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Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers

“She was certainly slow … but also it was quite lovely.. She considered the pace of her life. The world had begun to move faster and faster over the last decade. People spoke faster, drove faster, walked faster. Everyone was in a rush. Everyone was busy. Everyone demanded their gratification instantly.”  Nine Perfect Strangers is […]

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Book Review: Last Year in Havana

Synopsis from the book: Havana, 1958: The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen year old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest- until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary Miami, 2017:  Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic […]

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Favorite Diverse Books

Along with a few bookstagram friends, I started an online bookclub called Words Between Worlds (IG @words.between.worlds)! I’m going to dedicate an entire post for our bookclub soon! 🙂 I’ve always been an advocate for diverse literature, not only because I’m ethnically a minority, but also because I have a congenital heart condition. I’ve always […]

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February 2018 TBR

I know I’m a week late, ‘but I decided I’m going to start documenting my monthly TBRs. I had to remind myself of the reason I read. Yes, reading is fun. But, I mostly read to learn. “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends ; they are the most accessible and wisest counselors, […]

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Book Review: Snow Falling on Cedars

A Bookstagram friend of mine @direads was kind enough to send me a copy of Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Then a few of us decided to do a buddy read. When I learned it was about a Japanese-American being (wrongly) accused of a murder mostly due to his ethnicity, I agreed in […]

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Why Representation in Literature Matters

I grew up as the daughter of immigrants in a small white town in northern Utah that, according to Wikipedia, was 94% White in 1990. Though most of my childhood memories are happy ones that include luscious green grass, Aggie ice-cream (Aggie Blue Mint is the best!), Gossner’s cheese factory, and Pepperidge farm house cookies, […]

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Recap of 2017: Book Flops

It pains me to write this post, but don’t worry, I will be writing a post about my favorite books next. Negative reviews about books. WHAT? But, some books (see below) left a bad taste in my mouth. So, let’s take a look of my least favorite books I read in 2017: #5. Turtles All […]

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Book Review: The World In Half

My most recent read, The World In Half  by Cristina Henriquez was a heartwarming novel I read over Christmas break. “I believe the earth has a memory. That everything that’s ever happened throughout the time has left its trace in fine, featherweight particles that fell and sank back into the earth like dust. […] Humans […]

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