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Book Review: Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time edited by Hope Nicholson

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review. Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time is a collection of Indigenous LGBT Science Fiction (mostly) #ownvoices short stories edited by Hope Nicholson and published by Bedside Press. I usually find it a difficult task to accurately review a collection … Continue reading

Poetry Review: Winter Garden by Pablo Neruda

This is a Latinx Heritage Month Feature Book. This collection of poetry was one of the eight unpublished manuscripts found in Pablo Neruda’s home after he passed away in 1973. I have mixed feelings about manuscripts published posthumously. Were we (the public) ever suppose to see these writings? Were these writings so private Neruda never planned … Continue reading

Essen Spiel 2016 Preview

The Spiel ’16 in Essen, Germany is coming up in a couple of weeks. This is one of, if not the largest, board game consumer conventions in the world. Many anticipated games announced throughout the year are released at The Spiel every year and I have curated a list of my most anticipated games. I … Continue reading

Including New Meeples #1: Password

When I was growing up, my family loved to play Password. First published in 1962, this classic word association game remains in print today. What my family enjoyed about Password was the challenge of finding a one word clue in order to get others to guess the (pass)word. This is not only a clever minimalist … Continue reading

Book Review: Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera

This is a Latinx Heritage Month Feature Book. Very rarely do I get blown away completely by a book. There are books I really enjoy for many different reasons. However, only once in a while do I deem a book one of my favorites of all time. Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri … Continue reading

The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

Thank you to Zaheerah Khalik for the wonderful creation of this tag! Rules: Link back to Zaheerah’s blog is appreciated but optional. Feel free to use Zaheerah’s graphics. Tag people, don’t tag people, whatever. Just have fun. Ready, get set, Bake! (or tag) My partner and I watch different cooking shows on occasion. I tend to … Continue reading

Yellow by Frank Wu: A Snapshot

I have read Yellow over the course of the past year. I did not read it consistently, but mainly used it to talk with students I work with and to provide them excerpts I thought might be useful in their own identity development. Last month, I decided to pick it back up, reread a couple … Continue reading

5 Three Player Only Games

We hear a lot about two-player only games, but less about three player only games. Many folks with three players at their game night choose a 2-4 player game to satisfy the player count. However, I have found three player only games really hit the spot because they were designed specifically with three players in … Continue reading

Comic Book Review: Sun Dragon’s Song #1 by Joyce Chng and Kim Miranda

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this comic in exchange for my open and honest review. I am terrible with keeping up with comic issues and that is one of the main reasons why I wait for entire collections /  omnibuses release. Then I can read an entire story arc in one book without … Continue reading

Waka Tanka: A Response to Bruno Faidutti

I wrote a post last month about appropriation and amalgamation of indigenous cultures to use as board game themes. A short while after, I saw a new game, being brought to the United States by Cool Mini or Not, designed by Bruno Faidutti, Waka Tanka. This is a small bluffing card game with some sort … Continue reading

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