Jul 23, 2017

Sunday Salon: The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds by Selina Siak Chin Yoke


My newest read is an ebook, The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds , an historical novel by , the first of two in the Malayan series. 

Goodread's description of the book: 
"Chye Hoon, of mixed Malayan-Chinese descent, begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard—magical tales of men from the sea—and her warrior’s courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes).

But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.
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I have just started but find this period of time in Southeast Asia very interesting. 

I finished the Kindle edition of Man Overboard by J.A. Jance, and loved it.

Here's what I said on goodreads:

Two computer experts battle each other on the web in a murder mystery, one trying to find the other to put a stop to him, the other evading, with evil intent. Their struggle is complicated by a third party - an AI, an artificial intelligence online created by one of the men, which develops its own reasoning powers independent of its owner and acts on its own accord during the conflict. The three interact in compelling ways, in a suspenseful and intriguing novel.

The themes of cyber bullying, suicide, and artificial intelligence and it's possible consequences, good or bad, are meshed in an intriguing and clever plot. I gave the book five stars!


Weatherwise: The days are hot and muggy, with occasional rain. The garden looks good as a result but time outside is limited for me because of the heat. Luckily, we don't have the 100 degree weather of other parts of the country!

What are you reading this week?

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, this cover is already enticing me. And the name! I think I will have to check that one out.

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    1. I'm reading The Woman Who...right now, in the mood for an entirely different time and place.

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  2. Oh, these both look very tempting. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  3. I like them both. Two different types of books. Happy reading week.

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  4. Man Overboard sounds good and interesting. Artificial Intelligence is a fascinating, and important issue that humans will be facing in the future. It is also interesting to see how fiction is grappling with it.

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    1. This book was quite interesting, Brian!

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  5. We never have 100 plus temps here, but it is still hot and muggy this time of the year. Enjoy your books!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/07/what-heck-down-to-last-few-weeks-of.html

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    1. We haven't reached 100 yet, fingers crossed. But it's still hot and muggy here too..

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  6. I read both the Malayan books. They were so good!

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    1. Wow! I'm planning to read them both too!

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  7. The Jance book sounds good. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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  8. Harvee, this book cover is lovely! Enjoy your reading this week. We are getting a respite from the hot weather today, and it's cooler and cloudy.

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    1. Cooler here today too, Suko. Have a good weekend!

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  9. Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds is on my wishlist. Stage one of the move is complete. We're out of our house and now we're trying to get it ready to put on the market. Come see what I'm reading.

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    1. Moving is a major task! Good luck with it!

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  10. Hallo, Hallo Harvee!

    Guess what?! I'm currently reading The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds in paperback - I cannot put it down! I am so attached inside this dramatic Historical Fiction saga! I have the sequel to read afterwards (as I received them both for review) -- I am hoping to post my review Weds/Thurs this week, as I honestly have been savouring my time inside this beautifully written narrative! If you post a review, I'll look for it - I came through The Sunday Post linky - you can find me via my Sunday Post. I've been blogging about this novel since my first Sunday Post!

    By the way, if your on Twitter, the author is friendly and approachable - she'd love to know your enjoying your reading of her novel!

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    1. Thanks for the info re the author. I'm on the second novel now!

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