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fengjie

fengjie

Joined August 2017

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Better than Black Mirror, I promise.

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Long time no book! Spent the last few months tending fretfully to my book garden instead of reading anything due to acute anxiety. Eventually forced myself to choose a book and went with Bedford‘s memoir, which is turning into one of my favourite coming-of-age books of all time.

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The Physiology of Taste | Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Brillat-Savarin for me, Daniel Tiger for friend's kid.

"That's a bit pointed, no?" said my partner.

"That IS the point."

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Taipei People | Hsien-Yung Pai
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TFW you crack open a bilingual book and
1. Immediately fight the translator.
2. Hate the KMT for taking over everything in Taiwan.
3. Feel a deep shame for reading the English text instead of the Chinese because it's much faster that way.

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Inheritance from Mother | Minae Mizumura
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Lending this out today! The age-old conflict between independent kids and problematic parents lies at the heart of this book, but while it is only resolved through death, the characters behave sensibly for the most part and sacrifices are acknowledged. This makes Inheritance far more relatable than most Western "troubled middle-class family" novels, and the author's candour when it comes to difficult family relationships has been most cathartic.

batsy Excellent, I've had my eye on this and your review has convinced me! (also, hello :) 2y
fengjie @batsy I also highly recommend The Fall of Language In The Age of English by the same author if you haven't read it already! And haiiiii!!!! 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 2y
batsy @fengjie I have not! I want to read all of her books, gaaah no time, so many books 😵 2y
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The Encyclopedia of the Dead | Danilo Ki, Michael Henry Heim
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Not the best book to read while feeding the uterine beast fistfuls of ibuprofen. Should have chosen something familiar and comforting, but it's hard to do that when pacing the floor restlessly while cursing god and man.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
fengjie @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 😊 2y
Mdargusch Welcome to Litsy! It's a lot of fun! 2y
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