Monday, August 24, 2009

Books up for grabs!

Lisa recently sent me Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and the memoir, Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah.

Lisa wrote up good reviews on these books already, so I won't repeat ... but I will add that it was a very interesting pairing - since these books overlapped a lot of the same history, but one was fiction and the other a non-fiction memoir. Personally, I really enjoy historical fiction, and actually learned quite a bit about Shanghai and Chinese history in general that I really just had no idea about. I preferred the story in Shanghai Girls (even if the ending was a bit abrupt), as the memoir was interesting, but rather dry and incomplete in parts.

So if anyone is interested in reading them now, just let me know!


  1. oh me!!! (although if someone who has actually contributed wants them, send them there first!)

  2. Wendy, they're yours! Email me your address :)