I’m trying to catch up on all of my reviews and I will do it, I swear! And yes, this review is of another Sandra Cisneros book. I finished reading “Woman Hollering Creek” before I went to her signing way back in April. I still think about this book every now and then because in these stories is a sense of hope.
Festivals and events are a must in the summer. Here in Chicago, you have your food fests, art fests, and music fests, but the best of these festivals (to me anyway) are the book and literary events. This past weekend, I attended two such events: Printers Row Lit Fest and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).
This is the first installment of a series of posts I’m calling “From the Favorites Shelf.” In these posts, I will be writing about the books from my favorites shelf on Goodreads, and I will be sharing a couple of reasons why each book has a place on that shelf. The first book is Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”
I feel horrible for not posting as much as I would like. But, unfortunately, things come up that prevent me from dedicating as much time to this blog. As I said in my last post, I’m working on another writing project, which I hope works out. Work also takes up a lot of my time. I’m in one of those weird stretches of time where balancing every minute is essential, but I’m getting it done.
I didn’t consider myself a feminist until my last two years in college. It’s not that I was afraid of being seen as a overbearing, opinionated, man-hating woman. In all honesty, I just didn’t get feminism. I didn’t see how feminism benefited me. The feminist ideals that were presented to me before those last two years in college were always in connection with white, middle class women, which I am not.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s first published short story collection and it wins the Pulitzer? Intimidation. That is all I was feeling before reading this book. I was intimidated, but intrigued, and not at all let down by this book.
The more I blog about books, the more I discover about the online book community. I’ve always loved books and it’s so fulfilling to see other people share in that same love. Blogs seemed like the obvious way to share my love of books, but I’ve recently discovered and joined the book community on Instagram.