The Hill We Climb: Is This Book Really Worth Purchasing? | Book Review

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Genre: Poetry In Case You Don’t Know: This book contains the infamous poem that was read in Joe Biden’s inauguration by the youngest poet ever to perform in American history. At 22 years old, Amanda Gorman expressed what we felt as a country during the exchange of power. The Million Dollar Question: Is This Book Worth it? Before I dive into the book review, I … Continue reading The Hill We Climb: Is This Book Really Worth Purchasing? | Book Review

🥺Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag⛱

It’s June, and that means it’s time for my 6 month reading progress report. My goal: To read 50 books. My Harsh Reality: I’ve read 10 books, AKA I’m 11 books behind schedule. This is the part of the blog post where I’m embarrassed to call myself a book blogger, English major graduate, and bookseller. My excuse: life is crazy man. In six months I … Continue reading 🥺Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag⛱

Wuthering Heights Fueled Into Pop Culture

Wuthering Heights is a hardcore classic novel. For those who don’t know, Wuthering Heights is a dark novel written in 1800s by Emily Brontë, a novel that uses darkness to tell a story of a revenge plot just because he didn’t get the girl he wanted. But why didn’t he get the girl he wanted? Well, because he was different. Heathcliff was an orphan with a dark complexion, working at a farm. Socially, he was “white trash” and for those reasons, rich people treated him like shit, including the girl that he loved, Cathy. Catherine loved him, but she cared more about her social standing  than Heathecliff.

Does that story line sound familiar? That’s because Wuthering Heights has influenced television shows, books, movies, and even poems. Here are some of the works where I have seen Wuthering Heights be a strong presence in.

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Bullet Journal Spreads and Ideas for Book Readers and Bloggers

What is a bullet journal? A literal definition of a bullet journal is a journal that uses dots rather than lines. The dots are used as a guide to create charts, and shapes. A figurative definition of a bullet journal is a journal that you customize to your own liking. Bullet journals are for the planners that hate traditional planners because truth is, everyone has … Continue reading Bullet Journal Spreads and Ideas for Book Readers and Bloggers

April’s Book Club Pick: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Page Count: 344 Genres: Suspense, Romance Themes: Love, Infatuation, Good vs. Evil, Violence and Revenge. Access The Book For Free or Buy it Book Club Agenda Every week for the month of April, I will publish book club content to enhance your reading of Wuthering Heights. Week One: Meet the CharactersWeek Two: How Wuthering Heights Influenced Pop CultureWeek Three: Let’s talk about the major themes. … Continue reading April’s Book Club Pick: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Bluest Eye | Book Review

Author: Toni Morrison

Release Date: 1970

Page count: 206

Genres: Fiction, African American Literature

Themes: Beauty, Whiteness, Seeing vs. Being Seen, Sexual abuse

My Rating:★★★★★

Where to buy this book:

I read this book as part of my book club pick for the month, and I do not regret choosing this book for the month of March. This book has everything one can hope for: wit, humor, beauty, tragedy, and imagination.

Synopsis

This book focuses on the story of Pecola during the Great Depression. Pecola is a young black girl who has an abusive father and a mother who finds comfort in her job of caring for a white home. Pecola is often mocked for her dark skin and prays for blond hair and blue eyes. In this novel, you read the story of Pecola when she was taken care by another family, learn the backstory of Pecola’s parents, and ultimately, the meaning of beauty, race, and class. 

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I Read American Dirt So That You Dont Have To |Book Review

Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publish Date: January 21, 2020
Pages: 400
Genres: Hispanic American Literature, Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Themes: On the run, family bonds, trust, money as the root of all evil
My Rating:★★☆☆☆

Where to buy this book:

You may know about this book because it’s being widespread as we speak, or because of it’s heavy criticism that it’s been receiving. In this book review, I’m going to address all the goods and bads about the book.

Now, I hardly ever read new releases. I usually wait a few weeks until a book has been reviewed and then I usually pick it up. This time around, I will say that I was well aware of this book hitting the shelves when I was researching books being published in 2020 and I immediately wanted to read it. I was interested in the book of because of how it was marketed. The promo had Stephen King blurbed saying it was, “An extraordinary piece of work, a perfect balancing act with terror on one side and love on the other.” Also, Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street said, “This book is not simply the great American novel; It’s the great novel of Las Amricas.” After reading those two comments, I was hooked. The marketing did it’s job of being interesting to read about. As a Mexican American citizen, these stories of migrants crossing to America is all my family and I talk about. But then I read this book and realized, this book relies heavily on stereotypes and does not, whatsoever reflect today’s migrant story.

Table of contents:
Page 1: Spoil free book review
Page 2: Spoiled, detailed book review
Page 3: Addressing the controversy

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February’s Book Club Pick: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

This is one of my favorite books of all time and I’m so happy to announce this months book club pick. Last month’s pick was Lolita and it was an interesting read, but many readers found it hard to connect with the text in the beginning. But this month, I wanted to choose a book that goes in theme with Valentine’s Day, but also a book that is more than just a romance book. This book talks about family dynamics, feminism, and about the theme of “money talks.” So please please please, join me this month in reading this classic.

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The Ongoing Struggle of Reading Books in A Digital Era (video)

Above is a must watch documentary by Max Joseph, the star from MTV hit series “Catfish,” where Max tackles the idea of reading in a digital era. In this documentary he travels across the world to bookstores and interviews many different people on how to read in the era. This documentary was extremely interesting and insightful. This is a must watch video for all book … Continue reading The Ongoing Struggle of Reading Books in A Digital Era (video)