lyndamk #cbr5 review #5 & #6: Two Books on France in Vietnam

Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954 and Embers Of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam examine the French colonization of Indochina and its Dirty War in Vietnam. While Indochina is less accessible, Embers of War is a engaging and readable book. History buffs should definitely check these out. Read more at my blog …

lyndamk #cbr5 review #4: Vietnam: Rising Dragon by Bill Hayton

Vietnam: Rising Dragon is not just for the Vietnam bound or Southeast Asian fans. Considering Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world. Considering President Obama has proclaimed a Pacific Pivot. And considering the rising dragon is nestled in the armpit of China, this is a country to watch. Read more at my blog …

lyndamk #cbr5 review #3: The Kingmaker’s Daughter (The Cousins’ War #4) by Philippa Gregory

In last year’s Cannonball Read I didn’t review books that I didn’t particularly like. I tend not to give up on books (except Twilight) because I obsessively like to finish things, but I couldn’t bring myself to write a few of those reviews.  This year I am going to do a full Cannonball if it kills me, so here is my first negative review for CBR5.  Anne was dull dull dull and Philippa seemed to phone this one in. Read more at my blog…

lyndamk #cbr5 review #2: The Sorceress by Michael Scott (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #3)

First off, a warning. Even if you find The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel’s storyline frustrating or don’t like the writing, it is very easy to get sucked in to the series and keep reading. And there are six books. Approach with caution.

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