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Share Paper Towns
2017-6-12 15:36
I decided to read Paper Towns mainly because I thoroughly enjoyed another book "The Fault in Our Stars" written by the same author-John Green. But I honestly believe this one isn't as good as the another one I read before. I personally reckon the former one about life, death and relationship is rather thought-provoking as well as tear-jerking to a certain extent. But this one which focuses on growing pains we all experience when we are maturing seems to pale a bit compared with that book. ...
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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 Purpose of Reading 2018-4-12 13:45

    we have the same feeling about. reading,reading. really tells us a lot especially when welearn foreign can help us to understand other. country's culture and customs.therefore,when we talk. in foreign languages.we. needn't worry about. making too. much also can enrich our life.let's enjoy reding

  • Why don't We Stand Out and Fight? 2018-4-4 14:14

    It is actually emotionally and mentally healthy to have nursing homes for old people in residential areas, and makes it easy for families to visit their elderly relations regularly.
    Death happens to everyone and it is stupid to hide it away. Death is not bad luck - it will happen to you and me.
    In some European countries there are homes for the elderly next to kindergartens, and everyone benefits from interacting with each other on a daily basis.
    The elderly benefit from interacting with children and keeps them mentally alert, whereas the young learn about death as a normal part of life.

    For a country that supposedly 'respects' their elders, China has a very superstitious attitude to death and dying.
    where i am from, the elderly are allowed and supported by family and state) to be independent and in their own homes.
    Where medical treatment is needed, residential homes allow the elderly appropriate facilities in towns and cities while their families can visit easily and local residents can interact with them.
    In addition, local communities benefit from being able to interact with these residents and the residents can still be part of a local community, not hidden away as something to be ashamed of or 'taboo'.

    Shame on China for such medieval superstitious attitudes regarding death.
    Does China 'respect' the elderly so much that they should be hidden away from people's lives?

    Do you want to be isolated and hidden away when you are old and your family don't want to or can't visit you?

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