we do,  because it’s much easier to see this way but helps nothing.

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Whakapapa

Tears of Rangi by Anne Salmond The way Māori see the world, their stories to explain how the world works, and early histories between Māori and Europeans. It’s amazing to find the similarity between Māori and Chinese culture with all the geological and linguistic insulation between them. The concepts hard  be translated into English, like hau, Whakapapa, pō, mārama and all the ancestral […]

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The Loop

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children-Miss Peregrine Series, Book 1,  by Ransom Riggs Audiobook read by Jesse Bernstein Well this is not a thriller, despite a really dark, horrific cover, just a fantasy of a bunch of “peculiar” kids .

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Moving On

Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly New York socialite Caroline, Kasia the Polish teenager, Herta the German doctor The war changed everything. It was just impossible to pretend nothing had happened. The third part that happened after the war, that people would live on and suffer, kinda like what would happen after the “happy marriage” , which is really […]

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Tiresome

A Fine Balance  by Rohinton Mistry This book is set in the mid-1970s in India, not a cherry and happy one. I’ve finished only the few chapters in the beginning and the end. The people in nations with long histories did suffer in different time and in different ways.

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A Tudor Everywoman

The Lives of Tudor Women  by Elizabeth Norton A collective biography of different women from upper as well as lower class. They suffered or enjoyed their everyday lives differently and yet sometimes amazingly the same as today . All the drawings and paintings mentioned in the chapters are attached, which makes it easier to imagine.

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Essays

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – Essays, Etc.  by David Sedaris Audio book read by the author. Lost most of the points. Bit hard to catch all the details and laugh lines.

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Total Mess

After You  by Jojo Moyes All about things after  Me Before You. With two whole books and 30 hours’ reading, I only find myself more clear that I don’t like Lou, I don’t like Lily, or maybe I don’t even like Daenerys Targaryen. But oddly, It’s sort of comforting to know that I finally sort this […]

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