sarong

New on the Shelves…

Downloaded my review copy of a new book I am really looking forward to! Back in 2011, I gave a great review to Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s Tiger in the Kitchen. Now, I get to review her first novel, Sarong Party Girls: On the edge of twenty-seven, Jazzy hatches a plan for her and her best girlfriends: Sher, Imo, and Fann. Before the… Read more

oddfits

New on the Shelves…

I added a few things to my personal library over the holidays. First up, a little something from Kindle First: The Oddfits by Tiffany Tsao Eight-year-old Murgatroyd Floyd doesn’t fit in—not as a blue-eyed blonde living in Singapore, not in school, and certainly not with his aloof expatriate parents, who seem determined to make his life even harder. Unbeknownst to him, there’s… Read more

an_open_book

Quotables

I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess. – H. P. Lovecraft, American writer of horror fiction Read more

an_open_book

Quotables

I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read – they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting. – Russell Banks, American writer of fiction and poetry Read more

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Quotables

By burning Luther’s books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men’s minds of him. – Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian Read more