Gina Ruiz reads a lot, blogs a lot (books, cooking, online journal, poetry), fiddles around in virtual worlds and is big on promoting multicultural literature. Her idea of a grand vacation is going to Book Expo America or visiting dusty bookshops in any city. She speaks hardcover, paperback, Kindle, Nook and Spanglish. Most recently spotted at the zoo with her partners in bookish madness – Jasmine and Aiden (they’re gonna be writers!). Sometimes she has to wrestle them for the books she wants to review.

Gina started AmoXcalli several years ago and can usually be found with her nose in a book or her Kindle if she’s on the road (don’t worry she’s not the one driving!).

You can also find Gina over at the annual Cybil Awards, as organizer for the Non-Fiction Middle Grade and YA category. She’s been with the Cybils from the beginning, spending four years as a graphic novel panelist, last year she dabbled in poetry, before settling in the NFMGYA category. She’s also lurking about on Twitter doing all things social media. @Cybils Tweets marked with a – GR are hers. You can also follow her at @ginaruiz if you’re so inclined.

A lot of Gina’s old book reviews at Blogcritics were picked up by major newspapers and websites and you can find links to PDF’s of those here and here.

She’s always wanting to hear about something good to read, so send her a note using the handy contact form and she’ll be happy to hunt down the book.

Gina loves to review:  Graphic Novels and Comics; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Children’s, MG and YA books; Art and Architecture; Latino/a Books; Poetry; Biographies; Non-Fiction; Mystery; Literary Fiction; Historical Fiction; Cookbooks; and Gardening books.

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