Tag: china

The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry

The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry

Good Day, Bookworms! It probably says troubling things about my character that I love hooker books so ding dang much, but I do, I so so do. The circumstances that lead young women into lives of prostitution are endlessly fascinating, and it’s a profession that transcends time and culture. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, this revelation comes as no surprise. If you’re new here, I really… Read more »

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Diversiverse! The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Diversiverse! The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Salutations, Bookworms! I am SO HAPPY to be participating in A More Diverse Universe right now. It’s offered me an opportunity to FINALLY get something off my TBR pile. A few months ago, I won a copy of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan from Monika at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall. I’ve read several Amy Tan novels and enjoyed them immensely, but I felt rather ridiculous knowing… Read more »

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Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Happy Monday, Bookworms! This weekend I took a trip to China… Sort of. Remember way back when I started this blog I read a novel loosely based on the life of Pearl S. Buck? No? Allow me to refresh your memory. After reading Pearl of China by Anchee Min, I was inspired to read me some Pearl S. Buck. The Good Earth (in conjunction with some of Buck’s other work) won a friggin… Read more »

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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

On Gold Mountain by Lisa See: A Lesson in Reading the Synopsis Before Purchase

Hey Bookworms, How is everyone doing today? I just finished slogging through Lisa See’s On Gold Mountain. It taught me a very important lesson. You should always read the synopsis of a book before you click purchase. This was on sale for the kindle so I snapped it up thinking, “Oh Lisa See! Always such great tidbits on Chinese cultures- quick reads too!” No. No, no, no. This book was not fiction…. Read more »

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Pearl of China

Pearl of China

Hello Bookworms! I’ve mentioned that I’m highly susceptible to marketing tactics, have I not? I purchased the latest entry in my Kindle because Amazon was having a sale. A girl’s got to budget, you know? Pearl of China by Anchee Min is a novel based in part on the life of Pearl S. Buck. Pearl S. Buck, in case you were unaware, is a Nobel Prize winning author. A Nobel Prize… Read more »

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Snow Flower and The Secret Fan

Snow Flower and The Secret Fan

I promised you we’d “travel,” didn’t I, Bookworms? Let’s got to China! Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See takes us on an adventure though 19th Century China. More historical fiction, I know, but this is in CHINA, y’all! Totally new perspective. Our heroine Lily is paired up in an “old sames” relationship with another young girl named Snow Flower. Because women were kept in near total seclusion at this… Read more »

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