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A Q&A with Claudie Arseneault, author of City of Strife

If you all have been following my blog, you know that City of Strife was one of my favorite books I read in 2016 (read my review here). I read an advanced copy and now at the end of this month, the book will finally be released! City of Strife is the first book in … Continue reading

The Secret Behind My Ratings

Today I will share with you all my thought process behind reviewing board games and books. Specifically, I want to share the how I approach reviewing and why I have selected this method. When I read other people’s reviews, I find a variety of different ways folks structure their reviews and rate or recommend them … Continue reading

Blog Goals: 2017

As we enter 2017, I was thinking about what I want to do with my blog this year. Below I have outlined some goals and some challenges I will be doing this year! Check out the challenges page! Diversity Bingo I will be participating in Diversity Bingo for 2017. The goal is to read a … 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

Guest Post ~ Book Review: Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline McGregor

I want to thank Wendy from What the Log Had to Say for participating in my event and writing a fantastic review. Please take the time to check out Wendy’s other reviews and posts! I was so very excited when I saw that Brendon was doing a month-long focus on native Hawaiians to celebrate Indigenous … Continue reading

A Q&A with Kristiana Kahakauwila, author of This is Paradise: Stories

I reviewed This is Paradise: Stories as a part of my Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices event for the month of November. It was such an immersive collection of short stories, focusing on the real Hawai’i, the tensions between tourists and locals, and authentic self. If you have not read my review yet, please go back and … Continue reading

Book Review: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

This is Paradise is a short story collection written by Kristiana Kahakauwila, a hapa author of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), German and Norwegian extract. In efforts to set up this blogging event, a person contacted me through my blog with the recommendation I reach out to and possibly feature Kristiana during this month. I immediately went to Goodreads to … Continue reading

Guest Post: “Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices:” The Non-fiction Edition

A huge thank you to Bina from If You Can Read This for supporting my efforts this month and for researching and writing this wonderful post. You can find the original post on her blog here. It’s November 9th. Perhaps you don’t know, but on November 9th 1938, Nazis launched the Kristallnacht. Never forget! Today Neonazis … Continue reading

Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices

In the United States, November is Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month / Native American Heritage Month. Although we should be celebrating and honoring all Indigenous Peoples and First Nations year round, this month in particular is an intentional focus on standing with these communities and help to lift Indigenous Peoples voices and experiences. This month on … Continue reading

Book Review: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

This is one of my picks for #DiverseDetectives. #DiverseDectectives is an book blogging event through the month of October hosted by  @siliconphospho and @Bina_ReadThis. Through this month I am committed to read two mystery / detective novels featuring detectives of color and posting at least one review. Devil in a Blue Dress is my first pick … Continue reading

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