Our Friend is Here! Latinx Heritage Month – An Interview with Carmen, the Fashion Bookstagrammer; On Her Bookstagram Inspirations 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.

I’ve been having so much fun hosting Latinx Heritage Month guest series – and I hope that you are all enjoying our posts! One of my favourite things about hosting these Our Friend is Here: Latinx Heritage Month guest series, like our Asian Heritage Month and Pride Month, is having the honour and privilege to have some incredibly cool people visit us here at the Pond. On a more personal note, I’m so happy with the wonderful guests we have had for Latinx Heritage Month, as many of the guests we have had are shining lights in the book community, especially for their advocacy for Latinx literature.

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Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition – Jozi, Bookstagrammer & Baker, Shares Her Pride-Themed Cookie Recipe

Our Friend is Here! Pride Month Edition. Pride Baking with Jozi; bookstagrammer, book blogger, and baker; jozi shares her pride-themed cookie recipe! An illustration of Xiaolong the axolotl, with her arms spread out wide like she is showing off someone, with Jozi as an arctic fox wearing a red beanie and red scarf.

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.

I’ve always loved the idea of doing some baking for Pride so when Jozi pitched her baking idea to me, I couldn’t resist. Reading and books may be one of my greatest loves, but nothing comforts me more than baking something that doesn’t sink in the middle or flattens like a pancake.
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