Nina Garcia is a reader, reviewer, and devoted coffee drinker from Texas. When she’s not reading or watching Netflix, she is working on writing projects, including a middle grade novel. Favorite genres: anti-racist and intersectional feminist non-fiction, science fiction, horror, and contemporary with elements of fantasy.
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Review: Don’t Let it Get You Down by Savala Nolan

Summary “I feel a peculiar sensation in my throat when white people borrow– take– something Black: it’s like there’s an octopus in my chest, peacefully afloat, when danger suddenly appears.”  “Because “Freedom” is a song for Black women. It’s ours, even if it’s out in the world.” “Because guarding the autonomy of my Black mind …

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Fall Reading: Dark Academia

Dark academia is an aesthetic, a mood, and a popular trend in the bookish interwebz. Since I first came across dark academia-themed booktube videos last fall, it feels like it is everywhere. According to a wiki dedicated to aesthetics, dark academia is an academic aesthetic that revolves around classic literature, self-discovery, and passion for knowledge. …

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