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Though manga are just comics from Japan (mostly at least), there are differences for newbies to keep in mind when…

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My Quick and Easy 34-Step Strategy for Making BookTube Videos

From scripting and filming to editing and posting, here are 34 not at all convoluted steps to making BookTube videos.…

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On the Companionship of Audiobooks and Podcasts

How one readers experiences the companionship of audiobooks and podcasts, and enjoys a sense of comfort and ease through the…

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A Closer Look at Kindle Unlimited Manga

Save some money with this selection of Kindle Unlimited manga, including Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei.

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5 Authors Like Carmen María Machado

Here is a list of 5 authors like Carmen María Machado that have unconventional stories similar to the author of…

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12 Manhwa and Manga Like MY HERO ACADEMIA

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5 SFF Books About the Positive Power of Anger

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Authors Respond to Texas School District Book Ban

Authors including Carmen Maria Machado and Margaret Atwood respond to the banning of their books in Texas schools.

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Beyond Schoolgirls: Yuri Manga and Lesbian Manga with Adult Main Characters

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Reading to Unlearn and Reenvision History is Transformative and Overwhelming

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10 Long Poems to Immerse Yourself In

A list of long poems from Victorian favorites like Tennyson to contemporary book-length poems about racism and the Black experience.

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The Many Origins of Sherlock Holmes

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The Best Children’s Books By Age: A Guide to Great Reading

Find great children’s books for every age, including Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes By Roseanne Thong.

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The Book Scenes That Live In Our Heads Rent-Free

Here are some of the scenes that live in our heads rent-free: long after we finished reading these books, we're…

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An Ode to Stories That Make Us Happy-Cry

Here's a toast to happy tears. To books that make us happy-cry, that give us that sharp relief and quiet…

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Slow Sci-Fi: 11 Thoughtful And Low Action Sci-Fi Reads

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KUNG FU, Books Featuring Martial Arts, And A Reader Who Loves Them

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5 YA Books About Fighting Biphobia

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A Reader’s Defense of Labeling #OwnVoices LGBTQ Books

Labeling #OwnVoices LGBTQ books addressed a reader problem, but it introduced an author problem. Where do we go now?

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The Secret Life of a Sensitivity Reader

Get an inside scoop on how a sensitivity reader approaches their work and the ups and downs that come along…

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Coffee Table Books: Their Origin, Precursors, And Rise to Popularity

Ever look at the tome on a coffee table and wonder why coffee table books are a thing? Consider this…

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25+ Book Review Templates and Ideas to Organize Your Thoughts

Check out these book review format ideas to mix-and-match to create your own book review templates for a blog, Goodreads,…

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Quiz: Which Character from Winnie the Pooh Are You?

Winnie the Pooh Quiz time! Answer these questions to discover which animal character from the beloved A. A. Milne story…

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These Were the 10 Most Challenged Books in 2020: What Do You See?

Take a look at the most challenged books in 2020, including All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

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These second chance romance books will give you all the feels (and maybe make you nostalgic for the one that…

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Pick-a-Path Picture Books Like Choose Your Own Adventure

These pick-a-path picture books include Choose Your Own Adventure titles, storybooks with multiple endings, and collaborative storytelling. Start with Where…

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20 Must-Read Spacefaring Comics and Graphic Novels

Explore the stars and vicariously live out your wildest childhood astronaut dreams with 20 must-read spacefaring comics and graphic novels,…

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Dear Netflix: Adapt These Queer Black and Multicultural Romances

Dear Netflix, here's our queer Black and multicultural wish list. Please get to adapting these post-haste, thanks!

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