Author Archives: Liz Kelso

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Book Review #3

Book 1:  When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz Book 2: Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong I put these two together because they are both poetry books. They have nothing in common except I would … Continue reading

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Brown Skin Blues

When the alarmed buzzed as I exited the Urban Outfitters in Soho (NYC) I was confused.  I was leaving the store in the midst of a group of people, so I thought nothing of it. But I was called over … Continue reading

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There Is No Balance In My Reading

I previously wrote a post about how my reading choices were made unconsciously, or by popular opinion.  This year I made the choice to read more People of Color. That has been successful. However, for many years I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Book Reviews #3

Title: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate Genre: Children’s Fiction Sometimes I read children’s books. This one was suggested and recommended by one of my Professors. It was simplistic in its story but still carried that message (that’s … Continue reading

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The Conscious Reader: What I Reached For This Year

  Over my reading career, I’ve noticed that I don’t read many books by People of Color (POC). I don’t consciously omit them from my reading list. However, I do not consciously make an effort to seek them out either. I … Continue reading

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An Adult Look Back on Children’s Books and Why I Resonated With Them…Really.

One of my favorites was The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. It  ust celebrated its 75th Of course I didn’t read it when it first hit the market in 1942, I enjoyed it during its 30th Anniversary. I no longer … Continue reading

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Book Reviews #2

Title: There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce (1945) Author: Thomas Joseph Sugrue Genre: Biography I have been a fan of Edgar Cayce for many years.  I read a biography entitled Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet (2000) by … Continue reading

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