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Charlene Ross | Author Interview

Sept. 20, 2018

Charlene Ross is an author hailing from Southern California. Wife and mother of two, she works hard to spill her imagination onto paper (or screen). Her novel, Another Shot at Love, allows readers to take a look into Laney Delaney's (yes, that is her name) rollercoaster-like life. I received Another Shot at Love through LibraryThing and her publisher, Velvet Morning Press. I was truly smitten with the book. I was lucky to have the chance ...

From Lukov With Love | Mariana Zapata

Sept. 16, 2018

Some people are persistent. Jasmine Santos was literally born persistent, coming out of the womb feet first. From Lukov With Love, one of many Mariana Zapata's novels, features Jasmine, a headstrong figure skater who seemed close to retirement, and Ivan Lukov, a world-class pairs skater.

This book can be described as a slow burn, in contrast to a "love at first sight" type of book. A bit of an extremely, extxremely long slow burn. ...

Book vs Movie: Who Did It Better?

Sept. 11, 2018

As the summer has come and gone quickly, August had been packed with book-to-movie adaptions. Hollywood productions of Crazy Rich Asians and The Darkest Minds were joined by smaller screen productions, like To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Of course those three movies are not the end of film adaptions for August, but they are three popular ones. The burning question whenever these adaptions come out are: which is better: book or movie?

Asian-Americans on Olympic Ice

March 18, 2018

If you have been living under the rock for the past weeks, all you’ve probably seen is darkness. If you haven’t, then you might have known that a small competition called the Winter Olympics closed up about a month ago! It took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It officially started on Friday, February 8, 2018, but the team figure skating event began one day before on Thursday, February 7, 2018.

Speaking of figure skating, ...

All The Bright Places | Jennifer Niven

Feb. 14, 2018

Do you have that one place where you know you’ll find light and happiness, no matter what happened or what will happen? In All The Bright Places, protagonist Finch found his bright place in Violet.

All the Bright Places is a young adult novel written by Jennifer Niven. Published in January of 2015, Niven’s book has garnered critical acclaim, such as being a New York Times bestseller as well as being the recipient of ...