Reread “Pride and Prejudice”

I liked this book when I was young, but then as years pass by, I can't help noticing the laughable implausibility of the main characters, the summary and unsympathetic rejection of Charlotte's views on marriage which were held by many women due to necessity rather than preference. Thank goodness the society has progressed and "well-educated … Continue reading Reread “Pride and Prejudice”

Reading “In the Ruins of Empire”

I'm glad that I find this book and it is one of the best history books I've ever read. I only wish it is longer, including more of the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War and the Vietnam War, which of course is too much to wish for. I, like most people, only know … Continue reading Reading “In the Ruins of Empire”

Read or Not Read “Quotable Winston Churchill”

I've always wanted to read a book by Churchill or about Churchill, but never done it. The problem is once I start to read a book, I want to finish it even if I don't like it. I am afraid that I won't like a book of Churchill because of his prejudices against people from … Continue reading Read or Not Read “Quotable Winston Churchill”

A Witty Conservative–About A Book of Churchill’s Quotes

I wish it is longer. My favorite quote, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." "A woman is as old as she looks, a man is as old as he feels…" Since I've never read any book of his or any book about him, I really don't know much about … Continue reading A Witty Conservative–About A Book of Churchill’s Quotes

Logic or No Logic

Reading Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity by Iliza Shlesinger I especially like the beginning portion of the book where the author pointed out the contradicting expectations the society put on women. More so right now than in the past. I really laughed hard, but I don't want to spoil it for anybody. However … Continue reading Logic or No Logic

What’s “On the Road”

I didn't think I would like this book, but it turned out I really like it. Still I don't understand all the fuss about this book and all the significance. The same kind of puzzlement can be also applied to the book 1984, and several other dystopian focused works. When I was young, in primary … Continue reading What’s “On the Road”

Don’t Know How To Argue

After finishing the book, "Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning", I still don't know how to argue. The problem is that I enjoy neither winning nor losing, and will not be happy either way. Another problem is that I often sidestep my track or lose my temper or become frustrated along the way. The book … Continue reading Don’t Know How To Argue

Don’t Panic

Yesterday, I went to buy sneakers and found a really good pair of Under Armour brand, among the last three pairs on the shelf. One's sized 7.5 and it's on sale. At the checkout, a woman queuing behind me coughed continuously. It's a dry cough with no sound of sniffling nose, which inevitably reminded me … Continue reading Don’t Panic