A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I plucked this book off of a shelf at my local library because of the cover. The title didn’t seem interesting to me but I thought it was intriguing that the book was such a warm color and that the girl on… Continue reading Book Review: “A Time to Dance” by Padma Venkatraman
When I was in elementary school, I was asked by a teacher if I had ever been discriminated against because of my ethnicity. She asked if I had ever been treated differently just because I’m of Mexican descent. That question in itself is a pretty good example of a time when I was treated differently… Continue reading The Otherness of Ethnicity and Race: Oblivious Kid In A White World
Requiem by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars I put off reading this book for the longest time. It wasn’t anything personal against the series, I just felt like I couldn’t get into this book unless I reminded myself of the events of the first two books. Also, it’s the last book in… Continue reading Book Review: “Requiem” by Lauren Oliver
I’ve been thinking a lot about weddings. I want to talk about the novelty and foreboding nature of weddings from the point of view of someone who has no experience with them like me. I want to give my own take on what I suspect many people my age will be experiencing now and within… Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking About Weddings (And Money)
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If you call someone out on something, you must also call them UP. Offer solutions. Offer humility. Offer honesty stirred up with compassion. Offer companionship in the recovery. Offer solid belief in their worth. Build up. Don’t tear down.
Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m so glad that I finally got around to reading this book because whenever I thought about how the first book ended, I got a pit in my stomach about what would happen next. This book was not as suspenseful as the first book… Continue reading Book Review: “Escape from Furnace: Solitary” by Alexander Gordon Smith
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I finished reading this book, one of the first things I told my sister was, “You know those books that just, like, wow, you know? This is one of those books.” Basically, I was speechless. I loved this book. I love this… Continue reading Book Review: “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart