A book is like a friend. We understand the world and life, or even observe ourselves through texts, and have a deep realization of oneself that we are not alone. PMQ invites different people from design and culture sectors to recommend a book, so that you can enrich yourselves as book therapy.
Why would you recommend this book?
Nose in the Books: The peace of mind is my hometown. As a Hong Konger who is always ready to take a foreign country as his hometown, during this period of epidemic siege, you may pick up this book and relieve the homesickness.
The authors of this book are both from Hong Kong. Jessie traveled to and from Taiwan and Hong Kong from time to time in the past three years, while Lau has lived in Taipei since 2012 to study graduate school in Taiwan.
The longer the stay, the more experience they have gained in daily life in Taiwan other than food, shopping, mountains and rivers. From tracing the evolution of the name of guava and origin of pineapple, to how they use the toilet and the perfect timing of barbecue, two keen observers write the similarities and differences in culture between the two places with sincere style of writing.