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From Hualien, Hualien Taiwan
Age 28
Joined Wednesday, February 04, 2015
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Extended Profile
Hi everyone! I'm from Taiwan and work as a English-Chinese translator.
I like books, food (either eating or 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). Hopefully, we will complete the project by my birthday next year (which is in June) and there will be a Chinese version of the site. How exciting!
To see the progress of the translation project:

Just in case, my address buddy is: Arvores.

Books read in 2019:
1. Freakling by Lana Krumwiede (audio version)
2. Year One by Nora Roberts
3. Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

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 (Chinese version) 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 (Chinese version) 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

Book rings/rays/boxes that I am attending now (I do hope there are more international VBBs!):
1. I Am David by Anne Holm - International Bookray
2. [Ring offer] Kate Mosse: Citadel (or possibly Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel)

Oh! And I am looking for a pen pal! If you are interested in making friends, please see my profile on InterPals :)

Updated on February 13, 2019

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