Things Are Happening! (And so many books)

It’s been a busy, crazy week, but many good things have happened. In the realm of popular culture, there’s going to be a Veronica Mars movie and a Clarissa Explains It All novel called Things I Can’t Explain. Veronica Mars is one of my favorite TV shows as an adult and Clarissa was one of my … Continue reading

Junot Diaz on Colbert Report for Freedom University

Great interview with Junot Diaz, author of Drown (on my comps list, woo!), The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This is How You Lose Her. Access to education is not just an international issue, there are people fighting the fight here in the U.S. as well.

Visiting the Unsinkable Molly Brown House

Last Saturday, when I was in Colorado visiting Julio, I got to visit the Molly Brown House at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver. When I was little, I watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown innumerable times. At two, I knew the chorus to “Belly Up to the Bar Boys.” Dad was so proud. My first babydoll … Continue reading

Term Papers! Swiper No Swiping

So, it’s that time of year when I disappear into a giant stack of books and journal articles. I had to buy a new bookcase because I got tired of hurting my toes and shins on milk crates and stacks.  Currently I am writing one term paper on the portrayal of girlhood on the border … Continue reading