Happy 2nd Blog Birthday to The Quiet Pond! – In Which Xiaolong Redecorated the Pond and We Do a Fun Q&A (Blogging Tips + Us Being Chaotic)

It’s been awhile since you’ve visited the Pond.

As you pass through the Pond’s magical boundary, you notice that things here look… different. Pickerel weeds, lavenders, and rosemary now adorn the Pond, and it looks like cattails and cardamine now grow by the Pond’s water. But, you realise, even though the Pond looks a little different, you can still feel the gentle and calm energy in the air – it’s still the Pond, after all.

“Friend!” calls a familiar voice. “Come over here!”

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Book Recommendations: Latinx Heritage Month Edition! 20 Latinx Books to Read All Year Round

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Our Friend is Hereis a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.

Our Friend is Here: Latinx Heritage Month Edition is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where between September 15th and October 15th, Latinx authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being Latinx and Latinx books. Find the introduction post for Latinx Heritage Month at The Quiet Pond here.

Latinx Heritage Month came to an end yesterday – but it doesn’t mean that we should all stop reading Latine books! Though I made a dedicated effort to read as many Latine books as I could during Latinx Heritage Month – I managed to read eight! – I put together this book recommendation post as my last post of our Latinx Heritage Month at the Pond series to encourage myself – and all of us! – to continue reading Latine books every other month of the year.

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Our Friend is Here! Latinx Heritage Month – An Interview with Karina, the Book Blogger Behind 24hr.YABookBlog; On Growing as a Blogger and How It Shaped Her Identity

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Our Friend is Hereis a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.

Our Friend is Here: Latinx Heritage Month Edition is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where between September 15th and October 15th, Latinx authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being Latinx and Latinx books. Find the introduction post for Latinx Heritage Month at The Quiet Pond here.

Our Latinx Heritage Month at the Pond series may be coming to an end, but we have two more guests to go and I’m so excited for them both! In particular, today’s guest is a book blogger who I admire and I feel like I’ve walked my book blogging journey with them – both of our book blogs have grown over the years, and I’m delighted that they could visit us at the Pond today. 

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Our Friend is Here! Latinx Heritage Month – An Interview with Adriana, the Creator Behind Boricua Reads and #ReadLatinx; On Being a Latinx Books Advocate and Supporting Afro-Latinx Creators

Our Friend is Here! Latinx Heritage Month - An Interview with Adriana, the Creator Behind Boricua Reads and #ReadLatinx; On Being a Latinx Books Advocate and Supporting Afro-Latinx Creators

Our Friend is Hereis a guest feature at The Quiet Pond, where authors, creatives, and fellow readers, are invited to ‘visit’ the Pond! In Our Friend is Here! guest posts, our visitors (as their very own unique character!) have a friendly conversation about anything related to books or being a reader — and become friends with Xiaolong and friends.

Our Friend is Here: Latinx Heritage Month Edition is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where between September 15th and October 15th, Latinx authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being Latinx and Latinx books. Find the introduction post for Latinx Heritage Month at The Quiet Pond here.

For Latinx Heritage Month at the Pond, we’ve had the honour of hosting several amazing Latinx content creators as they talk about the amazing events they’ve put together to discussing their favourite author. Today, I am so delighted to have Adriana from Boricua Reads visit us at the Pond today. Adriana is one of the most passionate advocates for Latinx literature and a content creator and person that I look up to.

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