Monday, June 25, 2007

What are you reading?

I am currently reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

It is a story set in Nineteenth-century Hunan China. It is a story of a young girl named Lily and her Laotong, or "Old Same". The two girls communicate in a secret language called NuShu. They share their Hopes and Dreams for their future through this secret language. They share their fears, tragedies and trials of life in rural China.

it is a great book and one I would recommend highly.

So what are you reading this summer?


Julie said...

How bizare! I am reading it too!! We will have to have our own mini book club to discuss it!

Sophia's Mama said...

Julie how cool we sure will talk about it. I am on page 117 just starting the TRUTH. Where are you?

Cheri said...

I want to read that book, too!! I took it out at the library but never had a chance to read it and then it was due back because someone had a "hold" on it. I am going to just buy one to read. But first I am going to read this book that Shane bought me called "Forever Lily - An unexpected mother's journey to adoption in China" by Beth Nonte Russell. I haven't started it yet because I'm still reading a Nicholas Sparks book "At First Sight".

Julie said...

Okay, this is getting spooky - a friend of mine just gave me Forever Lily to read.... We'll have our own mini Chinese Book Club!! I'll check what page I am on, I haven't picked it back up this week yet. I think you can buy both of them at Target.

Did you get my email??

Sophia's Mama said...

To funny our own little Chinese book club how cute. i want to read forever Lily i am going to look at target for it and read it next.

Julie i did get your e-mail this morning. i have not had a chance to see how far it is from us. If it is not far we would love to drive up and meet you. I will let you know for sure soon.


Lily Kate's Mom said...

I read it and really enjoyed it!

Cheri, I have Snow Flower if you want me to send it to you :)

I just finished Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos and loved loved it! Nothing to do with China, but a great read.

Susan Love

Sophia's Mama said...

OK you all have inspired me I am going to set up a Chinese Book club blog when I get home and link it to my blog. We can talk about what we have read or are reading and share books.


P.S. they can be China related or not This will be fun

Cheri said...

I love the book club idea. Why don't we all try to read "Forever Lily" together too. Let me know when you guys finish "Snow Flower" and maybe we can start this one together!! :)

Amy said...

Hi Susan,
Love your Blog. I wanted to chime in that I am reading "A Mother's Ordeal" by Stephen Mosher
Its about the one child policy in China. So far its very good. I loved Snow Flower... and also just finished Forever Lily. Have you heard of "China Ghosts"? That's my next read. Have Fun!
Amy (down here in PBG) :)

Cris said...

Hi Susan

I love the idea of a book club. I got Snow Flower for Christmas from a secret pal and absolutely LOVED the book. I've also been wanting to read Forever Lily. I've started on Wild Swans. Also, Lisa See has a new book coming out in hardback tomorrow, it's called Peony in Love. It looks great, too.


Diane said...

Susan, I love this idea! I just finished "Forever Lily" and now I am reading "Becoming Madame Mao". Ever read "Empress Orchid?" It's really good too.
What Fun!