Our Friend is Here! Latinx Heritage Month – An Interview with Adri, the Booktuber Behind perpetualpages; On The Evolution of Booktube, Queer Sports Books, and Celebrating Latinx Lit

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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.

Adri is one of my favorite Booktubers. They have introduced me to so many books that are not frequently seen on Booktube, and new thoughts and insights on books that appear more often. I have especially appreciated their recommendations of Ownvoices queer and Latinx books, and queer sports contemporary books (!!!).

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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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Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – An Interview with Shenwei, Book Blogger; On The Intersections of Being Asian, Queer and Trans, and On Queer Fantasies!

Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition - An Interview with Shenwei, Book Blogger; On The Intersections of Being Asian, Queer and Trans, and On Queer Fantasies! An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, with her arms spread out wide like she is showing off someone, with Shenwei as an eagle owl, wearing glasses and a nonbinary flag and inclusive prideflag.

An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, waving her hand and winking at you while holding up a flag with the inclusive Pride flag - horizontal stripes of black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. 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.

Pride Month is a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where during the month of June, queer authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being queer, queer books, and their experiences of being a queer reader. Find the introduction post for Pride Month at The Quiet Pond here.

As Pride Month at the Pond draws to a close, I’ve been feeling so much gratitude for the wonderful guests that I’ve had the pleasure of hosting in the last month – and it’s been such a joy to have such amazing people visit us at the Pond. In this Pride Month series, we’ve done our best to showcase the intersectional voices and authors within the book community, and highlight why intersectionality is not only important, but also absolutely necessary.
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Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – Interview with Anniek, Cat, and Chantal; On The Intersections Between Disability and Queer Identity

Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – Interview with Anniek, Cat, and Chantal; On The Intersections Between Disability and Queer Identity. Illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, her arms out wide, with Chantal as a blue fox wearing a rococo dress and curtsying, bex as a sandcat with a septum piercing and with bi flag and polyamorous symbol on their cheeks, and Anniek as an elephant wearing glasses and holding a stim toy.

An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, waving her hand and winking at you while holding up a flag with the inclusive Pride flag - horizontal stripes of black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. 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.

Pride Monthis a month-long event at The Quiet Pond, where during the month of June, queer authors and bookish content creators are invited to celebrate being queer, queer books, and their experiences of being a queer reader. Find the introduction post for Pride Month at The Quiet Pond here.

July is Disability Pride Month; a time where disabled identity and disability are celebrated! During Disability Pride Month, I hope all of you will take a moment to celebrate, support, and uplift our disabled siblings, educate yourself on the disabled issues, disabled oppression, and what you can do to unlearn ableism in everyday language and interactions.

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