Do you ever recall stories about cute little kids wanting to make a difference for the less fortunate? Well this short story is a take on that. A short story retelling of Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol.” Written by Louisa May Alcott, writer of Little Women, she wrote moral short stories as a way to generate more income, but also developed themes that she … Continue reading A Christmas Dream, and How It Came True: Short Story Review
Fall is here! My favorite time of the year. The only season where the cool breeze is brushing against your face because you are covered in head toe with your favorite sweater, a hot cup of coffee in one hand (a pumpkin spice late perhaps), long skinny jeans, and your favorite cozy shoes. I was going to say ugg boots, but it’s hard to know … Continue reading My Fall 2022 Book Recommendations
Release Date: December 7th, 2021 Page Count: 211 My rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis A collection of poems based on the themes of moving on, unity, and the pandemic. Her poems use her unique style of separating the words, sentences, and creating images with words. Thoughts + Reactions Most of theses poems are really good! What I like most about this book is that it’s not basic poetry … Continue reading Call Us What We Carry: A Must Read
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️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
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 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.Continue reading “Wuthering Heights Fueled Into Pop Culture”
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
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
Author: Toni Morrison
Release Date: 1970
Page count: 206
Genres: Fiction, African American Literature
Themes: Beauty, Whiteness, Seeing vs. Being Seen, Sexual abuse
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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.
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.Continue reading “The Bluest Eye | Book Review”
Author: Jeanine Cummins
Publish Date: January 21, 2020
Genres: Hispanic American Literature, Thriller, Psychological Thriller
Themes: On the run, family bonds, trust, money as the root of all evil
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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