Literacy Lunacy: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

I usually don’t like historical fiction, so when I cam across Life Before, I was hesitant to read it. Looking over the synopsis, I decided to go against my doubt. The genre may not be my first pick, but K.L. Romo’s unique interlacing of history, reincarnation, and prostitution is well done. I feel this has opened my mind up to a new genre—in books and life. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: K.L. Romo’s Life Before

A Bit of Thanks

Manners are important. They define you are as a person. It drives me crazy when someone can’t manage a please or thank you. Too often, it’s people who believed their entitled who don’t say so. Whether that’s simply them or a failure on their upbringing, I don’t know. What I do know is if you need something, you don’t demand. You ask and add a … Continue reading A Bit of Thanks

What’s A Little Mess?

Cleaning and organizing was my thing since I was a kid and well into my early twenties. Every thing was vacuumed, wiped down, and dusted frequently. Then I became a mom and all of it seemed pointless. At first, it was okay. My son couldn’t move far on his own yet and I was able to maintain everything as usual. Then he learned to crawl. … Continue reading What’s A Little Mess?

That’s So Fetch

It should be a crime that I didn’t know Mean Girls was based on a book until years later. It’s a self-help called Queen Bees and Wannabees. I haven’t read it and I don’t know if I ever will, but at least the movie is super dope. It is a cult classic, after all. I can’t remember the first time watching Mean Girls, but I … Continue reading That’s So Fetch

The Beauty of Magic

Oh, sweet, J.K. Rowling. Thank you for the gift that is Harry Potter. It has birth so much joy since its creation. The best one being the fan-fiction dedicated to the series. While I respect the events written in the books by Rowling are canon, I refuse to accept them. This can get scary, so I won’t go too into it, but Hermione ad Draco … Continue reading The Beauty of Magic

Literacy Lunacy: Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes

After finishing Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist, it’s needless to say, I became a fan of his work. Or, at least, his way of thinking and viewing the world and life. Since he’s written a decent collection of books, I decided to try out another one. Once I finished the last page of Eleven Minutes, I can (and do) confidently say Paolo Coelho brings a universal … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes

Such A Trend Setter

At fourteen, I had to be a rebel. It was eighth grade and my birthday was coming up, so naturally, I asked to get my nose pierced. I don’t know what was going on in the universe, but my mom actually agreed. And that’s how I became the first chica in eighth grade to have my nose pierced. Looking back, it makes me laugh at … Continue reading Such A Trend Setter

A Bit of Gusto

These last few weeks, I’ve reflected on my life so far. As expected, there were downs along with the ups. Luckily, the bad doesn’t outweigh the good. And that’s how everyone should look at life. I graduated from high school, married my sweet heart, worked in a place of books, relearned what my true passion is, created a beautiful little family, and so on. None … Continue reading A Bit of Gusto

Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

I must have been eleven years old when I read this book and I was surprised to find I still own it. I remember getting it from the Scholastic book fair and wanting desperately to read it. It took me a while because I had to put it down in order to read others things in hopes to lighten the mood. The story of Esperanza’s … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising

Literacy Lunacy: Ally Condie’s Matched

You know you’re not suppose to judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what I did this time around. Ally Condie’s novel, Matched, stood out like a diamond among ricks and I doubt you can blame me. I mean have you seen the art for the book? It’s friggin’ gorgeous! And I can’t necessarily say I was dissing with the contents either. Living … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Ally Condie’s Matched