Chinese Education in Singapore: An Untold Story of Conflict and Change, is an unbiased view of Singapore's history. Singapore's story offers lessons for modern cities as many seek to build vibrant economies and achieve a high quality of living. It is interesting but not confusing. Writing is tight and very readable. Author clearly knows and enjoys his subject. This is a must read for those interested in the subject.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Every month, we share our book recommendations with you. From readers picks to bestsellers, from new reads to critically acclaimed books across all genres. Listed below we have something for all book lovers, no matter what you’re into.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
James Shade writes in a smooth, easy to read style that snares you in, and carries you along to the very end. I have to say that this book was a pleasant surprise! Set in the fantasy city of Islar is a fresh story-line, believable characters, and a couple of nice twists in the mix. One thing that impressed me was the higher level of language that was used in this book. The authors characters are compelling, the settings have both brutality and honesty and the plot has unexpected turns. This promises to be an interesting series - and I need answers, but I'll have to wait for the release of book two to get them. I can't wait!
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Roger A. Price manged to keep me reading from beginning to end without taking much of a break! I read this book in two sittings, even staying up most of last night to finish it! Detective Vinnie Palmer and TV reporter Christine Jones are on the trail of an escaped psychopath as he has leads them from one murder scene to another. As the pieces fit together and the frustrating chase to uncover the killer makes the conclusion very dramatic. The story line is incredibly believable, well developed, and riveting. One of the few in recent years where I could see the story developing around me like I was watching a movie.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
There are only a handful of authors in the world who I would read every word they’ve ever written. John Walsh is one of those. With Irish wit and worldly knowledge, John has put together a wonderfully warm and humourous collection of reflective poems. Several of the poems from John's rich understanding and wisdom about life made me stop, think, reread and really absorb what he said. With a masterful command of verse and a bullish view of life, this book is both special and thought provoking. A true treasure to read and a book that you will pick up again and again and again and.....
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Amber Foxx continues to delight with her no murder, just mystery novels. Ghost Sickness is the fifth novel in the Mae Martin mystery series. Mae and Jamie are wonderful characters. I like how the author can connect characters to each other, and ropes you in as if you are part of the story. The author did her research on Indian reservations and was very accurate in her descriptions. This book was suspenseful, humorous, and steady reading. I have also read and enjoyed the other books in the series as the author can offer readers a form of escapism that typical detective stories can't.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The sequel to the award winning 'Skylark', Borrowed Wings continues where Skylark left off. Billie must find her way forward and Jack must find his way back. But this time the secondary characters from the first book get into the spotlight much more, and that is a good thing. The great thing is this is a book that pretty much everyone can (and will) enjoy. It is funny, tender, thoughtful and thought-provoking - as the layered meanings run deep in this book. This isn't Fargo. It is something more tender and beautiful. It is a book you will think about long after you close the cover.