Kindle Paperwhite

Finally, I got newish Kindle Paperwhite. Yeah. Baby. Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle2 I used my Kindle2 for over three years, and that was a very long-living gadget for me. Kindle2 is still useable, but battery was getting weak, and more…

Bus Ride of a Lifetime - Greyhound by Steffan Piper

Greyhound is a story of an abandoned boy, Sebastien Ranes. Sebastien, a stuttering eleven-year-old boy, was dropped off, or dumped, by his single, loveless mother at the Greyhound station in California. With one-way ticket to Pennsylvania and a mere $35…

2012 Reading Challenge

I joined goodreads last year, and started managing my reading. I checked back my old blogs and amazon purchase record to add books I read. Soon I found a nice feature called “Reading Challenge” and I set my goal for…

Animal Farm

I thought the story was about “them” (among which, I was thinking especially NK), until I realized that it was about all of us. A classic book, published in 1945. Unfortunately, the story is still relevant to our time. Orwell…

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Future

A short book, maybe a kind of like companion book to Lucky Man. In A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Future, Michael J. Fox talks about his philosophy and lessons he learned from his experience. Here is…

Lucky Man: a memoir by Michael J. Fox

I was a basketball kid. When I heard about HIV announcement by Magic Johnson, I was just starting to follow NBA. I studied his career, and soon I became a huge fan. I bought his videotapes (remember VHS?), and tried…

11/22/63

I was a weird kid. When I was in junior high school, I was obsessed with JFK assassination. I read some books about it, and (surprise, surprise) I came to believe that it wasn’t simple one-man assassination by Oswald. I…

I was on my way back home, heading to my train. It was during rush hour, and the station was crowded. While walking toward my usual waiting spot (I always like to minimize walking distance to stairs after getting off. Who…

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thinking at Work, Home, and School

Fascinating introduction to the world of brain science. Without going into too much details, you can learn what modern brain scientists found out , what they means to our daily lives, and how we may live better. I thought it…

Maybe it’s just a game.   When you start this game called human life, you get to select levels. Easy, Normal, Hard, and if you are a hardcore, Nightmare mode. You can customize more. Your appearance, location, and time period. (Who…