Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

“I stand in the sunny noon of life…what concerns me now is, that my life be a beautiful, powerful, in a word, a complete life.” To say that Margaret Fuller was a woman ahead of her time would be an understatement. A born intellectual, she was educated in accordance with her father’s exacting standards; inContinue reading “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”

Shout Her Lovely Name

Win a Shout Her Lovely Name tote bag and a copy of this book, courtest of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Read on for more info. Mothers and daughters are the thread that weaves Natalie Serber’s Shout Her Lovely Name together. The collection of eleven stories, eight of which are interconnected, unflinchingly portray the wide range ofContinue reading “Shout Her Lovely Name”

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Human beings invest a lot of their waking hours in stories. This is nothing new; ancient cultures relied heavily on oral traditions long before other forms of communication were developed. Even now, whether we’re reading books, playing video games, watching television, or are lost in private daydreams, we’re constantly listening to or forming our ownContinue reading “The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human”

The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives

There came a point early in The Dolphin in the Mirror–the prologue, to be exact–where I began to dread reading the remainder of the book. I’m an animal lover who’s been known to anthropomorphize my pets on more than one occasion, and I’m total sucker for animals-overcoming-hardship/abuse stories. This book begins with a riveting one:Continue reading “The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives”

We the Animals

The Feminist Texican [Reads] will be featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction books by/about Latin@s throughout Latina/o Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Back during Armchair BEA, I mentioned that Justin Torres’s We the Animals was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year. It had a different cover back then;Continue reading “We the Animals”