What I Read – September 2015

Here's what I read this month. Reviews are up or coming. 1.┬áBeijing Confidential -┬áJan Wong (Doubleday Canada, 2007) My review is here. 2. The Curse of the Viking Grave - Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1966) Read my review here. 3. What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey (Zondervan Publishing House, 1997) 4. The… Continue reading What I Read – September 2015

Book Review: Beijing Confidential – Jan Wong

It's hard for me to believe that it's been almost ten years since I last set foot in China. It's been even longer since I've been to Beijing - all the way back to the summer of 2002. Since then, the city has hosted the Olympics and, no doubt, changed drastically. Jan Wong details many… Continue reading Book Review: Beijing Confidential – Jan Wong

What I Read – January 2015

Since weekly book reviews seem to be something I can't accomplish right now, I thought I'd post mini-reviews of everything I read this past month. January's been busy but I managed to squeeze in a fair amount of reading and finished 9 books. The Birth House - Ami McKay (Vintage Canada, 2006) I did write… Continue reading What I Read – January 2015

Book Review – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Asia is a continent of extremes. As countries like China and India grow in global power and importance, I think more people are realizing this. Asia holds extreme wealth and extreme poverty in the same hand. Rich Crazy Asians (Doubleday Canada, 2013) focuses on the extremely wealthy population. This is a novel. Novels don't necessarily… Continue reading Book Review – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Book Review – The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Since I first heard the premise of Emily Schultz's novel, The Blondes (Doubleday Canada, 2012), I've been eager to read it. Set in a world much like ours, but one in which a virus has begun to spread. Its victims become disoriented, clumsy, and then savage, reacting violently to everything around them until they kill… Continue reading Book Review – The Blondes by Emily Schultz