I Know I Won’t Finish These In November

“Nine Horses” by Billy Collins
Even his complaints are delightful to read. I wonder why?

“Forgotten Wars: Freedom and Revolution in Southeast Asia” by C.A. Bayly, Tim Harper
The end of WWII is just an opening for new battles. It’s as thick as two books, but I hate speed reading, which takes all the fun away.

“Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir” by Amy Tan
I hope this book is as fun to read as “Joy Luck Club”, and the first several pages gives me the hope that it’s probably better.

“Camus and Sartre: The Story of a Friendship and the Quarrel that Ended It” by Ronald Aronson
I don’t believe Simone de Beauvoir nags Camus and pesters him for love. Camus is not suitable for her. Even I, from the vantage point of 70 years later, can see that. I am sure she can see it too.

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou
I like “Even The Stars Look Lonesome”, which is part poetry part prose–my favorite format. I am expecting this book to be better. I expect it to be part better poetry part better prose.

“How to Live Like a Crazy Rich Asian: The Ultimate Guide to the Fashion, Food, Parties, and Lifestyle of Singapore” by Philip Choo
I am interested in Southeast Asia and how people live their life there. I hope there’s a book with more details but this one suffice for now.

“Great Brand Blunders: Marketing Mistakes, Social Media Fiascos, Classic Brand Failures…and How to Avoid Making Your Own” by Rob Gray
I haven’t had time to read this one, but I really want to. Marketing is as much a wild jungle as everything else in this world. Haha.

“Pangs of Love” by David Wong Louie
I suffered a lot while reading “The Barbarians Are Coming”, but as soon as I finish it, I take on this book. Do I ever learn? Am I an incorrigible self torturer?

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