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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

Book Review: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an one and honest review. Before reading my review of God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems, please read these fantastic #OwnVoices reviews of the book: Saadia’s review Ruzaika’s review Please let me know of other #OwnVoices reviews I can link up! God Smites and … Continue reading

Board Game Review: They Who Were 8 + Giveaway!

At the Spiel Fair in Essen, Germany this past year, there were multiple instances of stolen cash boxes from board game companies. One of these companies was LudiCreations who had almost all of their money stolen on the second to last day of the fair. This is particularly devastating to small, indie board game companies … Continue reading

Book Review: The Voices of Martyrs by Maurice Broaddus

I received an ARC e-copy of this book in exchange for an open and honest review. The title of Maurice Broaddus’ collection of short stories and brief description hooked me immediately. The idea that each story carries a voice of a martyr, an important voice that was silenced by those in power, was very intriguing to … Continue reading

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