Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa is a writer, reader and generally bookish Latina from San Diego. If loving Agatha Christie is wrong, she doesn't want to be right. Vanessa’s penchant for books, travel and tea is rivaled only by her serious addictions to milk, avocado and floral lattes. When not reading books or selling them, she can be found blogging, working on her first novel or cozying up at a library.

Acclaimed Scientist and Author Stephen Hawking Has Died

Scientist Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time, has died at age 76 after long battle with ALS.

Sherman Alexie Issues Statement In Response to Allegations of Sexual Harrasment

Alexie's odd, confusing statement admits to wrongdoing but focuses on perceived wrongs committed against him by an ex.

Golden Man Booker Award Announced for 50th Anniversary Celebration

As part of it's 50th anniversary celebration, the Booker Prize Foundation has announced the launch of the Golden Man Booker Award. The prize will crown one book out of 51 past Man Booker Prize winners as the best book published in the last 50 years.

Not Your Perfect Narrator: Representation Matters, But You Have To Get It Right

Representation matters, but only if it's done accurately. It isn't enough to include diverse characters if they aren't portrayed authentically.

THE HATE U GIVE Banned by Katy, Texas School District

Angie Thomas' award winning novel The Hate U Give has been banned by a Katy, Texas school district without the usual review process.

Literary Tourism: Hay-on-Wye, The Town Of Books

A trip to the book town of Hay-on-Wye.

Reading While Traveling: Discovering ORIGIN at its Origin

How Reading Dan Brown's Origin while in Barcelona reminded me of ways in which reading while traveling enriches the reading experience.

On Personal Trauma and Trigger Warnings

Let me have these essential and protective tools as I find the courage to tackle beautiful, terrible, soul-shaking works of art.

How Reading About Brujas Taught Me the Importance of #OwnVoices

One reader on finding herself in a book about magical Latinx teens in New York.