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5 Articles I’m Reading

Check out this great interview with Elaine Castillo over at Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Did you know that Jane Austen is often cited in court?

Jane Austen and mansplaining. Need I say more?

LitHub ranked the best 90s Shakespeare screen adaptations and I have to say, they’re pretty spot on!

The New York Review of Books has a great article on Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rico’s greatest poet. Admittedly, I’d never heard of her before, but I really like her work!

4 Shows/Movies I’m Watching


L.A. Confidential

Mission: Impossible II


3 New to Me Books

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

2 Books I’m Currently Reading

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

1 Quote

“After, when the sea will curl violently

They will say: “it is the fatal conscience of that girl,

She had many sins because she always lived in verse

And what you do on earth, on earth you pay for.”

-from “After,” by Julia de Burgos

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