Growing up as the child of immigrants, I have always had a level of bilingualism simply from the necessity of having to perform well in the American public school system and wanting to communicate with my parents and extended family. … Continue reading Language and True Understanding
One of my favorite weeks of the year was Scholastic Book Fair week at school. The teachers and staff enjoyed an hour or so of free time from lessons, and the students, mostly, liked not having to be in a … Continue reading Dream Profession
I cannot recall the exact moment I read Good Omens, but I do recall falling in love with the book. There was just something about the world building and character development and humor and, for lack of a better term, … Continue reading Favorite Authors
This is probably the first prompt (that I am actually attempting) that I am struggling with how to relate back to media analysis and appreciation. So, it took awhile, but I think I may have found a way… I am … Continue reading Favorite Food…?
I have moved a few times in my lifetime. The usual reasons (school, work, etc.) are to blame for these movements and with each shift I, like most people, have gone through various kitchen items, clothing, furniture, and so on. … Continue reading Scent of a Book
Unsurprisingly, books and stories have been a constant in my life. They were a means of escape and adventure and knowledge, and to a child who was told and instructed in strict, specific beliefs, this miracle of change and wonder … Continue reading Right Book at Right Time
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is a novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the author more well known for her breakout hit Mexican Gothic. Like Mexican Gothic, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is a different take and perspective on established literary tropes … Continue reading Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
Well, the favorite holiday of candy enthusiasts, costume lovers, party attenders, and anyone who loves an excuse to dress up as their favorite pop culture icon without issue or question is upon us. Frankly, with how the last few years … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I do not know if it is because of the holiday of Halloween, the change in temperature and atmosphere with the shift to Fall/Autumn, or some other factor, but this time of year tends to have many ongoing events in … Continue reading Communal Experience from Art
It is odd to attempt to describe a book that I think should be read but could not recommend to most people. Like, it is a well written and thoroughly researched text, yet the presentation of information and narrative is … Continue reading Review: At Home with the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life