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I’m Finally on Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The past few days I’ve been seeing Bloglovin links and references on some of the feeds I follow. Previously, I’d been using Feedly to keep...

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Intermediate & Advanced Mandarin Resources

大家好! You’ve taken the plunge into learning Mandarin and have decided to continue. It was no easy task, but you’ve grasped the concepts of pinyin, radicals, and characters.  I salute you....

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A Lukewarm but Informative Narrative

Content Warning: mental illness On the Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety By: Andrea Peterson   Andrea Peterson’s On the Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety had the potential to be such a...

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Screaming in a Chinese Hotel Room

Content warning: adoption, unhealthy relationships, drugs The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane By: Lisa See Before I go into my review, let me give a little bit of background about...

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I’ve Been Hit by a Freight Train

We Need New Names By: NoViolet Bulawayo Like so many of the books I read, We Need New Names  is a library book I picked up while searching for something entirely...

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3 Books to Kick-start Your Mandarin Learning

“New year, new me!” We’re already about a week into the new year, have you started fulfilling your resolutions? Don’t worry yet, there are still 51 weeks left. Why, with...

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We Eat What We Are

Food, Genes, and Culture: Eating Right for Your Origins By: Gary Paul Nabhan   The first sentence of the introduction of Food, Genes, Culture: Eating Right for your Origins was...

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An English Palestinian Searches for Her Lost Father

Jasmine Falling By: Shereen Malherbe This review was originally published on Muslimah Media Watch. Jasmine Falling by Muslimah Media Watch’s Shereen Malherbe recounts the story of Jasmine, a young English girl...

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The Prayer Rug

The Prayer Rug By: H.M. Hymas This review was originally published on Muslimah Media Watch. I really wanted to like this book. I love to hear lesser-told narratives, and this one...

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A Try-Hard Attempt to Write a Heart-Wrenching Memoir

 Good Children of the Flower By: Hong Ying I’d never heard of Hong Ying before Good Children of the Flower appeared on my NetGalley dashboard, but the prospect of reading an author...

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