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Yahui07

Yahui07

Joined December 2019

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Pickpick

“At some point it comes down to who can handle the boredom of training everyday.”
I thought that it would be a good idea and good start to read this book in the beginning of 2022. This book indeed offers some useful tips to form a good habit and would definitely benefit readers having such need. That said, I would not say that I enjoy reading this book which, I think, is not really a negative comment on this kind of book. 😅😂

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Beautifully written and creative!! I have had this book for a while but did not read it until now. Don‘t know why I held it off probably because of those praises and of this kind of genre not being my usual type.
It turns out this book indeed lives up to the hype and I like it!! Hopefully there would be a movie.

emz711 Read her other book immediately! Also what genre would you put it in because I honestly don't know 3w
Yahui07 @emz711 which book of hers you recommend? For me this is more like imagination genre if such genre exists. Haha. (edited) 3w
peanutnine Love this book! Her second novel is even better, imo 3w
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Yahui07 @peanutnine Cool! I have that book too but did not realize that is written by the same author. Thanks! (edited) 3w
emz711 @Yahui07 she only has 2. I like the starless sea even more 3w
Yahui07 @emz711 wow, that must be a good book because two people recommend it. I will definitely read it as that book has been on my shelves for a while. 3w
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Mehso-so

Unpopular review
I am aware that this book won Goodreads award in the memoir category which is the reason I looked forward to it. However, this is just not for me, just not. Being an Asian I can relate to the strict discipline of an Asian mother and to some of Asian culture and my country was mentioned in the book, but I just can‘t get into it.
But it is the interesting part of reading books. Everyone has different thoughts on a same book.

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Lincoln Highway | Amor Towles
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I like “A gentleman in Moscow” and I like this book more. So impressed by the author‘s elegant writing style and his way to revive every character. However, this book is not perfect. For example, the last few chapters are not as good as previous and the narrative of the eight year old boy is too matured. That‘s said, over all I still like this book!!🤪🤣

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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This book made me shed some tears. Based on the three books written by Kristin Hannah I have read, I have to say that she knows how to write the complicate connections between mothers and daughters. However, this is not my favorite of her books I have read. 4 out of 5 stars.

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Ordered this book before it was released so received it very quickly in Taiwan. A worthy reading book, no doubt but don‘t expect to know too much about her inner thoughts or upbringing. That said, you get to know more about Germany.
4.5 out of 5 stars because I do want to know more about her inner thoughts and upbringing. Haha, forgive me😛😛

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The Mountains Sing | Nguyen Phan Que Mai
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Like and enjoy this book more than I expected.
Like the tenderness and warmth this book conveys even what it talks about is a cruel and sad history. Also, this book brought the memory of Hà Nội I visited to and my plan to travel to Vietnam again back to me. Most importantly, I learned that what Vietnamese have been through is more than the Vietnam War.
“May our planet never see another armed conflict” said the author resonates with me. Recommend!

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Quick read. Although some people do not agree that this is poetry i am fine with whatever it is.This book consists of the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing.
What touches me most is that “Every time you tell your daughter you yell at her out of love you teach her to confuse anger with kindness which seems like a good idea till she grows up to trust men who hurt her cause they look so much like you” from the hurting.
4 stars out of 5

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Like the Nazi comparison and learn something from this book. But redundancy is a problem that I could not say I love this book.
3.5 -4 stars out of 5.

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Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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A quick read. Better than so-so but not up to good!

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How Democracies Die | Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
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Surprisingly good!! Learn a lot and think a lot!!

Leftcoastzen I got so much from this book.Important read! 4mo
Yahui07 @Leftcoastzen cannot agree more!! 4mo
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This is a quick and enjoyable read!!

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Cannot believe this book takes me almost 1 month to finish.

I enjoyed this book but sometimes got lost or had the feeling that why I read this book. I wouldn‘t say that I love this book but I could say I liked it.

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I have not yet known how to describe my feeling of this book. Although initially I was not able to get into it, I started to enjoy it since 1/3 of the book. I like it over all but cannot say I love it.
The author‘s note of this book helps me understand this book as I keeps wondering if which part of the content is fictional or not when reading it.
4 or 4.5 stars of 5.

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Beyond 5 stars!! Understood and agreed on all of the praise.
Such a loving book!! I enjoyed it very very much. It would be wonderful if there is a movie!!
For a person whose first language is not English, I am so glad learning the word “cerulean” and love it. Such word will be always with me as such book will be.

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Asking “what happen to you” instead of “what‘s wrong with you”!!
Reading this books is learning, reflecting, and healing.
Highly recommended! 5 stars for sure!!

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A lovely book!! 4 stars out of 5.

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First dual biography!! Interesting style! I‘m a big fan of 1984 and Animal Farm and glad to learn the backdrop of them. 4 stars of 5.

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Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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This book is somewhere between okay and good. What makes it lean toward good is history learning; what makes it lean toward okay is some of the descriptions of emotion feel artificial.
A historical fiction, in my view, always offer something worth reading.

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Mehso-so

Unpopular review******

This book did give me some laughs, but over all is an okay book to me probably except form the last two entries.

I think that I better manage my expectation of the high rating books.

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Although this book is talking about the US legal system, a lot of issues are actually about the nature of human being and can apply to our daily life.

I would not say that this book is interesting. Rather, it is sad that the issues as stated in this book are not new. That said, this is not a doomsday book as stated by the author. So be positive and patient!

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As a person not a heavy user of Instagram and not good at tech, it is interesting to know the ideas behind the app design and the evolution of Instagram and also scary to know our habits of using the apps and websites are actually manipulated and are taken to generate unexpected outcome and profit. 4 stars out of 5.

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Mehso-so

I can relate to the conflicts with mother and the questions about God. However, I like “Homegoing” more than this book. Probably my expectation was too high.

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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Have had this book for a while and finally got a chance to read it.
Over all,I gave it 4 stars out of 5.
I like all of this book except for the last two chapters which I felt a bit dragging.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I am ashamed to say that I know very little about the play, Hamlet. This book is my first and true peek of Hamlet/Hamnet and happens to be from a mother‘s perspective which I appreciate. This book is a beautifully written although in the beginning I felt there are too many abundant descriptions. But really this is a brilliant book. 4.5 stars out of 5.

SamAnne I‘m reading it right now too. Loving it. 8mo
Yahui07 @SamAnne glad to know that!! 8mo
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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This book has sadness, joy, struggle, peace, warm etc.
A quick read and good one!!

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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If you ignored this book like I did due to the name of this book, that would be your loss as this is a good book. I enjoyed this book very much. This is a brilliant book. 5 stars!!

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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Heard a lot of praises about this book. This is an interesting book carrying complicated topics. However, the storyline is predictable. 4 out of 5 stars.

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This book is between “pick” and “so-so”. It may be that I was distracted by the recent outside world I found that this book is not as good as what I expected. It is dry sometimes. However, the contents over all are still worth your time!

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Highly recommend this book!! Beyond 5 stars.
This book provokes a lot of my thoughts.
Burma/Myanmar used to be one of the places I wanted to travel but I have to admit that I know very little about it. This book reveals the complicate history, culture and society. What we thought as a norm may not fit in other countries and what we take for granted people in other places may have to fight for it. This book is worth your time for sure!!

Nute Excellent review! 9mo
Yahui07 @Nute thank you :) 9mo
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This kind of books could be corny or cliche. But this book shows sincereness and feels real.
4.5 stars out of 5.

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Dear Edward: A Novel | Ann Napolitano
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This may be an unpopular opinion.

But really, this is a so-so book to me.

EmilyM I agree...I was underwhelmed. 9mo
Yahui07 @EmilyM 😊😊 9mo
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Although this is a “so so” book to me, this book does offer some tips to harness your inner voice including distance yourself, expose to nature and create ritual.

keithmalek Is this a "If you just tell yourself that you can do it then anything is possible" book? Because I hate happy horseshit. 7mo
Yahui07 @keithmalek No, not exactly that kind of book. 7mo
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You have to be patient with this book.

This book is elegantly written but is slow until the half of this book.

3.5 stars for the first half and 4 stars for the second half.

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Mehso-so

This is no doubt an informative book and shows the male bias data or design which may not occur to me. However, it is a bit dry and repetitive. 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Finally got the chance to read this book and it doesn‘t disappoint me. A warm and beautiful story. Enjoy this book! 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Brain: The Story of You | David Eagleman
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This book uses concise and simple way to talk laymen (like me) about our brains. Excited about knowing those experiments and findings of the brains. Like this book. 4 stars out of 5.

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Unpopular opinion 3 stars out of 5.
The concept is good but the story is flat. I know a lot people like it but I am not one of them.

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HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD. | ROBERT. KOLKER
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Wow!! Love Love Love this book!!! Beyond 5 stars.
Such a touching and informative book.
Not only learn more about schizophrenia, medical development of it but also the impact schizophrenia can have on a family having 12 children and 6 of them having mental illness.
Such a great book. Cannot image how much effort and time the author had put in. Highly recommended!!

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It does live up to the hype!!
There are multiple story lines so you would not get bored. Enjoy it!! 4.5 stars out of 5!!

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Good story for sure. However predictable. 4 stars out of 5.

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Always like books bringing knowledge to me which makes me feel time well spent. This is one of this kind of books. I am able to learn a little history, political events and developments of the Saudi Arabia and the world from this book.
One flaw in my view is that the writing style is a bit flat sometimes.

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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After carrying this book with me everywhere I went for about 24 days, I finished it. Enjoyed it very much. Look forward to the second volume!!

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Mehso-so

This is a challenging book for me probably due to the writing style and my lack of knowledge of Russian history and this author. But I did enjoy the portion related to the author‘s father and the Russian history.

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Mehso-so

Really not a fan of romance read

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The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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It starts a bit slow but getting better. It also becomes sadder along the way. It is sadden that such kind of world actually exists and without doubt we are the lucky ones.

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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This is an unpopular opinion- I don‘t like this book.
As mush as I respect the author‘s effort to address domestic violence issue, I found this book is very predictable.

readingjedi I wasn't that impressed by it either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Enjoy this book and like its approach to show the vulnerability of human beings. We are trying our best to be a good adult but do not always do a good job. Because we are just human. I will definitely try this author‘s other books!

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I like this book overall. In addition to those interring no rules rules, I like its honesty which is that the authors make it clear that their rules do not fit every industry.

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Long Petal of the Sea | Isabel Allende
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What I like about this book is learning the Spain civil war history and Chile history which I knew very little about.It takes a while for me to get used to the writing style (probably due to the translation) it is getting better along the way.

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