Ordinary Girls + Silent Invasion

As always, I buy more than I can ever read.

Currently halfway through Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz. I’m enjoying the book, and it is the kind that could be read in one setting. This would make a good movie, except not a movie that the world wants to see. They do, but they would refuse. Not every movie is a slumdog millionaire. But this, is worthy of anyone’s time. We tend to forget them. We tend to ignore them. We tend to overlook their cries for help.

This Covid-19 pandemic has also given me much free time to connect with friends around the world. I was chatting with AL, a close friend of mine who was formerly a Chinese citizen. He’s now downunder and really making it in life and he’s the kind of model immigrant that any country would like to make him theirs. I’m not exaggerating.

So we were chatting about how scary XJP is, and skipped the dumb part about Trump on purpose. After all, what’s the point, wasting our time talking about Trump? Long story short, he was telling me that he just read Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton and that I should be reading it now. And I told him it’s been on my TBR pile since it was released but haven’t really gotten to it just yet.

Halfway through our “XJP is the scariest CCP leader in history” chat, I bought it. $9.99, bearable. Bearable because I spend so much on books that every single cent counts when it comes to books.

Looking forward to finishing these two before our lockdown ends on 28th April 2020. I don’t see this as a long way to go. Because the pandemic is no joke…

This is it. Isolate. Read more.

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