Who Tells Our Stories – Roxanne

IMG_2259Here’s another installment of my Who Tells Our Stories photo / interview series highlighting diverse readers and the diverse stories that represent their identities! Today I’m speaking with Roxanne about diverse literature and how she connected to the book she has chosen to be photographed with.

(A FULL EXPLANATION FOR THE PHOTO SERIES IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS INTERVIEW.)

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Name: Roxanne

Book title: When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

Roxanne’s Review of When I was Puerto Rican:

 https://thenovelsanctuary.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/april-wrap-up/

Roxanne’s Social Media links: Youtube // Twitter // Instagram 


Roxanne’s Interview

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Review)

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Diverse Read: Main character with Asperger’s + a Vietnamese/Swedish love interest

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.5 STARS)

Genres: Romance, Contemporary

Summary: Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…Read More »

Who Tells Our Stories – Kav

img_9871.jpgHere’s another installment to my Who Tells Our Stories photo / interview series highlighting diverse readers and the diverse stories that represent their identities! Today I’m interviewing Kav about diverse literature and how they connected to the book they have chosen to be photographed with.

(A FULL EXPLANATION FOR THE PHOTO SERIES IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS INTERVIEW.)

Click here to see all the Who Tells Our Stories interviews!

 


Name: Kav

Book title: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Kav’s Review of More Happy Than Nothttps://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1905302621?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 

Kav’s Social Media links: Youtube // Twitter // Instagram // Goodreads


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Who Tells Our Stories – Alexandra

56F29A0E-862F-4E6A-9D2C-895212AAB750.jpegHere’s another installment to my Who Tells Our Stories photo / interview series highlighting diverse readers and the diverse stories that represent their identities! Today I’m interviewing Alexandra about diverse literature and how she connected to the book she has chosen to be photographed with.

(A FULL EXPLANATION FOR THE PHOTO SERIES IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS INTERVIEW.)

Click here to see all the Who Tells Our Stories interviews!


Name: Alexandra

Book title: American Panda by Gloria Chao 

Social Media links: Instagram // Youtube //  Twitter // Goodreads // Tumblr 


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Favorite New York City Locations

Percy KleinIt’s easy to lose yourself in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The building is enormous and houses an endless amount of art from various times in history and different cultures, as well. Each time I visit the museum, I find something new to see and can never seem to run out of exhibits to explore. It’s a peaceful museum. Everyone’s voices are hushed as if not to disturb the art around us. Eyes are filled with awe at the sight of ancient relics, and languages from all around the world flow around you as you wander each room. 

This museum is a worldwide phenomenon that I believe everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It has something for everyone: Roman statues, ancient Egyptian sarcophaguses, modern paintings, Van Gogh pieces, and Samurai armor. Each collection is awe-inspiring and is sure to leave you struck by all the history that is placed in one building in NYC.

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Food and Fiction: Simon Vs. the Oreo Cake

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda | Chocolate Oreo Cake

In Becky Albertalli’s novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the main character Simon is obsessed with Oreos. It is his favorite snack and he loves to talk about them with his crush, Blue. So when I decided to make an Oreo Cake, I had to relate it back to this heartwarming novel. Read More »

Favorite Villain Quotes

IMG_8001.PNGIf you know me, you know that I adore villains. I love how cunning they are, and I love learning about what pushes them over the edge enough to turn their back to the world and cause chaos. Villains are always the most complex characters in a storyline, so in honor of their cryptic motivations, I wanted to share my favorite lines said by some of my favorite villains. 

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