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    That's what I'm hoping LoL. Well, I guess I'm really good company for long car rides.
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    The Quran and I - Anas Zubedy
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    The Twlight Paraody- Nightlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventhfairy View Post
    The Twlight Paraody- Nightlight
    I finished reading that within 2 days, but I could've easily finished in one sitting in less than 2 hrs.

    I'm reading Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy is quite attracted by Elizabeth Bennet's eyes. I like Mr. Bennet, he's cool. Mr. Bingley's sisters are snobs.
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    Finished Hermann Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund - very, very good book. Thoughtful, touching, well-written.

    Now I'm starting Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
    My love and my agony.

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    Finished two books by An Chee Min entitled Empress Orchid and The Last Empress. Quite entertaining and well written. However, the empress here is depicted positively in total contrast to popular belief. Now, I am confused as to what the truth is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shen diao xia View Post
    Finished two books by An Chee Min entitled Empress Orchid and The Last Empress. Quite entertaining and well written. However, the empress here is depicted positively in total contrast to popular belief. Now, I am confused as to what the truth is.
    Have you read Becoming Madame Mao?

    I haven't read much novels by Chinese authors since I last read Death of a Red Heroine, To Live and Raise the Red Lantern novellas. I don't know why but I always feel weirded out and bleak after reading these type of literature.
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    No, I have not. My preference is for material during Imperial times. Anything beyond the Qing Dynasty does not appeal too much to me. Even so, I find Factory Girls quite enlightening especially for the tenacity and resilience of the Chinese race, though it borders on over competitiveness.
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    Just finished a three book series by John Twelve Hawks. The books are: The Traveler, The Golden City, and The Dark River. Really good books about time travel in a mystical sort of way and includes Japanese sword fighting.

    Now I'm looking to purchase all of the San Ichiro mystery books written by Laura Joh Rowland. Her book, The Samurai's Wife, is what got me interested in her other books.

    My last Chinese type books that I read was written by Da Chen and they were amazing. Oh and I almost forgot, Cindy Pon who wrote Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia.

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    Moneyball

    Michael Lewis

    Describes the Oakland A's in the early 2000s and their quest to be successful by using sabermetric principles. In time, probably a portrayal of the ego of baseball executives who believed in their intelligence rather than their luck in having some of the best young players in the world.

    Now being made into a film starring Brad Pitt.

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    I think they're probably at the same level as or one level below Ah Qing, which is about the level of a 2nd or 3rd generation Quan Zhen disciple.
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    Finally finished Beyond Good and Evil. Liked parts of it, not so much other parts. Though I particularly liked the last chapter, because it gave a very good glimpse into what Nietzsche was like as a person and I could sympathize with him well.

    Now reading Ordinary Men by Robert Browning. Won't be easy.
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
    My love and my agony.

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    Reading 'Angels Among Us' by Don Fearheiley.

    The front cover said they are true stories, but, the narration sounds fictional.

    No matter what, it's still inspiring reading about Angel encounters. Reminds me of my mysterious encounter. I didn't see any angel, but, I was saved from a near death incident. This book make me regain a bit my believe of thing beyond.
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    currently reading The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

    a book about the 2007-2008 economic downfall and where it is now.
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    I am reading, "At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace" by Claude Anshin Thomas. It's an autobiography of a spiritual journey of healing undertaken by a Vietnam veteran who eventually became a Soto Zen monk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xJadedx View Post
    Finally finished Beyond Good and Evil. Liked parts of it, not so much other parts. Though I particularly liked the last chapter, because it gave a very good glimpse into what Nietzsche was like as a person and I could sympathize with him well.

    Now reading Ordinary Men by Robert Browning. Won't be easy.
    I don't think anything you read is easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pandamao View Post
    currently reading The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

    a book about the 2007-2008 economic downfall and where it is now.
    Read the book before.

    Some funny tales but left out some of the bigger names like Paulson.

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    ビーズの雨音 
    (some ebook i downloaded from itunes app)
    o wilku mowa...♪

    The only thing I need to know is that I don't know anything.

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    The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang. So far, I hate it. It's horribly written. If you want to write a book that's about a very significant event in history, try not to sound biased, hypocritical, and most of all, don't dramatize things. Like, just awful reporting and writing. Don't know if I'm going to be able to finish it.

    I'm a bit disappointed that one of the few well-known books about the Nanking Massacre is this one.
    Because I'm somewhere in between,
    My love and my agony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJadedx View Post
    The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang. So far, I hate it. It's horribly written. If you want to write a book that's about a very significant event in history, try not to sound biased, hypocritical, and most of all, don't dramatize things. Like, just awful reporting and writing. Don't know if I'm going to be able to finish it.

    I'm a bit disappointed that one of the few well-known books about the Nanking Massacre is this one.
    It was also heavily bashed book actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucre View Post
    It was also heavily bashed book actually.
    It also create a lot of hatred within readers like there's not enough animosity already between the Chinese and the Japanese.
    什麼是朋友?朋友永遠是在你犯下不可原諒錯誤的時候,仍舊站在你那邊的笨蛋。~ 王亞瑟

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