My newest read is an ebook, The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds , an historical novel by Selina Siak Chin Yoke, 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. "
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.
|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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