Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories explores life of women on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. Although mostly written in English, this short story collection does include bits and pieces of Spanish sprinkled throughout, which I really enjoyed as someone studying Spanish in college. It's always fun to see how quickly your mind can go … Continue reading WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK by Sandra Cisneros | Review
Today I'm taking a look back on the 2016 resolutions I made last January to see what progress I made on these goals. I honestly haven't looked at these resolutions since I first made them, so this will be as much of a surprise for you as it will be for me! 1. Read at … Continue reading 2016: How Did I Do?
In a New York Times book review, William Kennedy once wrote that "One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race." After reading Gregory Rabassa's English translation of this classic Spanish novel by Gabriel García Márquez, I have to say that I … Continue reading ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel García Márquez | Review
George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm has been on my reading radar for quite some time. After reading the unsettling 1984 a few years ago and his collection of essays titled Why I Write more recently, I've been meaning to tick Animal Farm off of my list as well. As is often the case, this impressive novel has left me with one question: … Continue reading ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell | Review
It's that bittersweet time of August once again: the end of summer. This weekend I move into my college dorm room to begin my sophomore year at Wheaton College (MA), and I couldn't be more excited. However, that also means that I have to say goodbye to an incredible summer filled with friends, family, … Continue reading How Did I Do? | Bookish Goals for Summer 2016
Even though my summer break from college technically began about a month ago, I'm just starting to feel like it's actually summer. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is starting to shine on a regular basis, and other students are finally having their last days of school for the year. I have a little … Continue reading Bookish Goals for Summer 2016
Recently I had the opportunity to spend the night at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. As part of their overnight program for admitted students, I was able to stay overnight on campus with a student host and then attend a class the next morning. I was pretty nervous beforehand because I had never been to … Continue reading I Spent a Night at College for the First Time… and Survived!!
For all of you in the United States, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm really excited about the books I have to show you today, because they're Spanish translations! I've been taking Spanish classes for the past five years in school, but I'm by no means fluent. I read a Spanish translation of … Continue reading more books: ¡en español!