Tag Archives: Asia

China and Serbia

I made a trip back to China for my X book. And really, I think it’s the personal name rather than the family name, but at this point I’m running with it, since I didn’t have a lot of options … Continue reading

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In Post-War Japan

I’m back to the Alphabonkers challenge and my trip around the world with another 1001 Books list entry. I have read Ishiguro before, and liked his work very much. I found this novel somewhat less engaging than The Remains of … Continue reading

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A Long-Overdue Trip to Afghanistan

I have had this book for years, since 2008. It has been on a bookshelf, then by my bed, but I kept putting off starting it because I knew it might be a hard read emotionally. This is crazy, since … Continue reading

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In Pre-Communist Rural China

I just finished a wonderful visit to rural China courtesy of Pearl S. Buck. This one is not on the 1001 list and definitely should be. Here is my Goodreads review. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck My rating: … Continue reading

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My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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In Vietnam, Practicing Lovingkindness

This was a quick side trip on audio. I had downloaded this at some point when Audible had a sale. I love the Buddhist meditation guides of Thich Nhat Hanh, so I was interested in a work of fiction authored … Continue reading

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Following a Cloud Atlas Across Time and Space

Let me start by saying that trying to finish a 509 page novel while on vacation with a four and a half year old who seems to need less sleep than I do was quite a challenge. I did a … Continue reading

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