Those of you following this blog will have noticed that it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted anything. I’ve just found it too time-consuming to keep up with a biweekly blog and still devote time to self-publishing and new writing.

However, I have just figured out that I can blog my Goodreads reviews. So, here goes. I will be sharing with you the books I have read and what I think of them.


  All That Matters by Wayson Choy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As soon as I found out Wayson Choy wrote a sequel to, “The Jade Peony,” I immediately downloaded it and started reading. I was not disappointed.

It’s not truly a sequel as the events are contemporary with those in, “The Jade Peony,” but told from the missing point of view: that of First Brother, Kiam Kim.

Once again, Choy paints an irresistible portrait of Vancouver’s Chinatown in the 30s and 40s. Ancient tradition, modern troubles, racial tension, and the struggles of immigrants to fit into a new culture. Told with eloquence and pride, this book was truly a pleasure to read.

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