The Patient Poppy

Join me on a journey of learning, reflecting, and growing!

On this site, I’ll share with you my insights and reflections on the books I’m reading to help you find your next book to read or simply learn something new.


Book Excerpts

Here are some excerpts from books that I've read recently. Sometimes it's nice to get a taste of the writing before diving into a book.

Book Reflections

Here are some reflections and personal takeaways from books that I've read recently. These are a discussion of what I found interesting to provide you useful information and help you decide if you want to read the book.

Blog Posts

To carry across

Excerpt from Babel by R.F. Kuang This is an excerpt from the book Babel by R.F. Kuang. Professor Playfair’s introductory class to Translation Theory met at Tuesday mornings on the fifth floor of the tower. They’d barely been seated when he began to lecture, filling the narrow classroom with his booming showman’s voice. ‘By now …

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