My Profile, long form:
Welcome to The 3 R’s Blog: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness! That’s not just a title–it’s a mission statement, which you’ll discover as you get to know the place. I’m your host, Florinda Pendley Vasquez. I started blogging in this space on March 16, 2007, on Blogger, and moved to self-hosted WordPress in January 2016
In addition to my writing here, I was a contributor to the Los Angeles Moms Blog (a member of the Silicon Valley Moms Group of regional blogs) from July 2008 until its closing in June 2010. I have contributed posts and features to CBS Los Angeles’ “Best of LA (paid), and to MomsLA, BlogHer.com, She Writes, and Work It, Mom (unpaid) A post from this blog, “The ‘Responsible’ Child (?)” was selected for the essay anthology The Contemporary Reader in 2010 and reprinted in 2011.
Disclosures and Paid Content:
The source of the reviewed materials (purchased or provided) is listed in all review posts (“Book Talk,” “At the movies,” etc.).
I was a freelance book reviewer for Shelf Awareness for Readers from 2011 until 2017. These reviews were compensated, and are re-posted here with permission and attribution. I occasionally participated in sponsored-content blog campaigns through Clever Girls Collective and BlogHer.com. All compensated content is identified as such when it is posted.