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Book Review: Repentance by Andrew Lam

I recently received an advanced review copy of Dr. Andrew Lam’s forthcoming historical novel, Repentance, which I promptly devoured in less than 24 hours along with his nonfiction book Saving Sight. Summary Repentance tells the story of one Japanese American family processing the trauma of internment and combat during World …

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Book Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

To compare Ken Liu’s The Grace of Kings with Game of Thrones would be so obvious as to be a little lazy on my part. Both are sprawling fantasy epics with dozens of major characters prone to dying with little fanfare. Both fantasy worlds have seven kingdoms with parallels in …

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Book Review: Diamond Head by Cecily Wong

I picked up Diamond Head by Cecily Wong on a whim at the library a few weeks ago and ended up inhaling the entire thing over yet another quarantine weekend. (I seem to be getting a lot of reading done during cold and flu season! But I would really prefer …

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

My favorite challenges, of course, are the ones that reward me for something I’m already doing. (This is one reason I sometimes write finished tasks on my to-do list so I can pre-emptively check some off.) So I’m participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 to try …