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January 15

3+1 books with strong Asian (American) Female Voices

3 works of fiction + 1 work of nonfiction on a particular subject I absolutely love reading about Asian history and culture. However, I find that stories written by men and women—like in every other culture—are extremely different. I find that one of the things that books written by Asian women have in common is […]

January 04

3 + 1 good books about bad people

3 works of fiction + 1 work of nonfiction about a particular subject I love books about characters that are kind of bad. I think that what attracts me to these books as a reader is how the author makes a character that we should hate endearing. Some authors do it better than others, and […]

December 13

3 + 1 Books about Flowers: 3 works of fiction + 1 work of nonfiction on a particular subject

Part of my new section featuring three fiction books and one nonfiction about one subject. 1. The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh Self-acceptance through nature The Language of Flowers is a novel about a young woman who does not know how to navigate the world she is thrust into after aging out of foster care. […]

December 13

3+1 Books About Food: 3 works of fiction + 1 work of nonfiction on a particular subject

Part of my new section featuring three fiction books and one nonfiction about one subject. 1. Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel Mexican food and passion Like Water for Chocolate is an extremely sensual tale of a family of women during the Mexican Revolution, told from the kitchen. While many authors have tried to incorporate […]

Top Ten Books Read In 2012

WASHINGTON DC, December 28, 2012- I read a few books this year.  I don’t know how many exactly, but probably not as many as I would have liked.  I did read Fall of Giants, Shogun, and Tai Pan– all really long novels.  It was a little difficult to pick my favorites, and since I have […]