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The Caribbean: Wrap-up!

I think, dear reader, that I start all of these wrap-up posts with “can you believe this month is over?”, and every time it’s genuine! So, without further ado: Can you believe April is over? Here in the fine state of Georgia, we’re experiencing a wet and rather cool spring, so when I go outside […]

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We Need Diverse Classics

I’ve already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say “classics.” As I’m working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I’m finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. […]

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Indigenous America: Wrap-up!

January is (finally) over! In this post, I’m going to wrap up what I read for the Own Voices Global Challenge for Indigenous America, share with you some cool playlists and accounts I love on Instagram, and we’re going to close up with a bit of info on some current topics in Indigenous America that […]

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The American Dirt Controversy

If you’re at all involved in the book world online, you’ve probably seen some controversy about the new release by Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt. If you’re unfamiliar with the novel, here is the synopsis on Goodreads: También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the […]

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2020 Reading Challenges

I’ve made a lot of resolutions — no, let’s call them, “intentions” for 2020 that have to do with taking the next step in my life. I’ve felt my life to be really stagnant and still the past few years, and with the turn of the decade, I was inspired to make some real commitments […]