Let Mark Twain Love You

This morning, one of the first things that happened when I got out of bed was this: I discovered that Alan Rickman died. From cancer. At age 69. It reminded me of a day earlier this week, when one of the first things that happened when I got out of bed was this: I discovered…

Review: ‘Loteria’ by Cynthia (cina) Pelayo

I just read an awesome book! Beautiful, haunting, titillating, tantalizing – all perfect descriptors for ‘Loteria.’ Using her knowledge of Latin American history, as well as modern curiosities and phenomena, Pelayo brings classic fairie tales and folklore into present day in a way that is satisfying while leaving the reader desiring more. Most of the…