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I started toying with the idea of a book blog in 2009 when I participated in Infinite Summer, where readers tackled David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest over the course of three months. In January 2010, The Feminist Texican [Reads] was born. (Following the blog’s makeover in November 2013, the name simply became Feminist Texican Reads.)

A few of my interests & book-related things about me, for those inquiring minds that want to know (or not):

  • I’m a feminist who loves Jonathan Franzen. There. I said it.
  • But Junot Díaz is the one I have a serious literary crush on. See also: John Steinbeck.
  • I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Philosophy, a Master of Arts degree in Women’s History, and I’m halfway through my Master of Library and Information Science degree.
  • I teach English.
  • All that book learnin’ aside, I quote Clueless and School of Rock way more than I should.
  • About a third of the books on my shelves are women’s studies-related nonfiction.
  • All of my pets are boys: a dog, 4 cats (long story), and 2 parrots.
  • Donuts. They’re awesome.

Disclosures: I get a tiny percentage of the profits from items bought through many of the product links on the site; these proceeds go towards the book giveaways that I host periodically. Also, I sometimes receive books from publishers for review purposes, but I will always give my honest opinion about a book regardless of where it came from. I always note the source of the books at the end of each review.

5 comments

  1. stripes51

    I found your site when I did a google search on “Telegraph Avenue character list.” I’m about a third of the way through Chabon’s book and I’m ready to chuck it. Your review seems to be spot on! I enjoyed reading your reviews and looking at your book lists and challenges. You’ve given me some great ideas! And, I think it’s about time you get A Handmaid’s Tale off your list. Read it already!!!

  2. angloadventure

    Junot Diaz is my literary crush too. Man can write. And is good looking.
    Jonathan Frazen ain’t so bad either. I haven’t seen a picture of him though. So glad I found this!

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