“I was a collection of hyphens and bilingual words, always caught in between (…) Never quite right or enought for either”
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Rosa Santos is cursed by the seaat least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursedcaught between cultures and choices, between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. She’s constantly caught between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collidesliterallywith Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?
Continue reading “Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno”
These two romance authors have a new book out! Goalie Interference, from their fantastic series about hockey players, Hat Trick. I reviewed it some time ago (you can read it here) and now you can read the book yourselves! But while you wait to get the book here’s a quick Q&A to get to know them both a bit better
Continue reading “Q&A with Piper Vaughn & Avon Gale +Teaser!”
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Books On My Fall 2019 TBR
Continue reading “TTT·Falling on my TBR”
Last week I read Don’t Date Rosa Santos and I have opinions
Diaspora: The dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland.
— Oxford Dictionary
Continue reading “On Rosa Santos and growing up diaspora”
Friday reads was invented by The Candid cover, It’s a book meme that mixes two already existing:
- Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
- The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
My Current read
**I’m reading this on audiobook so the quotes are as accurate as I can make them
This bbook is SO GOOD though. I can’t stop reading it, it’s super cute and hard hitting at the same time. Rosa has to deal with a feeling of disconect with her cuban roots while planning a festival to save her town, falling in love witth a cute guy with a boat and deciding where to go to college.
Continue reading “FR·Don’t Date Rosa Santos”
What Are You Reading Wednesday was created by Rhianna, Marissa, and Kendall.
The idea is to create a space for book lovers to share, discuss, and recommend the books they are currently reading and loving. All you have to do is answer the questions about your current read and then head over to one of the host’s sites to link up your post! Have fun and don’t forget to check out everyone’s posts as well!
MY CURRENT READ
I’m actually listening to the audiobook, which you can also listen to if you have a Spotify account!
1. Why did you decide to pick up this book–cover or content?
Cover and Author. As you may or may not know, this month I’m taking part in the Latinxathon in honor of Latinx Heritage Month and I’ve been seeing this book on my twitter feed for so long that this was the first to pop into my mind when crafting a TBR. I actually didn’t know what it was about until I started reading/listening
2. Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
Is it too cliché to say Rosa? She is just so sunny and ultra-organized and kind that I love her
3. Will you finish this one?
A thousand times YES and there’s a high probability that I’ll reread it soon as well, it’s just that good
4. This book reminds me of…
My own experience growing up latina in another country, trying to find a sense of identity and being a teenager
5. What type of read is this one? (Slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)
Cannot put it down. I’ll most likely finish it by the end of this week so you’ll get a review either next monday or the following
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s question:.
Have you ever read a library book you loved SO much, you just HAD to own it, so you bought a copy for yourself after returning the library book you had already finished?
This question is similar to the other week’s TTT so just refer to that post and you’ll have not one but ten answers
This week I hopped to:
Sohinee @PoesyInChrysalis shares 8 habits that will change your reading life and help you read faster! something really useful for those of us that have giant TBRs and too little reading time…
send help I especially liked the positive way they frame their advice!
Then Marie @DrizzleAndHurricaneBooks made a post recc’ing books based on your favorite TV shows, so if your season is already over head over to their blog and pick up a similar YA book!
AND if you are like me and have almost no money then Shealea @ShutUpShealea has the post for you with quick kindle steals, kindle books that are 2.99$ or less all some kind of diverse read! I love these kinds of posts and I recommend that you follow for more updates
It’s Latinx Heritage Month in the US and since they are our
evil orverlords upstairs neighbors I decided to join the Latinx Book Bingo and try to read as many lovely latinx authors as I can possibly fit into my TBR! (they are a lot)
It starts today so I’m invinting all of you to join in with this board::
A lot fo blogger way better prepared than me have made posts recc’ing amazing books for this challenge, like:
Sofia from Bookish Wanderers has 100 books to fit into just one month that fit the bingo one way or another (or if you are simply looking for 100 books to add to your TBR)
Cande from Latinx Magic has specifially chosen one book for each square, her recs are always wonderful and she even made a series reccing latinx authors for specific tropes: Con Amor
Latinxathon is hosted by Jocelyn @ yogi with a book, Andrea @ bookramble, Priscilla @ BookieCharm and Yvette @ BookCave.
The dates are from September 15th to September 24th and there are five prompts;
- VOICES: A book by an Indigenous or Afro-Latinx author
- LATINIDAD: A book by an intersectional Latinx author
- ROOTS: A translated book or a book featuring more than one language
- HERITAGE: A book by an author from a non-Spanish speaking Latin American country or heritage
- LATINXLITTAKEOVER: Group book
You can follow them on twitter
I don’t know how many of you are active on book twitter but earlier this week a company called ChexMix, posted this distressing picture:
And everyone freaked the fuck out, like we haven’t been joking that we use literally anything but bookmarks all the time.
I found it extremely funny and retweeted it but the public outcry (obviously nothing serious but still) made me think of all the stupid shit I’ve put between pages just so I could keep reading later.
And thus, this post was born: shit I’ve used instead of the cute artistic bookmarks I actually own ft. The Gilded Wolves Continue reading “Weirdest things I’ve used as bookmarks”
Just because you experience some sort of oppression doesn’t give you the right to talk about others’
A “hot take” brought to you by my current read but it’s actually a thing I’ve seen a lot and this isn’t specifically about this book. It just inspired me to finally write the post-
I’m reading a cute romance YA where one of the main characters is latino, as far as I’ve been able to research the author is not. This isn’t an issue on itself, I love that more people are including latinx characters in their stories and making us more visible and all that. The problem comes when such people take it upon themselves to discuss intra-community issues as if they understand shit.
Continue reading “Sometimes it’s better to shut up”