All posts tagged: Writing skills

Where can I buy The New Yorker in Taiwan?

Where can I buy The New Yorker in Taiwan? A simple answer is you can get single copies of The New Yorker from the Eslite book stores in Taiwan. The Eslite bookstores have over 40 branches all over Taiwan. In Taipei, the one that I usually go is the one that is nearby National Taiwan University’s main entrance. The other one XinYi Eslite that I sometimes go is close to Taipei 101 and Taipei City Hall MRT station (the Xinyi district). Xinyi eslite bookstore is great for book lovers for it is the biggest, most well-stocked bookstore in Taiwan. XinYi Eslite | 誠品信義店 No. 11, 2-3F, SongGao Road | 台北市松高路11號 National Taiwan University Eslite | 誠品台大店 No. 98, B1-3F, XinShen South Rd. Sec.3 | 台北市新生南路三段98號 Something that I recently discovered about buying The New Yorker magazines was a little crazy. What I found was this: If you purchase single copies found in one of Taiwan Eslite bookstores, you get a costly price tag about USD $16 for one single copy of The New Yorker magazine. But …

Reading Notes: ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’ by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s first nonfiction collection ‘The View from the Cheap Seats’ – interesting thoughts on reading, writing, and history of science fiction and fantasy books By Jasmine Huang The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction Neil Gaiman. Morrow, $26.99 (544P) Although my preference goes to works by writers such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallance, Colm Tóibín, and Ian McEwan, and everything written by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Nabokov, I was still very curious about writers like Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, and Lee Child. So when Gaiman’s first nonfiction collection came out in 2016, I went to check it out in the bookstore. I read the first 20 pages of the book in front of the bookshelves and thought he sounded like an interesting, distant uncle who happened to be a famous fantasy British writer living in the States. While Gaiman’s most famous and influential novel, American Gods, and his fantasy paperback books are still on the selves in local bookstores, I purchased Gaiman’s nonfiction book to be my first Gaiman …