So these past two weeks, I’ve been posting end of the week recaps. I had been posting daily during that week. It wasn’t even on purpose, it just kind of happened. This week, I didn’t post on Wednesday, so that ended the 14+ day streak.
I think I’ll still post these at the end of busy weeks.
I know I’m super late on the trend. I’ve been reading a bunch of other bloggers’ goals for the year and it left me inspired. This year, I’m going to set four major goals for myself. Two for reading, two for blogging.
This year has been great in so many ways. I finally started taking my blog seriously, I graduated high school, and I’m now in a wonderful university. I’ve tried so many new things this year and branched out of my comfort zone numerous times.
Of the 23 books I read this year, I gave nine of them five stars. Click on the titles to be sent to my official review.
Fabiola has just gotten off the plane from Haiti into the United States. It is her first time back since she was a baby. She is excited to start her new life with her mother as they plan to move in with Fabiola’s aunt and cousins in Detroit. Before they can reach their connecting flight to Detroit, Fabiola’s mother is detained by customs. They don’t believe that she is just here for “a visit.”
Now, Fabiola finds herself immersed into an American culture that she feels unprepared for. At the corner of American Street and Joy road, Fabiola has important decisions to make. Her fighting cousins, empty fridge, and quiet aunt are just a few of the things this America has in store for her.
Before we get into the review, check out these pictures I took myself. I’m working on taking more pictures myself. If you have any picture taking advice, let me know in the comments.