One of the themes/topics of nearly every Hispanic/Latine based or centered media in the United States is always immigration. It is understandable, of course. Immigration is one of the key features of the United States Hispanic/Latine experience and background as … Continue reading Review: Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl’s Mission
Last Thursday marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a month of acknowleding and celebrating the contributions of Hispanic/Latin/Latine people and cultures to the history and overall fabric of the United States of America. So, first off, wish to acknowledge … Continue reading Review: Calling For A Blanket Dance
So, this has been making the rounds… Now, I’m not going to link back to or state who the person who posted because it ultimately doesn’t matter. What is interesting and worth some inspection is the reaction, both positive and … Continue reading What Media Teaches
I really wanted to like this book. As someone still trying to fully accept and define their own sexuality, the concept of this book spoke to me. The actual execution left a lot to be desired however. Part memoir, part … Continue reading Review: Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants too Much
Watched the new teen, supernatural drama starring a lesbian couple on Netflix this past weekend. I will be perfectly honest. First Kill is not a good show. It is a campy, teen drama based on a short story by V.E. … Continue reading Unfair & Unequal Standards
As per my last post, I am a fan of the Mystery genre. However, there have been some changes and new aspects of the genre that have lessened my enthusiasm for these stories in the last few years. So, whenever … Continue reading Review: The Word Is Murder
As a child, I loved reading mystery stories. Even with simple books intended for children, like GooseBumps, I was more interested and engaged in the novels that included a mystery element. Along with mystery books, I also watched shows like … Continue reading What Happened to the Mystery Genre?
You ever read a book that completely engrosses you and utterly pisses you off at the same time? Pandemic, Inc. Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick is the latest book to earn that platitude. … Continue reading Review: Pandemic, Inc.
Adaptations are always a difficult thing to undertake. There is the group that wants a direct, faithful interpretation of their beloved original work. Then there is the group that wants a new, grand vision for the masses. Of course, there … Continue reading Review: The Green Knight (2021)
For some reason, outside of books or essays concerning real world/life problems like finance, health, psychology, history, etc., I find myself gravitating toward mostly Young Adult literature and books for my fiction stories. Now, obviously there are several great stories … Continue reading Review: Seven Dirty Secrets