The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club is an American classic not only as a tale of immigrants but also of mothers and daughters. It features the stories of four mother-daughter pairs, all of whom have their own personalities and backstories. Of the characters, I liked Lindo Jong the most. All of their stories were compelling, but IContinue reading “The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan”

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is the only economics book that didn’t make me feel like I was in over my head when I was reading it. The idea behind it is that although basic economic theory assumes that people will always make rational decisions, behavioral economics shows otherwise. These conclusionsContinue reading “Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely”

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

This one is another book from the pile of unread books I’d accumulated over the years. I bought Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries in New York back in 2017 and finally read this at the end of 2019. So here’s a familiar sounding remark about my latest read: I can’t believe IContinue reading “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper”