I love that Letizia took a trip to China via a book. What a fabulous way to be global from home. Check out her review of China in Ten Words by Yu Hua.
I haven’t been to China yet but I went on a little voyage through space and time to take my mind off of the hurricane and its aftermath.
I had read a few good reviews of Yu Hua’s China in Ten Words and its bright yellow cover had been sitting on my desk for a few months.
As I prepared for Hurricane Sandy, I set aside a few different books to read. I wasn’t sure what kind of reading mood I’d be in so my selection included:
Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, John Steinbeck’s America and Americans and Yu Hua’s China in Ten Words
Yu Hua explores his relationship with 10 words (such as “People” and “Writing”) and through this exploration tells a history of China interweaved with his own personal stories.
I was delighted to find that one of the words he writes about is ‘reading’.
One passage in particular…
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