Michelle Obama’s «Becoming» and The Big Question

Michelle Obama has lived a very interesting life. This book is a glimpse into her life and her mind, and I was surprised to find myself in those pages, asking myself the same big question that has always haunted her: Am I good enough?

The Portrayal of Teenage Mental Health: Turtles All the Way Down

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” John Green Aza Holmes is 16 years old, she lives in Indianapolis with her mom, and she has OCD. There is a callus on her finger that she presses every time she gets anxious aboutSigue leyendo «The Portrayal of Teenage Mental Health: Turtles All the Way Down»

Of Women and Literature: A Room of One’s Own

“But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction – what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain.” Thus begins one of the most famous essays on women and literature, by the one and only Virginia Woolf. It always takes me aSigue leyendo «Of Women and Literature: A Room of One’s Own»

Into the Twilight Zone, Chapter 1: On Twilight and YA Literature

The Twilight Saga is a four-book series that debuted in 2005. It was written by American author Stephenie Meyer and it is a young adult novel that chronicles the romance between a teenage girl and a mysterious and handsome vampire. On Twilight In case you have not read any of the four books, watched anySigue leyendo «Into the Twilight Zone, Chapter 1: On Twilight and YA Literature»

Review: Miss Burma

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t both intrigued and frightened by the myth of my mother and her native country, by their secrets and contradictions.” Charmaine Craig Miss Burma is a novel written by American author Charmaine Craig. It is a fictionalized version of her own family story, following the lives of herSigue leyendo «Review: Miss Burma»

Writing with Purpose: Burmese Days

Myanmar (Burma) is a country located in Southeast Asia that shares borders with China, Thailand, Laos, India and Bangladesh. It is home to over 135 different ethnic groups and around a hundred different languages. It became independent of Great Britain in 1948 and was a military regime from 1962 to 2011. It has been calledSigue leyendo «Writing with Purpose: Burmese Days»

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Imagined Communities

Back at the beginning of January, I told you about a book I recently read called Imagined Communities, written by British-American political scientist Benedict Anderson. It is a thorough study of nationalism and its origins that includes religion, languages, history and cultures from all around the world, and it is definitely one of the best booksSigue leyendo «5 Reasons Why You Should Read Imagined Communities»