Kid Lit

Feeling Nostalgic: Flowers in Full Bloom

Feeling Nostalgic: Flowers in Full Bloom

Maybe it’s because its finally spring here in Hong Kong or just because I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, but I pulled Flowers in Full Bloom from my bookshelf. It was one of my favorite childhood books and one of the few I saved (along with The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam).   The drawings by Lin Wan-tsui are […]

Rashi's Daughters & My Daughter: A Quest for Books & Learning

Rashi’s Daughters & My Daughter: A Quest for Books & Learning

I am not certain how other families spend their holidays but ours are fairly easy to summarize and unwavering: beach, read, hike, read, swim, read, sightsee, read. Whereas some people might first seek out the best dining or souvenir shopping, our initial survey of the land focuses on mapping out the bookshops, and we have […]

Names: All You Can Do is Hope to Get it Right

Names: All You Can Do is Hope to Get it Right

I just finished reading Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (recommended for ages 10 and up).  It was a beautiful read and I loved how the theme of hope ran throughout the novel. I don’t want to discuss the plot in too much detail because it is definitely a book worth reading but it is […]

On Writing

On Writing

Dear Stephen King: While I admittedly am not a fan of the horror genre and therefore haven’t read your other books and can’t say much about most of your tremendously prolific career, I can say that On Writing:A Memoir of the Craft is my new bible. As per your suggestion, I am going to allow myself […]

First Things First

First Things First

First of all, welcome to my new site.      I write this first post with some trepidation as writing is like taking a leap of faith. It is a month of firsts. I have recently finished writing my first manuscript – an upper-middle grade reader that I hope will one day find a home. […]