Book Haul: Feminist Manifesto and Art of War

Posted February 10, 2018 by Kim in book haul, stacking the shelves / 4 Comments

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The Three Body Problem (Chinese Edition) by Ci Xin Liu
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Dear Ijaewele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Solutions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Do you have those books you always mean to read, but don’t because:

A) They’re too long
B) They’re classics and that’s just scary in itself
C) You could read it, but wouldn’t you rather read that shiny new book that released this past Tuesday?
D) It’s expensive and there is only like 50 pages for 15 dollars

Dear Ijawwele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Solutions sounds like a beautiful, empowering, short read. The hardcover might just be the thinnest book I’ve ever paid for. I first discovered Adichie through her Ted Talk. If you’re interested in her work, particularly We Should All Be Feminist, I would recommend the Ted Talk by the same name. It’s the reason I wanted to read Dear Ijawwele, although it took me a while before I could finally bring myself to splurge.

The Art of War was an impulse buy, just like The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli was a year ago. I don’t know if this is the best edition though. The Penguin classic edition splits the book in half, where the first part is the translated text and the second half is commentary.

The Three Body Problem has been translated into English; you can see that edition in my last book haul. It’s my goal to one day be proficient in many languages and finally be able to read as freely and widely as I want. Until then, I’ll recite my ABCs in the corner here.

Do you speak more than one language? What are some of your favorite classics you’ve read?

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