Sunday, January 22, 2023

Easy Korean Reading For Beginners - TalkToMeInKorean

 Not at all like the others, but since this is the first Korean book I read cover to cover, I am adding it!


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Saturday, November 26, 2022

This Is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

 I read this in the slowest way possible, I probably could have read it in a few days but it took me months. Enjoyed it overall but a few times I got tired of the letters back and forth...


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Sunday, October 2, 2022

My Italian Bulldozer - Alexander McCall Smith

 One of the reviews on the back of the book called this a 'gentle book,' and I have to agree. It's slow paced, and very little happens, but still enjoyable to read. When I bought it, I said, I wanted a dumb vacation book, and this hit the spot.


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Friday, August 5, 2022

Moms - Yeong-shin Ma

A graphic novel about Korean moms who are mostly divorced and dating. Pretty funny, and fun to read, even if it was a little dark. I learned about "colatecs," alcohol-free dance clubs for the elderly.

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Agency (The Jackpot Trilogy) - William Gibson

William Gibson has a way of describing things where you have no idea what is going on, but you still know that it's pretty cool. This book was great at first, though it did drag on a bit. The main characters kind of always had the right answer to every single problem. Still glad I read it.


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Sunday, July 24, 2022

How Google Works - Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

My second in the "books I read on my phone" series. This one was kind of sad, talking about so many parts of Google that seem to have disappeared. Am I a Smart Creative?


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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

You know the one! I had a free copy on my phone, thanks to Google Books. This is the first in a new series, books I read entirely on my phone, which is something I am doing lately in order to avoid browsing Twitter too much (after Wordle, and Korean vocabulary of course). This book is pretty good, as you already know. I've seen multiple movies/TV series about it, so I also had a pretty good understanding of what was going to happen.


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