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25 Great Books on Cambodia

25 Great Books on Cambodia

Spending the past month reading over 20 books on Cambodia, I feel like I’ve just been on an emotional rollercoaster. Throughout history, Cambodia and its people have experienced so much greatness but also so much sorrow--from the grandeur and brilliance of the Angkor...

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25 Great Books on Thailand

25 Great Books on Thailand

Looking for a good book to help you escape to a faraway place from the comfort of your couch? Or are you preparing for a trip to Thailand? Here is a list of 26 popular and critically-acclaimed books on Thailand. The list includes fiction from Thai classics to...

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30 Novels on Japan: Read Before You Go!

30 Novels on Japan: Read Before You Go!

  In this post, I’m going to share with you my honest and unbiased review of 30 of my favorite and not-so-favorite novels about Japan and Japanese culture.  Hopefully, this list will help you decide which books to read, borrow, or skip. For those looking to dip...

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Patron Saints of Nothing – Review

Patron Saints of Nothing – Review

I think I’ve found it—the perfect novel for you during the beginning of hopefully a better 2021. Patron Saints of Nothing has got every element a book needs to be perfect. Perfectly developed characters. Perfect setting. Perfect dialogue. Perfect plot. Perfect pacing. Perfect themes. Perfect social commentary. Perfect beginning. Perfect middle. Almost a perfect ending.

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A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

A Ranking of the Best Books by Murakami

This post is for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of reading a Murakami book yet and can’t decide on which book to read first. It’s also for those of you who’ve already read one or two or three books by Murakami and can’t decide on which one to read next.

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13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

13 Surefire Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Japan

Preparing for a trip to Japan can be more overwhelming than preparing for a trip anywhere else in the world. You’ve got to book a plane ticket that is often more expensive than flying to most other places in the world, figure out all the options for accommodations (a...

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Survival in the Killing Fields – Review

Survival in the Killing Fields – Review

There are so many books on the Cambodian genocide that it’s difficult to know which one to read first. I’ve read 4 books so far on along with a load of other books on the history of Cambodia (Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare, When The War Was Over). I’ll say that without a doubt, Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing S. Ngor and Roger Warner is the best book on the subject. So if you don’t know where to start your exploration of Cambodia, begin with this unforgettable and heartbreaking book.

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20 Great Gifts That’ll Delight the Travel Lover

20 Great Gifts That’ll Delight the Travel Lover

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who loves to travel? Here is my practical guide to buying that special something for those with an incurable case of wanderlust. The gifts in this guide are affordable and practical. You’ll find gifts that are perfect for...

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Interior Chinatown Review

Interior Chinatown Review

Books on Chinese-American Culture Interior Chinatown By Charles Yu, 2020 My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars “Who gets to be an American? What does an American look like?” Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate and a Bookshop.org...

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