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Fingers crossed

While waiting for the results of the International Latino Book Awards, for which my book, Cuba, Adios, has been nominated in two categories (Best First Book, and Best Autobiography), I was delighted to read the following editorial review of the book (the awards will be announced on September 8th, so keep tuned in) 682 more words


Book Review #26 - Everything Everything

Every day you get up and learn something new. Every day you find something to be happy about. Every single day you have a smile for me – Nicola Yoon. 725 more words


Death of a Genius: Fall of Man in Wilmslow

Review: Fall of Man in Wilmslow, by David Lagercrantz
Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
Knopf, 2016. 354 pp. $27

Like Alan Turing himself, the extraordinary mathematician and cryptanalyst whose life forms the premise of this novel, Lagercrantz’s narrative is often brilliant but fails to realize its promise. 738 more words

Reviews And Columns

Sebastian's Guide To HomoRomantic Netflix Films: Holding The Man

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a homoromantic masterpiece and with intimacy, affection, and romance at an all time low in my personal life, I almost cried tears of joy when the thought crossed my mind. 857 more words


Coming of Age

June was a very active month for me for various reasons. As previously mentioned, it was the anniversary of my breakdown. The catalyst that changed my life. 827 more words

Emotional Stuff


THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST by Anna Jean Mayhew, (c) 2011. This story takes place in August of 1954 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  13 year old Jubie Watt’s, her 3 siblings and Mary the colored maid leaves with her family on vacation to Florida and Jubie’s mom is driving. 33 more words

Family Drama

The Hamiltons (2006)

This is a difficult one for me. A lot of people really seem to like The Hamiltons. Personally, I think it is seriously overrated. 356 more words

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