Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Things You’re Thankful For (it can be bookish or not). I went with bookish. As you might imagine, this is a really really really hard topic to narrow down. These aren’t necessarily my top tenContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’m Thankful For”

You Bring Out the Mexican in Me

Forgive me if this blog gets a little Sandra-licious on you this week…Sandra Cisneros is in town to do a reading/signing  for Latino Heritage Month. No joke: I’ve been waiting for this day for about seven months now. I wrote a large chunk of my MA thesis on Caramelo (I’ll try to refrain from blurtingContinue reading “You Bring Out the Mexican in Me”

I Am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House but Won’t Because I’m Thirty-Eight and Not Eighteen

By Sandra Cisneros From Loose Woman: Poems Bring me a drink. I need to think a little. Paper. Pen. And I could use the stink of a good cigar–even though the sun’s out. The grackles in the trees. The grackles inside my heart. Broken feathers and stiff wings. I could jump. But I don’t. You couldContinue reading “I Am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House but Won’t Because I’m Thirty-Eight and Not Eighteen”

BBAW (Giveaway): Forgotten Treasure

Today’s meme for Book Blogger Appreciation Week is: talk about a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. I thought long and hard on this one. My first instinct was Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies, which I’ve read multiple times and neverContinue reading “BBAW (Giveaway): Forgotten Treasure”