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Reading Outside, Finally

kB1j5y68E5De55Zd4_P4y8G8l5ecx6IvI1Plbc0rQnUIt has been raining on and off this week in Chicago, but these April showers are a reminder that the weather will be warming up soon. In a couple of days (hopefully) we will be able to enjoy being outside, not worrying about bundling up with endless layers. While everyone is outside running, riding bikes, or doing other athletic activities, I will most likely be spending my time reading outside, stopping every once in a while to notice the natural elements around me.
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“Caramelo,” Where Have You Been All My Life?


I’m ashamed to say it, but in my high school days, I thought the only “good” books were written by white male writers. My view of what a “good” book is has changed drastically since then, but at the time, most of what I read for class was written by a white male, so that’s what was ingrained into my reading habits. I had no exposure to any other literature, and I was too naive to seek for more diverse writers on my own. I deeply regret it and even more so after having read Sandra Cisneros’ “Caramelo.”

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Train Reading


They said I would never find a job with an English degree, yet here I am working 40 hours a week. I started my current job less than a week after I graduated from college last year and it’s been tough. I am exhausted by the end of the day and my eyes tire very easily after staring at the computer screen the whole day. This makes it very difficult to come home and relax with a book on some days.

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