Hue’s Reviews: The Hate U Give

Sixteen year-old Starr Carter wears a mask daily: one in her poor, black neighborhood and one in the rich and predominately white neighborhood where she attends an elite school. But, for unbeknownst to those around her, masks tire and tighten with each passing day. The balance between managing the tightness and fatigue comes to a…

Never Mind Me. I’m Just Fangirling.

Two Saturdays ago, I attended the Los Angeles Festival of Books, a massive celebration of books, along with food, music, art, and shopping. There you can buy books, listen to panels, and run into your favorite authors. Yeah. It happens. In order: Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez); Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming; Another…

Never Mind Me: Just Bragging About My Kid

Crafty Scribbles Jr. entered a local art competition, along with other teens from high schools in his school district. He drew a composition by the name “Cattle Man” I’m so proud of him. Happy Mommy indeed!

Vroman’s Bookstore (Bookish Heaven #1)

If you’re ever in Pasadena, CA, please check out a fabulous bookstore by the name Vroman’s. It’s a landmark , right on Colorado Blvd. Best part (other than the incredible selection of books and bookish items) is that it’s an independent shop. Two floors of almost every book you can imagine, along with knick-knacks (e.g….

Hue’s Reviews: Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch – two delicious items one can get in Italy. While I’ve enjoyed both in Venice, this story takes place in Florence. Quick wrap-up Pros: 1. Quick pacing 2. A character that’s pretty likable. She’s not dim-witted (though at times she was rather unobservant). Her confusion throughout her short and…

Hue’s Reviews: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Do not worry. My mug of tea sits beside me as I type this review. Jenny Han’s novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before invokes frustration and side-eyes from other planets. I promise to keep my feelings civil, even when the book urges me to forget civility. We live in society pushing various books,…