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Goodbye 2016: A Wrap Up

Here we are, at the end of 2016. For many this has been a hard year, experiencing one tragedy after the next. 2016 exposed a lot of what we intellectually knew about the United States and the culture here, but in real ways we have not necessarily seen. 2016 brought systemic oppression out from the … Continue reading

Top 25 Board Games 2016 Edition Part 2

We are back with my top 25 games as of 2016! This was extremely challenging to put together because of all the fantastic games that exist. So how exactly do I go about creating these lists? I get a list of all the games I have played, rated over a 7 out of 10. I … Continue reading

Top 10 Books Read in 2016

Let’s talk about book! I read over 70 books this year and I read some really good ones. Stories that engaged me, stories that evoked emotions, stories I could not put down until I finished. I went through all the books I read and I picked out 12 I knew I had to feature. All … Continue reading

Top 25 Board Games: 2016 Edition Part 1

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about all the board and cards games I have played and which ones are my favorites. While I played a lot of new games this year, there does not seem to be that many changes in my top 25 games. This is part one of a … Continue reading

Book Review: Black Bread White Beer by Niven Govinden

Amal and Claud are married. They live in London and have a fantastic relationship and life. Together, they decide to have a child, but twenty-one days into the pregnancy, Claud has a miscarriage. The story begins here as Amal drives to the hospital to pick up Claud in order to drive to Claud’s parent’s house … Continue reading

Board Game Review: Oceanos

IĀ received a review copy of Oceanos in exchange for an open and honest review. I love the idea of underwater adventures. Having your owning submarine, exploring the depths of the oceans, seeing underwater wildlife, and of course collecting treasure. Oceanos, a new game by designer Antoine Bauza and published by IELLO Games, puts players as … Continue reading

Book Review: A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. TW: suicide ideation, depression, depictions of mental illness treatment centers A Bitter Pill to Swallow by Tiffany Gholar is a young adult novel set in Chicago. The story follows multiple characters in story lines that intertwine as the novel … Continue reading

Board Games and Hawaii

My event for Hawaiian #OwnVoices finished up at the end of November, but I still have some posts I wanted to share about Hawaii. This time it’s about board games! Thank you for reading along!! It may be odd to think about board games and its relationship to Hawaii and Native Hawaiian peoples. You may … Continue reading

Book Review: The Story of Maha by Sumayya Lee

I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for anĀ open and honest review. When I first started blogging about books, I had a small understanding of what diverse literature and stories were. I thought mostly about diverse authors from the United States and less about global perspectives. I also failed to acknowledge the … Continue reading

Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices Wrap Up

Wow, the month of November flew by super fast! This was my first attempt of hosting a blogging event and I learned a ton and had a fantastic time reading and signal boosting Native Hawaiian authors. Below, I have outlined all the posts featured this month with a 2-3 sentence description. Please check them out … Continue reading

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