This is a terrible quality photo bc I’m babysitting and took a quick selfie on my phone’s terrible front camera before the kids could come in and make fun of me for taking a selfie and I’m a little self conscious bc I also look like I’m 5 in this picture but this blog needs bookfaces and I’m trying to help out
But anyway I just started this book that I was supposed to read for a class that I ended up dropping and so also ended up never reading. It’s called Desert Blood and it’s by Gaspar de Alba. It’s about the Juarez murders that are happening in border towns that are mostly affecting young women who work in the maquiladoras and it’s pretty intense (the first chapter, which is only 2 pages, follows a girl who has been kidnapped and what she describes is so awful I felt a little sick). The main character is a Latina lesbian and that’s about all I can tell you bc I literally just started it on the train ride to the house I babysit at but yeah cool sorry I’m so bad at writing these
(Also I hope this is the right photo? It’s so hard to do this on a phone)
Submitted by eatingismyvirtue.
Hello Bookface! Long time no see. I hardly make time for pleasure-reading during the school year but now that summer’s here I am slowly but surely making my way through my reading list.
This book was really enjoyable, I picked it up at a thrift store last year and finally got around to reading it a few weeks ago; I finished it last week. It was overall a nice read, pretty light. Easy to read small amounts at a time due to the shorter chapters. I liked it and would recommend it to anyone!
Submitted by rachellesierra.
"Time only moves in one direction. Remember that. Things always change."
Reading “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid for my first semester of college. So excited! They sent me my very own copy in the mail so I didn’t have to go out an buy it. A very good read.
Submitted by themadso.
Dave Peltzer’s A Child Called It
If you haven’t read it yet, i recommend it. This true story is one i couldn’t put down. Dave talks about the child abuse forced upon him and the disturbing games his mother made him play for survival.
sorry for such a downer but seriously guys it’s a great book (#1 worldwide bestseller)
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I got a copy of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, by Gregory Maguire at the free book exchange. I already have a copy, but mine is almost too battered to be read from lending it out so many times. It’s nice to have a sturdier copy on hand, and I think I’ll reread it soon. Can’t wait to drop off some of my books, too!
If you haven’t read this book, you should. Be prepared for the surprise at the end because it changes everything about the book.
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