Bookstores in Bogotá & Reading Culture in Gabo’s Terrain

As the home to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, it should come as no surprise that Colombia takes pride in its literary production. While you may not see as many people on the Transmilenio reading books during their commutes as on the NYC Subway, the country has been making more of an effort in recent years to … More Bookstores in Bogotá & Reading Culture in Gabo’s Terrain

Why I Read, Obama Reads, and You Should, Too

Talking about my liberal arts education in the context Colombia’s career-oriented culture is tense. I am on the defensive. Once people get to know me better and hear about my drives, passions, and the rigor I bring to my life and studies–or once it’s been spilled where I went to college–the tension typically diffuses. At universities here, students … More Why I Read, Obama Reads, and You Should, Too