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Share Lord of the Flies
2017-5-9 15:27
Lord of the Flies I noticed this must be a classic years ago as it was always on the recommending list of books sent to me by Amazon. But I never thought that I would get hold of it and finish reading it to know the mystery of the story. I decided to read it mainly because of the conversation I had with one of my students. She told me that her English teacher asked them to read this book and analyze the characters depicted in this novel and then write an essay about ...
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Share The Sun is Also a Star
2017-5-9 15:25
The Sun is Also a Star This book was on the top 20 books in 2016 recommended by the editor of Amazon. According to the brief introduction in the post, this book is about a love story. Generally, love stories don't deserve that much applaud as even though love has always been considered an eternal topic, love is too universal to inspire or to enlighten people on different levels like some great books dealing with more serious topics do. I know normally this sort of b ...
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Share Everything I Never Told You
2017-2-25 09:27
Everything I Never Told You This is a book written by Celeste Ng. "Lydia is dead." The whole book starts with this suspicious fact. It's the very first sentence but it has already laid the base of the whole story. It's like I accidentally stumble into the end of the book. Knowing this, I desperately want to find out what has happened to her that leads to her seemingly doomed end of life. Lydia grows up in a middle-class family whose mother M ...
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Share Random thoughts on the book: Steve Jobs
2017-1-12 17:30
I just finished reading Steve Jobs' biography. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be this good, more in terms of his charisma than of the writing. I bought a copycat of the book and paid only $3 for it, which I believe it's something Jobs would personally hate and berate considering how much he valued intellectual property and how much he hated other companies stealing Apple's ideas and ripping it off. To this, I think I should buy an authentic book just for collection and more importantl ...
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Share Reading
2016-12-7 18:00
Emma Watson launched an activity in London by hiding books in the tube stations of London to encourage people to read more. It was a great success. Some people organized the same activity in the subway of Beijing. They even invited quite a few noted celebrities to join this to give it even greater publicity. However, the feedback from the public regarding this seemed rather controversial. Some people complained that it would interrupt the public order since the governme ...
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Share Return to where everything begins
2016-10-18 09:48
My father constantly brings up the topic that he would like to renovate the house in the village where we grew up so that he could spend his retirement years there. He wants to return to be a farmer again and live a purely idyllic life. My grandma from my father's side firmly believed that should she die one da y, she should die on her bed in her own home. So every time when she was hospitalized, she was always concerned that she would die in the hospital and bring bad luck ...
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Share Reflections on Outliers
2016-1-5 09:30
Reflections on Outliers Success is of enormous significance to modern people in this increasingly materialistic world. We chase after success due to different reasons. Most of us eager to be successful because we want to be acknowledged by others. Some of us desire to succeed as we want to climb the social totem pole. Some of us yearn for success simply because we cannot resist the temptation of materials. No matter for what reason , the efforts we have paid duri ...
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Share Random Thoughts on "One Day"
2015-5-7 08:49
Random thoughts on "One Day" As the title suggests, this is not gonna be a proper article, rather than that, this will just be my thoughts pieced together on the book as well as the movie---"One Day". Before you read the rest of this, I suggest you stop right here if you are too crazy about the book as you may feel offended. For starters, this is a realistic story. The story started in 1988 when the major characters Emma and Dexter graduated from the un ...
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  • The Sun is Also a Star 2017-5-23 11:41

    Thank you for the compliment, my friend. I do not know how many books I have read but I do know that not a day passes with me not at least browsing in some. What is more important, though, is whether any of these books have left a permanent memory. Luckily I can say that some books have done so.

  • The Sun is Also a Star 2017-5-23 11:12

    seneca: You have clearly not read much literature and obviously are unfamiliar with great French novels.
    I wonder how many books you have read?
    You are great scholar!

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