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RachelO
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#deardecember #treesinthetitle

A cozy mystery set in 1930s Singapore. In all honesty, I read this less for the plot, and more for the setting and main character, an independent young local girl and amateur sleuth who works alongside the police.

Sadly, I felt the portrayal of the teenager with learning difficulties could have been (lots) better.

I would, however, give her books another try sometime.

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writerlibrarian
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Mehso-so

Difficult to say I enjoyed this. I enjoyed how the characters‘ relationships were shown but the whole lists of designers. That bored me to tears. I tried to see the irony and the second degree I think the author tries to infuse to his story. I enjoyed the movie more than the book. Especially since book!Eleanor is not even at the level of movie!Eleanor. I might read the next book if only to see what happens to Astrid. #booked2019 #movie

Cinfhen And that‘s a wrap!!!!!! 2w
Cinfhen I liked the movie too🙌🏻 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
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Tahoe
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I saw someone reading the new book "crazy rich grilfriens" (#3) in the train. I googeld it, read that it was funny and here we go: The frist in the series^^

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Tiltedwhirled
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Pickpick

This historical mystery set in Singapore during the wind up to World War II leaves enough bread crumbs along the way that the end isn‘t a complete surprise.

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writerlibrarian
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This is my last #booked2019 book. So far, it's like eating cotton candy. Very light, very sweet, no depth. Perfect for a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Also, new nails and new flowers. From me to me. 😁

Leftcoastzen Glad you treat yourself, simple things make us happy. 4w
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KirstieE
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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#currentlyreading and I‘m loving all the different , colourful characters!

Kaylamburson That's a different cover! Which country is it from? 1mo
Scochrane26 I enjoyed this series! 1mo
KirstieE @Kaylamburson it‘s an Aussie cover 😁 1mo
Kaylamburson Ohhh cool!!! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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📚 Crazy Rich Asians
🎥 Crazy Rich Asians
🎤 7 Rings by Ariana Grande 💍

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛍💛 1mo
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Mogoeg
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#7Days7Covers #CoverLove #CoverCrush #Day2 #Singapore

Issues one (front) and two (back) of this graphic novel about ordinary life in Singapore.

I know we aren't supposed to explain, but this is a drawing of an HDB - one of the public housing blocks that 80% of Singaporeans live in (they own the units - which they buy at a subsidized rate from the government).

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GatheringBooks
Ministry of Moral Panic | Amanda Lee Koe
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#RedRoseSeptember Day 13: I found myself drawn to practically all the stories in this collection, Ministry of Moral #Panic from Singapore. While there was that studied restraint in the writing, I felt that Koe was boldly reshaping boundaries in her narratives, pushing and pulling into issues otherwise perceived to be too controversial to be articulated – be it maid-employer dalliances and same-sex relationships. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-arX

Cinfhen Great photo 3mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen very interesting that in this photo of my book club in my previous institution, all four of us have left. The two gentlemen scholars are now affiliated with UCL in London, my mentor has retired and now living in France, and I am now in the United Arab Emirates. To think this photo was only taken four years ago. 3mo
Cinfhen Wow, what do you attribute all the movement too?Financial or academic ? 3mo
arlenefinnigan Love the cover! 3mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen definitely not financial. Singapore takes very good care of its teachers and professors financially. But the stress level is off the roof and work-life balance is practically nil. 3mo
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Verity
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So much fun but also a little unsettling. Aunty Lee is trying to solve another case but this also has some more of the darker side of Singapore and of being old - with a look at the treatment of foreign domestic workers and how the unscrupulous can try to badger/confuse/inveigle old people into giving their money away. But it‘s all done so matter of factly and in passing that you do a double take - and it doesn‘t feel at all preachy or crusadey.