Tag: NON-FICTION

Review: Escape to Gold Mountain, by David H.T. Wong

Sometimes a book’s message is bigger than the sum of its parts.

Such is the case with David H.T. Wong’s historical fiction/non-fiction hybrid graphic novel, Escape to Gold Mountain (I’ve been trying to settle on a format for titles on this blog, and I’ve decided now: books are underlined!) The “Gold Mountain” of the title is the way early Chinese immigrants referred to Canada and the United States. The message of Wong’s book is particularly resonant, not only for those of Chinese descent, but for anyone impacted by immigration today (i.e. everyone.)


Justice League Movie Book Tag

I’m back on the book tag wagon, thanks to a well-timed post on Book Princess Reviews and a little encouragement from Bionic Book Worm. This one coincides nicely with the release of the Justice League movie.

Many thanks to The Book Cover Girls for the original tag and graphics:

Justice League Movie Book Tag [Original]

If you want to know more about book tags, check out my post for the Fall Book Tag.


Reading List: Memoirs of War on the Eastern Front

Photo from Deutsches Bundesarchiv via Wikipedia

I’ve noted before how World War II continues to provide an endless bounty of fascinating stories and inspiration for writing. Perhaps because of this, there hasn’t been much impetus in the English-speaking world to turn its attention away from the battles that the Western powers fought in North Africa, Italy, France and the Pacific. In fact, the only dent made by the war between the Soviet Union and Germany in cultural consciousness that I can remember was the moderately successful movie, Enemy at the Gates, about the Battle of Stalingrad.

One of the great joys of writing historical fiction is doing the research. To be able to shed light on hidden corners and discover things you wouldn’t normally have a chance to.


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