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義呆利 Axis Powers 1
4.36
it was amazing
A hilarious look at history that's neither politically nor historically "correct", but it's adorable and the personalities are scarily accurate.
Aug 14, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
We Taiwan Over These Years/Women Taiwan zhe xie nian
3.66
really liked it
Growing up in HK (and the US), I never knew much about Taiwan until I finished this book. It's very informative on Taiwan's modern history and popular ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
 
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
4.36
really liked it
**spoiler alert** It seems the author forgot his original premise about how our species will become like gods and ended up focusing on how humans will ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
 
A Little Life
4.27
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Wonderful writing, deeply moving story. Though after a certain point, rather like a Korean tv drama, just one horrible thing happeni ...more
Aug 11, 2016
Jul 07, 2016
 
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
3.65
really liked it
Good to hear another Chinese voice in the American wild, though there are some differences between the author's and my experiences.

But there are simil
...more
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
 
Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage
3.89
really liked it
Bought the book to support Barney, still in fighting form after all these years, even though he doesn't have to fight anyone anymore. Felt more like a ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
 
Tipping the Velvet
4.00
it was amazing
This is the first Sarah Waters book I've read, despite having bought all her books. The research is great and the characters are vivid and lively. Won ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jan 06, 2009
 
Blue Is the Warmest Color (ff)
3.92
really liked it
The ending made me tear up a little, but it's a good story. And the art is wonderful and expressive. All in all a really moving experience.
Jun 03, 2016
Apr 08, 2016
 
Blackwood Farm (The Vampire Chronicles #9)
3.85
did not like it
**spoiler alert** This is another attempt from Anne Rice liven up the old Vampire Chronicles series, by adding another vampire into the mix. Problem i ...more
Jan 2003
Jan 06, 2009
 
A Brother's Price
3.93
really liked it
Interesting premise and decent world building. I'm not sure that's how women would respond to the rarity of men, or that men would be kept pure until ...more
Jul 22, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
 
The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, #1)
4.12
really liked it
Good worldbuilding, vivid descriptions of both scenery and characters, okay prose, and decent pacing. The story kept me intrigued for the length of th ...more
Jul 26, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Rubyfruit Jungle
3.88
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Picked it up purely because I just thought it was about d*mned time I read the lesbian classic.

Turned out that it's a wonderful book
...more
Jan 2002
Jan 06, 2009
 
Class Matters
3.67
really liked it
We often pretend there isn't a class system in the good ol' US of A, but it's not true, and this book helps illustrate the issues perfectly.

The variou
...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2009
 
Stone Butch Blues
4.27
liked it
Read it for class (the same sexuality in literature or something class).

It's a heartbreaking story, and I'm glad I read it, since it helped "broaden m
...more
Jan 2002
Jan 06, 2009
 
Penric's Demon (Penric and Desdemona, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Just finished it. As is typical with Bujold's books, this one is excellent. Lively pace, vivid characters, humorous in places.

Howeve
...more
Jul 09, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
 
A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy
3.06
it was ok
Came across the Chinese version (Taiwan) of the book and was intrigued, so I tried to find the original English version.

The author never did really ex
...more
Dec 2008
Jan 06, 2009
 
Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3)
4.38
it was amazing
I actually don't have much to say, except that it was very much up to Bujold's standards. I still like Penric, and the story shows how he's grown olde ...more
Nov 09, 2016
Nov 09, 2016
 
腐女子的夙願
3.00
liked it
Quite cute and fun, though it didn't resonate as much as the last book. For me, it has a lot more to do with how informative it is about Japanese mang ...more
Aug 14, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
Story of O (Story of O #1)
3.34
really liked it
read it more out of curiosity and, well, it's exactly what it says it is, but it also helped prepare for the sexual revolution during the 1960s and th ...more
Jan 1997
Jan 06, 2009
 
迷情記
1.00
did not like it
**spoiler alert** 本來的想法是買本實體書就不用上網看了,豈料出書版和網上的版本那麼不同,看得我差點吐血身亡。其中一個喜歡雪安的文的原因就是因為有互攻,結果出書版不但沒有,還弄到和最初的攻受是完全相反的。。。

如果撇開以上不提,書其實也很好看的:節奏把握的不錯,文筆也很順暢,兩個男主角
...more
Aug 02, 2009
May 15, 2014
 
撒哈拉的王子 (全)
3.00
liked it
Nitta used to be one of the few Japanese BL mangaka who does semeXseme, but have lamentably stopped. Not only that, her ukes are getting a lot more fe ...more
Jan 14, 2017
Jan 13, 2017
 
All My Friends Are Still Dead
4.09
it was amazing
This sequel is more cute than funny. I thought the authors would have run out of ideas, but they managed a pretty decent sequel. That poor robot thoug ...more
Jul 19, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
慶―レスリー・イン・チャイナ (Director's Edition)
5.00
it was amazing
OMG. Just the cover alone is worth the price. That pose, that look, that expression. Yum.

Basically the more extensive version of the Leslie in China p
...more
Jan 2004
Feb 06, 2009
 
Half a Crown (Small Change, #3)
3.91
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** An optimistic ending for a series that feels nearly hopeless. Brilliant world building, vivid characters, solid pacing,and the alter ...more
Sep 05, 2015
Sep 03, 2015
 
League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9)
4.06
really liked it
**spoiler alert** A satisfying end to a great series.

The last book in the Temeraire series, but I'm glad I stuck with it through all these years. Wond
...more
Jul 06, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
 
Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8)
3.94
really liked it
The only thing I want to say is that with Laurence's thoughts on homosexuality explicitly stated, it's much harder to slash him now.

Yes, I have a one-
...more
Nov 2013
Sep 13, 2013
 
Second Helpings (Table for Two, #2)
3.79
it was ok
Oh, gods, this is what people complain about when they talk about original slash. So many epithets instead of just names, and the bottom crying at the ...more
May 18, 2016
May 07, 2016
 
Chu's Day
3.84
really liked it
The story was lovely and simple, and the ending is quite funny. Last but not least, the illustrations are very cute and adorable.
Jun 11, 2016
Jun 11, 2016
 
All My Friends Are Dead
4.24
it was amazing
Recommended to me by my sister. She was right; it is hilarious (sad, but hilarious). I especially enjoyed the tree's journey.
Jul 18, 2015
Jul 18, 2015
 
Whose body? (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #1)
3.91
really liked it
This is the first mystery that I figured out the killer and the method of body disposal before the end. Though the author was pretty explicit by then. ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
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