I finished the Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Very good book! Really enjoyed it. And yes, I would say it's a favorite of mine now. It was very nicely done. I love how Jamie Ford explained the culture of Chinese Americans (along with Japanese Americans) during the 1940's - it was really a time when a new type of Americans were being born and created. The parents wanted their children to be Americans....but without losing their Chinese ways. It's a hard balance to maintain. But more and more immigrants are walking that balance every day.
After I finished Hotel I picked up Escape by Barbara Delinsky - one of my all-time favorite authors. Escape is about a women who walks out on her life - just needs to escape all the pressure and stress - so, she does. Once again, Ms. Delinsky creates characters that they seem so real you want to go find them and have a visit with over coffee. One theme she has woven through-out all the books I have read, is marriage is honorable. Worthy to be fought for. I love that.
I got a surprise today - I WON a book! I'm so stinkin 'excited!! It's been AGES since I've won anything. It's the first time I've won anything on the Internet, I think. The book is How Shall We Feed Them. It's how to start and maintain a food pantry. This goes right in-line with the work the kids and I do at the soup kitchen. I'm looking forward to reading the book as well as passing it along to the soup kitchen so they will be able to gleam ideas.
I have two other books from the library sitting on my table....not sure when I'll pick-up the next one....laundry and several other chores are calling my name.....