Daphne Lee

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Eat­ing An­i­mals by Jonathan Safran Foer – Another re­minder that I should try to eat less meat and, even­tu­ally, no meat at all – books tend to ap­pear at just the right time to prod me into mak­ing tough and im­por­tant de­ci­sions.

Rawa by Isa Ka­mari – I was en­ter­tained and in­formed by this in­ti­mate por­trayal of the Orang Sele­tar, the in­dige­nous river peo­ple of Sin­ga­pore (I’d never heard of them be­fore and I now want to know more); the orang asli have im­por­tant sto­ries that must be told, and not just le­gends and myths, but of their lives.

Re­li­gion For Athe­ists: A Non-be­liever’s Guide To The Uses Of Re­li­gion by Alain De Bot­ton – I was raised Catholic and am now an athe­ist who be­lieves in the value of re­li­gious rit­u­als, prac­tices and doc­trine; De Bot­ton ar­tic­u­lates much more flu­ently and con­vinc­ingly my feel­ings about why re­li­gion can be a com­fort to even those who don’t be­lieve in God.

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