Remember when I said I was back in May..... *Tyler the Creator voice* well that was a fucking lie. Jokes aside, I really thought that I would be posting more on here, but tragedy doesn't really care for intention. Days after I last posted, everything changed. I'll just keep it simple -- this pandemic is… Continue reading Recent Reads And Other Things
As October comes to an end, I wanted to write a little bit about one of my favorite books that I picked up for Latinx Heritage Month (September 15- October 15). I chose Antígona González to fill in one of my prompts for Latinx-a-thon and it broke me down, looked me in the eye and… Continue reading Writing Grief into Empty Spaces: Antígona González by Sara Uribe
Amelia is a twenty something dreamer who feels her life is a giant black hole of failure. She's struggling freelancer who doesn't really know her place in her world-- so she sets her hopes on on another -- Mars. She's dreamed of starting a new life and becoming a space explorer like the ones in… Continue reading Novella Review: Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Alaine Beauparlant is a headstrong Haitian American seventeen year old from Miami, Florida. She's the daughter of one of the most prolific TV reporters in the nation, Celeste Beauparlant and attends the ultra exclusive Saint Catherine de'Ricci Academy. Her parents are divorced and her mother's skyrocketing career means that Alaine lives with her father, Jules.… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
A Mesmerizing and Poetically Bittersweet Delight Casiopea is a girl who dreams of the stars and freedom, but she's stuck in her small town in Yucatan, Mexico. One day, she opens a wooden chest, and accidentally unleashes Hun-Kamé, an ancient Maya god of death who had been trapped and betrayed by his brother. She's fierce… Continue reading Book Review: Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia
This retelling is a story of resilience, agency, and femininity. Although Circe is a goddess and a witch, her story is so tragically human. Miller revamps her character into one that is compassionate and cruel, loving and vengeful.