I've setup a YunoHost server for my personal use. It's on an extra computer I have running at home. I bought the arkadi.one domain name for it. I'm running the following services on it:
(currently transitioning from 1-2 but need to nail down backup system & how to 'sell' it to my family)
4 interconnected stories of complicated lives that aren't all that different than our own. I started the book and it was first about a refugee who made it to Ireland so I wrongly thought it was a 'refugee' story. It wasn't, but it was very touching. I was getting near the end of the book and it wasn't apparent how they were connected but then it beautifully came together. I had to hold back some tears as I finished this book in a coffee shop.
... If you say something enough times, the repetition of it makes it true. Any notion you like, no matter how mad it seems, can be a fact's chrysalis. Once your say it loud enough and often enough it becomes debatable. Debates change minds. Debate is the larval stage of truth. Constant, unflagging, loud repetition completes your notion's metamorphosis into fact. The fact takes wing and flutters from place to place and mind to mind and makes a living, permanent thing of itself.
Rating: ★★★★★ Book #28 in my 2019 Reading Challenge
I love these historical novels that Miller writes using Greek mythology. I previously read Circe before this one. Song of Achilles is about the Greek hero Achilles and his relationship with his friend Patroclus.
These are the places I like to buy new, and used books in Taipei.
http://www.mollie.com.tw Gongguan store 中正區羅斯福路四段40巷2號 Shida store 大安區和平東路一段222號
http://whosebooks.myweb.hinet.net/ Gongguan store 中正區羅斯福路三段308-1號 Shilin store 士林區中正路235巷44號
Beautiful story of a man of science who rescues a slave and the story of their friendship over the years.
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A futuristic future where the rich have air filter suits so they don't breathe in the noxious air, the you's (the verb to have in Chinese), while the mei's (the verb for without) choke and die on the air without suits and die in their early 40s. This YA series is set in Taipei so the setting really came alive for me as I live in Taiwan. I will definitely hold onto this book for my daughter to read when she grows up, if we last that long. This story is a good story about how climate change affects the rich and poor differently. It's a fun story with a good message!
Rating: ★★★★. Book #26 in my 2019 Reading Challenge
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Here's a summary of the 3 wildly diverse books I read in March with my thoughts. I read one Chinese translated science fiction book, a YA fiction, and a heavy history about a genocide in a country in Africa.