Sydney Salter

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Swoon at Your Own Risk

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Women Writing The West Conference Takeaways

I joined another writing organization this year: Women Writing The West. Every year they have a short story contest called the Laura as well as a published fiction contest named The Willa (with categories from children's, YA, poetry, nonfiction, contemporary and historical fiction). The focus is on stories told in the west with female protagonists - like the ones Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cathe... Read more of this blog post »
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Texian Iliad by Stephen L. Hardin
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I read this to prepare for the fantastic field trips offered by the Women Writing The West conference in San Antonio this past weekend. It's a short snappy history of the Texas Revolution. I especially loved the drawings that headed each section, alo ...more
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Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
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Reading about the European and US exploitation of the New World's indigenous people (and those brought here against their will) was really emotionally difficult at times. But I learned so much that I'd never known. Classroom history tends to gloss ov ...more
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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist
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I'm a huge fan of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, so I was excited to read this memoir/history. Kendi expertly weaves his own story into broader thinking about how we deal and don't deal with issues of race in our country. The book is thoughtful and thou ...more
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How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
How to Be an Antiracist
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I'm a huge fan of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, so I was excited to read this memoir/history. Kendi expertly weaves his own story into broader thinking about how we deal and don't deal with issues of race in our country. The book is thoughtful and thou ...more
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Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
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A quick reading memoir about a mother-daughter relationship that lacks boundaries in a significant way. The author does a good job of balancing memory with perspective. A good read - and would be a great one to discuss with a book club. Very quick!

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A quick reading memoir about a mother-daughter relationship that lacks boundaries in a significant way. The author does a good job of balancing memory with perspective. A good read - and would be a great one to discuss with a book club. Very quick!

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Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
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I chose to read this one (after reading its companion Sapiens) before receiving the editorial letter for my novel SPONSORED (coming in September 2020). It's set in the future, so I wanted to get in the mood. I like the way Harari uses the past to thi ...more
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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The hardcover version of this book is such high quality that it's really heavy. That made me somehow fear it would be boring. Not at all!

I zipped through this fascinating look at humans throughout time. I especially enjoyed his non-American perspect
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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The hardcover version of this book is such high quality that it's really heavy. That made me somehow fear it would be boring. Not at all!

I zipped through this fascinating look at humans throughout time. I especially enjoyed his non-American perspect
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“I'm crying for the little girl whose mother divorced her father, the girl who wanted to fall in love for the first time but wasn't ready for sex, the girl who dated a boy just because he wasn't the first one, the girl who fell hard for the guy with the easy smile and the green eyes, the girl who needed to prove she could hook up on a class trip, the girl who rand for student council just to impress a guy, the girl who lost her best friend, the girl whose father doesn't care anymore, the girl who doesn't have the money for college, the girl who just wants her grandma to fix everything, the girl who doesn't talk to anyone about anything, the girl who just can't fall in love again - even if a sweet guy folds a thousand paper cranes. Just for her.”
Sydney Salter, Swoon at Your Own Risk

“I think it's because he likes you.'
'Well, that's too bad. I've given up that kind of thing.'
'What kind of thing?'
'Love, dating, the inevitable ensuing heartbreak.”
Sydney Salter, Swoon at Your Own Risk

“You don't have anything to lose by standing up for yourself,' Nando said. 'But you can lose yourself by trying to please everyone.”
Sydney Salter, Jungle Crossing

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