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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The Last Tsar

Romanov  by Nadine Brandes Finished a good part of this book on my nice and pleasant trip @ Tanoa & Pullman in Nadi. It’s not really our place to judge Russian history or the royal blood or the age of spell masters, still technically this novel is a well-written one. To Maria & Ivan Even […]

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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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