My Top 13 Reads of 2013

Two thousand thirteen has been a great year for readers. The variety and quality of books sent me down a rabbit hole of reading unlike any I’d ever experienced before.  I’d like to thank my colleagues, fellow nerdy book club members, and authors everywhere for the inspiration. As there were many books to love, I thought it would be fun to celebrate my top 13 reads from 2013. Continue reading

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Review: Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang

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Teaching abroad changed me.

Having spent my first four years out of college working in Japan, I came to realize that things were not always as they seemed. Behind most of the confusion that came with living in a new place were stories that shed light where I originally could not see. What’s more, I came to realize that cultural understanding takes time and an openness to seeing the world from a different perspective. Continue reading