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Alex Luppens-Dale

Alex Luppens-Dale won the “Enthusiastic Reader Award” all four years of high school. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from The New School. Her favorite genres are fantasy, memoir, and anything with cults. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and cat. Alex can be found on Twitter @firstofautumn

Why Do I Fall Asleep When I Read?

Why do we sometimes fall asleep while reading, even when we’re interested in the book? And how do we stop it? We discuss some tips and tricks.

How is the Value of a Book Determined?

Taking a look at who, exactly, is buying rare books, what they are buying, and how value of a book is determined by talking to the experts.

Manage Your Mischief With Harry Potter Bullet Journal Supplies

Whichever House you identify with, here are some Harry Potter bullet journal supplies that will add magic to whatever planner you use!

Read Harder: A Book in Any Genre Written by a Native, First Nations, or Indigenous Author

Find some excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books by Native, First Nations, and Indigenous authors for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Octavia Butler Books: A Guide To Her Life, Work, and Legacy

If you've ever wanted to read more of her work, this is our guide to the best Octavia Butler books and a look at her life and legacy. 

Strategies for Reading Books You Already Have

When your book stacks become safety hazards, turn to this guide to strategize reading books you already have, and get to working through that TBR.

Reading Pathways: Marguerite Duras

Get to know the works of Marguerite Duras, the French novelist, playwright, and screenwriter associated with the nouveau roman movement.

A Rundown of V.E./Victoria Schwab’s Books and Upcoming Adaptations

Get to know V.E./Victoria Schwab's books and their upcoming potential adaptations.

Who is Doctor Strange?

He's one of the most powerful figures in the Marvel universe, with a new movie announced. But, who is Doctor Strange and what are his powers?

25 B*tchin’ STRANGER THINGS Enamel Pins

You may have marathoned the entire season in a day, but the fandom doesn't have to stop there--keep it strong with these STRANGER THINGS enamel pins.

30 of the Best Joan Didion Quotes

Joan Didion’s distinctive style and impeccable sense of character and irony have made her one of the best-known prose writers ...

The Best Joan Didion Accessories on Etsy

Joan Didion has been one of my favorite authors for several years. It’s her distinctive writing style and maybe a ...

Famous Sisters: Rebels, Rivals, and Revelry

Born into privilege, obscurity, and even slavery, from the Soong sisters to the Dionne quintuplets, these famous sisters left their mark on history.

Where Are They Now? 12 Child Actor Memoirs

“Hey, whatever happened to…?” I am often able to answer that question, because I love a good celebrity memoir. In ...

10 of the Most Expensive Books on Etsy

Brace yourself and hide your wallet because we've got a roundup of some of the most expensive books on Etsy.