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31. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer is very good.

Yes, that's a nice one. What about SCOTT BERRY 's "The Adventures of a Zen Monk"? Anyone who had it digested? This is also a story about Tibet.

Lee

32. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Will going to buy Patricia Atkinson - Ripening Sun. Anyone? It's a story on how to manage a vine yard with a pensil-sketching map enclosed.

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34. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

This thread is cooling down....wake up!TPers...

35. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

This thread is cooling down....wake up!TPers...

Yes sir, Mr. Lee, sir!

I just finished Hey, Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland. It was really good - simply written but you can't put it down for a second. I'm now reading Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's translated from Spanish, so it has this strange "overwritten" feel to it, yet it works perfectly. I usually don't like stuff that sounds like the author's best friend is a thesaurus, but in this case it makes the story more rich and evocative. Go figure!

36. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Sorry Ciku!

Okay, at the moment, I'm reading a book called "Ten thousand miles without a Cloud" by a Chinese author called Sun Shuyun. This is the blurb from the back of the book

"Sun Shuyun grew up in China during the cultural revolution. Each night she listened to her grandmother's forvidden Buddhist prayers. Each day she lived the tenets of her Communist father, an army veteran.

But, as the Revolution failed even her father's hopes, Sun Shuyun began a search for her own beliefs. And to discover this, she - like the seventh century monk who went in search of true Buddhism - travelled from China along the Silk Road, through dangerous parts of Asia to India.

Moving, personal, visually brilliant, a journey through many landscapes, this book gives us a vivid, fascinating insight into China and its history, a portrait of a remarkable man and introduces us to a brilliant new writer."

I'm just a few chapters in, but so far its a good read!

37. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I made my wish during 23-year-old's birthday that one day I may come up with a small library with small garden + pond + a tea-corner + petite cafe + small kitchen + a few rooms with basic facilities for tired readers or passed-by travellers....

It seems pretty good indeed...

Dreaming again, can't help with it...
Lee

P/S: Tway's and Samsara's books would be donated to my library then...thanks!

38. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

And abang Wocca and kak CC too! Thanks for donating your books!

39. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Lee!! WHERE were you when I was getting rid of all my books???(Well, a few thousand anyway;))

40. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I was a book-worm in one of your books...can't you remember?

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