Biracial Identity

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky  by Heidi Durrow Audiobook read by Karen Murray Set in Portland in the 1980‘’s, Rachel was a half black, half Danish girl, and lived with her strict African-American grandmother. Her Danish mother and her siblings leaped from the top of an apartment building. Rachel survived and lived in struggling […]

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Freedom

A Woman is No Man  by Etaf Rum Audiobook read by Ariana Delawari Life of immigrant Arab-American women. It’s wired that traditional Chinese culture is as conservative as Palestinian customs. Today we’ve found there are women suffering, but on second thought, my great-great-grandmothers would have suffered the same way. It could have happened to me, to […]

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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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Being Yourself

Girl, Stop Apologizing – A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis Audiobook read by the author Sequel of Girl, Wash Your Face Girl,stop apologizing for who you are , forget those judgemental comments and be your true self. Hollis has always got a funny way to sort things out. Self identification is always […]

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Reaching the Throne

Catherine the Great – Portrait of a Woman  by Robert K. Massie Audiobook by Mark Deakins A bit too much fuss over her sexuality in spite of her marvelous accomplishments. But it is obvious the writer has done a huge mount of research for this book. It was a very vividly pictured one and was pictured […]

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Methodology

The Art of Conversation – Change Your Life with Confident Communication  by Judy Apps Analysis conversations in a scientific way. The author focuses more on how you should take the conversation emotionally than just a few practical tips. The Secret Life of the Mind – How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides  by Mariano Sigman

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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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New India

The Windfall  by Diksha Basu The Jha family got a website sold and thus became rich all of a sudden. It’s so oddly comforting to know that there’re so many similarities between Chinese society and Indian society, ie. the uncomfortable after social climbing, the brutal and pathetic rivalry on amost everything and widespread anxiety over money.

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