Book Review: The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai The Mountains Sing was published on March 17th, 2020. I received an eARC from the publisher, but as always, all thoughts are my own.  Synopsis: With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow … Continue reading Book Review: The Mountains Sing

From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

Here with another Happy New Year greeting - this time From My Bookshelf. It's the first FMB post of the new year and new decade, so I thought it would be fitting to feature the books of my first 2020 book haul. On Saturday (January 11th) I drove over to a local used bookstore, primarily … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: The First “New” Books of the Decade

From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales

For the past few months I have made it a habit to organize/tidy up my bookshelves at the very beginning of the month. It's another great way to start the month off refreshed, and if you find organizing your shelves therapeutic like I do, it offers a few moments of calm before the onslaught of … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Garden, Pearl, Tales