My previous book was "Mao's Last Dancer" by Li Cunxin. It's in fact the author's autobiography. Li Cunxin, his parents' sixth son, lived in a small house with twenty of his relatives and with the rest of his family. They lived through Mao's Great Leap Forward, poor harvests and severe starvation. But when he was eleven years old, Madame Mao revived the Peking Dance Academy and sent her people into the countryside searching for children to attend. Li Cunxin successfully got through all the examinations and was taken from his family and sent to the city for rigorous training. This book, is a story about a small, fragile and lonely boy who then turned into one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world.
At the moment, I am reading the book "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. It is a novel set in Afghanistan. The main character is Amir, who is born and grows up in Afghanistan. It is a story about he and his best friend, Hassan. Amir feels he betrays Hassan because he doesn't help him when Hassan is set on by bullies and forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. The story tells about Amir life and how he search for the truth about himself and his family
I have finished my previous book, and havestarted my new book "war and peace" this is a historical novel, it is very long and certainly difficult. I will chanllenging myself to read harder texts. The novel is by Leo Tolstoy, it was first published in 1869 "War and Peace" tells the stories and events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. The book is considered a classic novel and I will be exploring deeper into the novel.
The book I'm currently reading is called Die Trying by Lee Child. Jack Reacher was kidnapped in Chicago and chained in a dark van racing across America. He was kidnapped also with a young women who claims to be an FBI.
Jack Reacher takes the reader in an exciting journey to escape from the kidnappers. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of mystery and thrillers.
The book I am reading at the moment is called never push when it says pull. It is a guide to give you tips about some of the small things in life, like what to do in a crowded elevator. The book is supposed to help us like a guide for some of the most common awkward situations a person may come across. Apart from that however, there are some chapters hidden within the book that talk about organizing ones'own life which can be pretty useful.
The book I'm currently starting to read is "Pretty Little Liars", it is a book written by Sara Shepard and there is also a TV series that I've watched too. At the moment, the story is up to Ali going missing while playing a game with Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily, I really liked the book since I saw the TV series and every sentence I read can be pictured in my mind.
I have recently read John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars", of which the title is inspired by Shakespeare's Julius Caeser - "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."
To the people diagnosed with cancer, including the protagonist - Hazel, the above quote is considered to be quite offensive, as they did not choose their faults, their fates did. The author furthermore argues the glory of dying with leaving a mark on history and the fact that 'forever' is an incorrect concept.
Despite the protagonist being cancer victim, the story is not about cancer or illness. The story is about how a hero journeys from strength to weakness, and not the other way round. It is about how people are willing to keep their promises forever though there is no such thing as forever. It is not a cancer book.
Right now I am reading the book Pride & Prejudice. Written by Jane Austen. The setting is on the early 19th century of England where the main character Elizabeth Bennet who have to deal with family issues and the societies issues. First I am confused with all the characters when they are introduced quite early in the early stage of the book where I sometimes mix up the characters a bit and the book is not an easy book so I am spending time to understand it.
I am currently reading Flawless by Sara Shepard. This is the second book from the series, following the previous one that I read, Pretty Little Liars. I just started reading this book after finishing the previous one, and I would like to read more about it since it is based on the same storyline. I hope I can finish this book quickly so that I can go on with the series and know all about the story.
The book i am currently reading is "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by Mark Haddon. The book is about a fifteen year old boy called Christopher who finds his neighbor's dog lying dead on the lawn, he decides to track down the killer and write a murder mystery about it. While he is finding out the murderer he had lots of unexpected events happened on him, for example, the police finds him, he went to jail, etc...
The book that I am reading is "Murder on the Orient Express" written by Agatha Christie. The author is a famous crime writer, and this book is one of the most famous book out of all books, it's even been adapt as movie. This book is set on a train, with a detective solving a murder. However, it is not as effortless as it seems, as the case associate with a famous kidnap that happened years ago. And all of the passengers on the train all seems unrelated, and they all have different alibis, which make this book interesting.
The book I am currently reading is 21 hours a jack reacher series, a man named jack reacher is an unofficial detective who investigates a framing murder of several people on a random shooting in Michigan. The intent of the actual shooter was to target 1 person which was a real-estate agent to get the land to farm oil but was denied, he shoot 5 other people to cover it and make it look like an anonymous shooting. I recommend it to anyone who likes mystery and suspense, a great book
the book that i am currently reading after finishing the previous one, is "How to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere". the book teaches people how to build confidence and improving communications skills as it helps make communication easier, more successful and more enjoyable.
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