Review of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a servant. Eva is a naturally gifted and imaginative storyteller who […]

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Amazon Celebrates World Book Day

Yesterday, April 23, was World Book Day.  Amazon once again joined in the celebrations by offering 9 books from around the world for the very accessible price of $0.00!!!!! Here are the offerings:   Click here to head over to Amazon for more details. The offer is running for the rest of today.   My […]

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A Book Review: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

  After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity–and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution… Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s […]

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Reblog: Latinx Heritage Month 2018, Part II: New & Upcoming Releases

Hispanic Heritage Month or Latin Heritage Month is recognised in the United States from September 15 through October 15.  During this month the importance of the Latino/Hispanic presence in North America is celebrated. One way to celebrate culture is through literature and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense has created a list of new and upcoming releases […]

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June in Books

J- José Martí’s Nuestra America (Our America) U- Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Virmontes N- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton E- Emplumada by Lorna Dee Cervantes   J Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América.”  Martí, a Cuban exile from 1881 […]

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New Book by Rebecca M. Stein

Fellow blogger and author, Rebecca M. Stein has published her new book on building peace.  Building Peace: Living and Learning for a Better World, is currently available as an eBook and will be available in paperback soon.   What kind of people do we want to be? What kind of world do we want to […]

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Tell me Something Tuesday [1]

  Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where participants discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on […]

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Spell May in Books

The month of May is almost over and I just realised I didn’t do a month in books post.   M- Mala Onda (Bad Vibes) by Alberto Fuguet A- Aunt Julia and the Script Writer by Mario Vargas Llosa Y- Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina     M For this ‘trip’ […]

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6 Children’s Books (Spanglish)

Not that these books are written in ‘Spanglish’!  These six books are written in Spanish and English or Spanish only, but I also have the English version.   I’ve been trying to teach my sons Spanish since they were born.  As little babies I’d sing nursery rhymes to them in Spanish, play games like 5 […]

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