Live in Books

19 April 2013


Judging from the condition of the book cover it's pretty obvious which are my frequent companion. I love classics, I'm mentally old. I'm more into classics, science facts, spiritual and religion.


The Secret Garden used to be my childhood favourite. It inspired me to dream about discovering somewhere strange, new, hidden and mysterious, but instead of gloomy and scary, it's a beautiful place. As I grow up I realized such place does not exist physically, but mentally yes. There's some parts in our hearts are yet to be discovered, and can be as beautiful and lively as that secret garden.

Tales by Shakespeare collects all the works of William Shakespeare. Instead of plays, the stories are written in short stories which are easier to understand including some popular ones such as Romeo and Juliet. There was once a guy asked me who is William Shakespeare. He thought he's a living best-selling author writing motivational books. And I went mad. I know I shouldn't. Ask me any astronauts I'll probably be equally ignorant. But this is William Shakespeare, the one who wrote Sonnet 18 and we studied that in secondary school....!!

红楼梦是一场极不真实,梦幻奢华,但残酷的梦。看完了整本书,我发现原来到头来财富,名利,情感,欲望等等,都是一场空。


And my religious and spiritual paper teachers.

I think one of the best ways to spend a day is still a good book, tea and a box full of chocolate chips cookies. Books aren't always plain and boring, especially now we are not reading it for exams. It's for personal pleasure and broadening horizons. And our perspectives, knowledge, maturity and wisdom will be changed.



This is a book that I'm currently reading -- Tales From The Secret Annex by Anne Frank. I've written about Anne Frank's Diary here and here. Her life is one of the most inspiring and touching stories I have read. 

This book collects short stories and essays written by Anne. Some of the chapters are fictional, some are self-reflections of Anne on her situation. This book is beyond amazing. I'll talk about it later.


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” 

― George R.R. MartinA Dance With Dragons


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