Hey everyone, I’m Ben. As a general introduction, I start by saying I’m a college student at a Pennsylvania university working towards a B.A. in Spanish with minors in English and digital media technologies. One day I hope to use that to become a literary translator. Along the way, I hope to learn some other languages as well, since linguistics fascinates me. Aside from academics, I am the treasurer of my uni’s College Democrats and
Most of what I read is YA fiction. Though I’ve been trying to expand, so you’ll also find me talking about graphic novels, non-fiction, poetry, and other genres in young adult, new adult, middle grade, and adult age groups. More specifically, I tend to gravitate toward stories with diverse characters at the forefront. I’ll give most books a try if they focus on queer subjects or plotlines and have a bias toward books about gender and latine experiences as those are my two main areas of study.
In addition to book reviews, I post opinion pieces, narratives, and other essay-style posts. These range from my experience with anxiety in an academic setting to what I think about the latest inter-community queer discourse. I have no plans to make this style of post the most prominent on Ace Of Bens but will continue to post them as inspiration strikes.
Thanks for stopping by!