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Updates and Reflections


Grayscale image of Gabby in braids and large glasses in front of her bookshelf. Next to her, in bright pink, text: UPDATES AND REFLECTIONS.

Hey y'all! I know it's been quite a while but I'm back now. 2023 felt like it lasted two seconds for me. So much happened that I keep forgetting all of it was in one year.


  • Settled into a new apartment.

  • I started a new job.

  • Got engaged.

  • Gave talks and spoke on a panel.

  • Went to the American Library Association's Annual Meeting (a conference for librarians and library workers).

  • Went to SteamyLitCon (A hella diverse Romance book con).

  • Met some of my favorite authors!

  • Started writing two books!!! (One Literary Fiction and one Cozy Mystery)

  • Started planning my wedding.

  • Co-taught a college course.

  • Made new friends!

  • Read a whole lot.

  • Learned some of Palestine's History and called for a ceasefire in Gaza.

  • Worked on my mental health.

  • Gained a chosen sister!


Looking at this list, I know I did a lot, but I still feel behind. I haven't been able to achieve some of the personal goals I wanted to as I juggled all of the outward-facing projects and events. What I’m most grateful for is making it through another year.


So while I am definitely back in this bookish space, I want y'all to know I'm still gonna be posting a bit less than many of my book influencer peers. I wish I could be more like them in this sense, but I have to accept that POTS makes me tire more easily, I'm getting married soon, and I have to give myself grace.


With allllllll of that said, stay tuned for my next posts on book highlights, fave books I read in 2023, new bookish goals, and books I'm excited to read this year.


Since I'm going to be spending a lot more time writing this year, I've created two new profiles:


Substack for writing updates: https://substack.com/@bookishafrolatina


Ko-fi for any donations y'all might want to send my way to support my work: https://ko-fi.com/bookishafrolatina


Thank you all for your continued support!

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