My Goodreads Bookshelf!

This Is How You Lose Her
And the Mountains Echoed
Backseat Saints
The Valley of Amazement
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors
The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life
Julie of the Wolves
Signs & Wonders
From Clueless to Class Act: Manners for the Modern Woman
Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir
Teacher Man
The Bridges of Madison County
Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda
Shadow Tag
Paul Strand: Masters of Photography Series
Fat Chance
Giving up America
The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action

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Reading in Spanglish

Sep 2011

First Post!

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Welcome! This blog is dedicated to Latino writers! I am passionate about writing, and especially works written by Latinos. I have been a life-long avid reader, but it wasn’t until I was about 14 that I realized that books existed that are written in a voice similar to my own. Even though there are many acclaimed Hispanic authors, I still believe that we need more work by Hispanics and that the literature as a whole is under-recognized, as authors Sandra Cisneros and David Rice discussed earlier this year on NPR.

Why am I blogging? Well, for a long time, I have been writing in either the legal profession or academically. I hope that blogging will help me break out of those styles. Second, people who love to read and write, love to read and write about reading and writing! But most importantly, I want to shine a light on works by Hispanics in all media. So, my goal is to read as many works by Hispanic writers as I can, and to blog about it here. And I’m sure I’ll have some related topics to write about, too.

If you are interested in Latino literature, or have any suggestions or comments, please contact me!

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