//
archives

blogging

This category contains 74 posts

May 2017 Giveaway

Hello all! This month, I was perusing some used book sales and happened across a couple I already owned or read but think other folks should have the chance. I am giving them away as a bundle at the end of this month! What are the books you ask? Push by Sapphire  This book is hard. … Continue reading

Book Review: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

‘Ho ho,’ says the Keeper of the Beat. When I set to embark on this journey in the beginning of April, I had no idea where this story would take me. I have read a handful a Murakami novels and I was familiar with his abstract, explicit, and almost dream-like way of presenting his stories. … Continue reading

A Dualistic Approach to Pluralism

Last night, I attended a keynote address by a noted professor of history. This professor is an expert in African-American, Black, and African history and as an AfroLatina woman, brings personal experiences and perspectives to her teaching and to her addresses. The theme of this professor’s keynote was “What do you do with the mess … Continue reading

Book Review: Shadowshaper + Ghost Girl in the Corner by Daniel José Older

I saw a bunch of hype about Shadowshaper online and when I randomly saw it in my local public library, I knew I had to check it out. Shadowshaper follows Sierra, a young artist plunged into the world of, well… shadow shaping because of her family lineage. My favorite aspect of this world is the … Continue reading

What’s on the Shelf #2

The second installment of What’s on the Shelf! This part of my board game shelf is the bottom right corner. This is where I keep most of my medium box games and a good amount of my games that can play 5+ players. While I may not always look at the bottom shelf, these games … Continue reading

Book Review: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

What would you do for fam? American Street is the #OwnVoices debut novel by Ibi Zaboi and it packs a punch. This is not a happy story; however, it was very powerful and before I get to my thoughts, I want to recommend this as a solid read with the following warnings. TW: drugs, domestic … Continue reading

Am I Half Privileged?

Originally post here: https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/am-i-half-privileged As a note, I changed some of the wording to better reflect my understanding currently. I identify as multiracial. I grew up when our country was still trying to understanding what multiracial meant. I grew up when our country forced me to choose a homogeneous racial identity on governmental forms and standardized … Continue reading

Where is all the Fun?

Playing board games, reading books, and writing on my blog are my hobbies. In essence, if I am not working, I am usually doing one of those three things. They provide me with time to relax, destress, and interact with my friends and family. I have fun in all three of my hobbies. Because of … Continue reading

What’s on the Shelf #1

I have decided to show you all what board games are on my shelf and why I have kept them so far. I hope you enjoy this series going through my game collection! We will start with the top right corner of my board game shelf and work our way down. Happy Salmon This game … Continue reading

Representation and Appropriation | Board Games

For the past week, I have been thinking about a tough question about representation in all forms of media – TV, movies, books, and in particular board games. This mainly stems from the idea of the #ownvoices movement in literature. This means that an author is writing characters from their own experience. So for example, … Continue reading

Books I am Currently Reading

Follow me on Twitter