Posts Tagged: Books

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Conversations with Friends
June 2, 2022
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I first came across Irish writer Sally Rooney through her second novel Normal People. It was a big hit on all the Amazon book lists when it was first released in 2018. I downloaded a sample to see if it would appeal to me but it didn’t have enough pull to draw me in. I […]
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The Three Body Problem
May 5, 2022
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I just finished reading ‘The Three Body Problem’ by Chinese author Liu Cixin. It’s the first of a sci-fi trilogy set in China, spanning several decades. It begins in 1960s China during the Cultural Revolution under the reign of Mao Zedong – a period Liu Cixin fondly refers to as ‘The Madness Years’. Intrigued? So […]
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Books & History
February 10, 2022
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This is why I never watch horror movies and don’t understand people who enjoy them. The blood is fake, and you just have to picture the filming crew following the axe murderer around to remember that it’s all bullshit.
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Books & Hallyu
January 20, 2022
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Still, I downloaded the Ted Talks app and visited it daily to watch a short video or read a six-minute article on various ideas worth spreading. I watched a short animation about the epic of Gilgamesh there which came in handy when I watched Eternals the other day. (Worth it!)
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Books & Crypto
December 31, 2021
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I already have a mile-high TBR pile for 2022 to get me through BBI politics and election mania. Yeah. We now what 2022 is going to be about. Crypto’s going to be big too so before we cross over, here’s my gift to you.
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Scourge of the slugs
October 14, 2021
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She looks at me with unwavering resolve, like Daenerys in the final season of Game of Thrones when the city of King’s Landing rings the bells and raises the gates in surrender, and she burns it all to the ground anyway.
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Fallow
October 7, 2021
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When I find an author I like, I usually find all their books and read them until I am inundated with their voice. I did this with Rupi Kaur, Junot Diaz, Frank Mc Court and now with Shin Kyung Sook.
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Books
February 28, 2019
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The business of creating things you love most times is a neatly-wrapped gift of freedom, self-direction, and unparalleled fulfillment. But it can also be a ball of fear in your throat, the hot air of disappointment around your neck, a clamp putting pressure at your temples. Sometimes you encounter losses and curveballs in the craft […]
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Love and Light
December 20, 2018
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I have fragments of stories. Story lines grabbing at the seams of my conscious. Scenes of people, noises, tears, words said with quivering lips, trembling fingers, thick, heavy words that come out in choked voices. Feelings swallowed, that cut their way down the gullet like pellets of glass. But, these fragments aren’t coming together in […]