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From Shoufeng, Hualien Taiwan
Age 34
Joined Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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Hi everyone! I'm from Taiwan and work as a English-Chinese translator.
I like books, food (both eating and cooking it), museums, movies and travel.

I love various kinds of books, especially fantasy, historical fiction, food writing, as well as any fiction and non-fiction with one of the themes including farming, aborigines, archaeology, and the Holocaust. Chicklit, horror, romance and books that contain too many dark, sexual, and political materials usually don't attract me.

I came to know bookcrossing because there is a website founded near the end of 2014 which focuses on crossing Chinese books. It's the first bookcrossing site in Taiwan and since I heard about it the beginning of 2015, I have plunged myself into the world of bookcrossing. Now, bookcrossing becomes my favorite daily & pastime activity :D

So, I cross books both on iReading and here. If you happen to be in Taiwan, are interested in Chinese books or can read in Chinese, you can check my bookcrossing activities.

Somehow, I prefer more to crossing books here than on iReading since a lot of books crossed on iReading are actually translated from English (the market of translated works are large in my country), and I also want to read some that are not available in Taiwan but still worth reading.

Welcome to visit the Mum'n Pop's Cafe OBCZ which I manage in Taichung and please take or release books here! My shelf doesn't reflect my taste of reading since I release books in the OBCZ with this account.

I am a member in the BookCrossing Translation Team for Chinese (Traditional).

Just in case, my address buddy is: Arvores.

Books read in 2024:
1. Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross
2. The Letting Go Guided Journal by David R. Hawkins
3. Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris
4. The Three Fat Women of Antibes by W Somerset Maugham

Books read in 2023:
1. Red Flags by Lisa Black
2. What Harms You by Lisa Black
3. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher
4. Follow the Butterfly by Martta Kaukonen
5. Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married by Gary D. Chapman.
6. Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller
7. Jozef Pilsudski: Founding Father of Modern Poland by Joshua Zimmerman
8. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
9. Call Me Hunter by Jim Shockey
10. Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
11. The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk
12. Time Wise by Amantha Imber
13. The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
14. The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit
15. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
16. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
17. Vegetables: Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts by FERRANDI Paris
18. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
19. The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron
20. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
21. Secrets and Confessions by various authors
22. Starling House by Alix E. Harrow
23. The Amethyst Necklace by June Davies
24. The Fabulist by Uthis Haemamool
25. Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix
26. Undine by Friedrich De La Motte Fouqu
27. Yellowface by R. F. Kuang
28. The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us About Distraction by Jamie Kreiner
29. The Art of Finding FLOW by Damon Zahariades
30. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
31. Eyeliner: A Cultural History by Zahra Hankir
32. Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
33. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Books read in 2022:
1. Cry Wolf by Hans Rosenfeldt
2. Anthem by Noah Hawley
3. A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
4. Practical Ayurveda by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
5. Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist Explains the World by Ha-Joon Chang
6. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (audio version)
7. Postcards: The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network by Lydia Pyne
8. Life Lessons by May Chen
9. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
10. For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men by Shaunti Feldhahn
11. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
12. Giovanni and Lusanna: Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence by Gene Brucker
13. The Maid: A Novel by Nita Prose (audio version)
14. The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais (audio version)
15. Everything In Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales by Oliver Sacks
16. Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
17. Lightlark by Alex Aster
18. Life Is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way by Kieran Setiya
19. Money Honey (Chinese version) by Rachel Richards
20. Titanic: A Passenger's Guide by John Blake
21. The Martech Handbook: Build a Technology Stack to Attract and Retain Customers by Darrell Alfonso
22. A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales

Books read in 2021:
1. The Fifth Girl by Georgia Fancett
2. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee (audio version)
3. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter (audio version)
4. The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky (audio version)
5. West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt
6. The Living by Matt de La Pena (audio version)
7. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (audio version)
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
9. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
10. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (audio version)
11. The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb
12. The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth (audio version)
13. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (audio version)
14. The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities by James Lovegrove
15. Dracula by Bram Stoker (audio version)
16. Foe by Iain Reid
17. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (audio version)
18. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury
19. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (audio version)
20. The Beginner's Guide to Alchemy by Sarah Durn
21. The Book and the Sword (written in Chinese) by Jin Yong
22. The Accomplice by Lisa Lutz
23. But You're Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood by Kayleen Schaefer
24. The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid (audio version)
25. Children of the New World by Alexander Weinstein (audio version)
26. Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory by Claudio Saunt
27. Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones
28. Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz
29. Gilded by Marissa Meyer (audio version)

Books read in 2020:
1. Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist (audio version)
2. Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle (audio version)
3. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama (audio version)
4. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
5. How to Heal With Singing Bowls: Traditional Tibetan Healing Methods by Suren Shrestha
6. The Lonely Sea by Alistair MacLean
7. Forgotten Bones by Vivian Barz
8. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
9. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
10. Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar
11. Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon (audio version)
12. On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni (audio version)
13. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (audio version)
14. Rebuttal Jyotsna Hariharan (audio version)
15. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
16. Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer (audio version)
17. The Faraway Sunflower Field (written in Chinese; tentatively translated here) by Li Juan
18. The Book of Dragons: An Anthology by Jonathan Strahan
19. Pennies For Hitler by Jackie French (audio version)
20. A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry (audio version)
21. Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of Overwhelming Choice by Patrick J. McGinnis
22. Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
23. English-Chinese News Translation (written in Chinese) by Posen Liao
24. Sand by Hugh Howey
25. Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey
26. Shadows on the Moon by Zoë Marriott (audio version)
27. The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness and the Promise of Awareness by Martha Stout
28. The Woods by Harlan Coben
29. Teenage Diaries: Then and Now by Radio Diaries (audio version)
30. The Distant Dead by Heather Young
31. Crossings by Alex Landragin
32. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
33. Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports by Dr. Marc Bubbs
34. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
35. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
36. The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson
37. The Island by Ragnar Jonasson
38. The Mist by Ragnar Jonasson
39. The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
40. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
41. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (audio version)

Books read in 2019:
1. Freakling by Lana Krumwiede (audio version)
2. Year One by Nora Roberts
3. Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
4. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain
5. The Guide to the Coming Days by Yoav Blum
6. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
7. Gone by Michael Grant (audio version)
8. Cold Bath Street by A.J. Hartley
9. How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future by David Hu
10. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
11. Spliced by Jon McGoran
12. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
13. Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker
14. One Good Story, That One by Thomas King
15. In Our Backyard: Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It by Nita Belles (audio version)
16. First Love and the Diary of a Superfluous Man by I. S. Turgenev
17. A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (audio version)
18. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
19. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen (audio version)
20. The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
21. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel (audio version)
22. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
23. Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies (audio version)
24. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
25. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (audio version)
26. Hell Divers by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
27. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
28. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
29. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (audio version)
30. The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
31. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
32. The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
33. The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
34. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
35. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
36. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (audio version)
37. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
38. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
39. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke and Jennifer Armstrong (audio version)
40. Ayurveda Beginner's Guide by Susan Weis-Bohlen
41. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Books read in 2018:
1. Gutenberg's Apprentice by Alix Christie
2. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
3. The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
4. The Story Of Shit by Midas Dekkers
5. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
6. 13.67 (written in Chinese) by Simon Chan Ho-Kei
7. Silent Victim by Caroline Mitchell
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
9. Longbourn by Jo Baker
10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
11. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
12. Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
13. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
14. Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
15. A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman
16. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
17. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
18. Meadowland: the private life of an English field by John Lewis-Stempel
19. Baker's Magic by Diane Zahler (audio version)
20. Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
21. To Live (written in Chinese) by Yu Hua
22. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (audio version)
23. Everland by Wendy Spinale (audio version)
24. Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon (audio version)
25. Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution by Andreas Eenfeldt
26. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (audio version)
27. Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
28. Bleak Harbor by Bryan Gruley
29. The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
30. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
31. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (audio version)

Books read in 2017:
1. Inferno by Dan Brown
2. Death at Bishop's Keep by Robin Paige
3. Resistants by Thierry Crouzet
4. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
5. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
6. 1Q84 (Book 1) (Chinese version) by Haruki Murakami
7. CyberStorm by Matthew Mather
8. Grief Works by Julia Samuel
9. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
10. The Lost Symbol (Chinese version) by Dan Brown
11. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
12. British History for Dummies by Seán Lang
13. The Tempest by William Shakespeare
14. Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World by Philip Hatfield
15. Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
16. Dracula (Chinese version) by Bram Stoker
17. Kevin Zraly's Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly
18. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
19. Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
20. Feed by M. T. Anderson (audio version)
21. The Martian by Andy Weir
22. Monster by Walter Dean Myers (audio version)
23. The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen (Chinese version) by the Editors of America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby Ph.D
24. The Historian (Chinese version) by Elizabeth Kostova
25. Courage Has No Color, the True Story of the Triple Nickles by Tanya Lee Stone (audio version)
26. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
27. The Wind Rider (written in Chinese; tentatively translated here) by Sakinu Yalonglong
28. Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
29. Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
30. Short story collection by O. Henry
31. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
32. Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
33. Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo (audio version)
34. The Atlantis Gene (Chinese version) by A.G. Riddle
35. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
36. Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
37. The Man Who Climbs Trees by James Aldred

Books read in 2016:
1. Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
2. The Woman Who Rides Like A Man by Tamora Pierce
3. The Beach by Alex Garland
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
5. The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future by Steve Case
6. Wonderstruck (Chinese version) by Brian Selznick
7. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
8. Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg
9. Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles Book One) by Isobelle Carmody
10. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
11. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
12. Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman
13. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
14. The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne
15. The Girl from the Chartreuse by Pierre Péju
16. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
17. Before the Storm by Diane Chamberlain
18. Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah
19. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
20. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
21. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
22. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
23. Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson
24. Chimpanzee Politics by Frans de Waal
25. Visible Signs: An Introduction to Semiotics in the Visual Arts by David Crow
26. Metropolis: Mapping the City by Jeremy Black

Books read in 2015:
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
6. Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (Chinese version) by Owen Hopkins
7. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Chinese version) by Cheryl Strayed
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
9. Bon Appétit (written in Chinese) by Hsieh Chung-Tao
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
11. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Chinese version) by Gabrielle Zevin
12. An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir by Deirdre Heekin
13. Throne of Glass (Chinese version) by Sarah J. Maas
14. The Aztec Heresy by Paul Christopher
15. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
16. The Conjuror's Bird by Martin Davies
17. Vote for Caesar by Peter Jones
18. Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson
19. Fatal Tide by Iris Johansen
20. Under the Same Stars by Tom Lott
21. The Eternal Zero (Chinese version) by Naoki Hyakuta
22. Forgotten Voices Of The Somme by Joshua Levine
23. Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbæk
24. The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley
25. How to Break up with Anyone by Jamye Waxman

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Updated on January 25, 2024

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