Quality children’s picture books, published by top Vietnamese publishing houses, used to be renowned for their brilliant and vibrant illustrations, executed in watercolours by talented artists.
If I ever get around to writing my Vietnamese novel it will ooze with snippets about food. Foremost it will mention my most memorable sweet treat; hot sugarcane fished from a drum of steaming ginger syrup on a freezing night on a mountain track above Bac Me where, with a huddle of villagers, we squat around a fire and gnaw.
A couple of years ago, a republished series of Ayn Rand’s books were high on the list of Bookworm’s most requested books.
Linda Mazur has just released her first book, Hidden Houses of Hanoi, chronicling the lives of historic Art Deco houses near Thien Quang Lake. Built in the 1930s by architects inspired by modern Bauhaus designs, they were the homes of many intellectuals, artists, and diplomats throughout the last century.
This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at books that focus on dogs
This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at work that focuses on the family and family relationships
This month Truong at Bookworm looks at books and comic strips that have successfully brought philosophical ideas to their readers
In mid April, Bookworm Too in Nghi Tam Village will become Weekend Bookworm. Still located at the same address, it will only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
This month, Bookworm’s Truong and some of Bookworm’s avid young adult readers look at four new releases that will probably be hot property in 2015