Alice Burton

Chicagoan and aspiring cryptozoologist Alice Burton has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and is an Archives Assistant with the Frances Willard Historical Society. When not booking or historying, she is singing soprano wherever people will have her. She will watch any documentary on Neanderthals or giant extinct animals, and has a Stockholm Syndrome-like love for Chicago and its winters. Blog: Reading Rambo Twitter: @itsalicetime

8 Books About the History of Women’s Suffrage in America

Deepen your knowledge of the history of women's suffrage in America with these nonfiction books about women striving for equal rights.

12 Informative Queer Women’s History Reads

Here's a roundup of books focused on queer women's history, focusing on activism, identity, and intimate and diverse stories.

8 Great Medieval History Reads From East to West

Get your ancient history on with this starter list of excellent medieval history books encompassing the Middle Ages in the Eastern and Western world.

8 Nonfiction Reads About Social Justice

From segregation to prejudice in the prison system to voter suppression, broaden your perspective with these nonfiction books about social justice.

Read Harder: Read a Graphic Memoir

Explore the lives of others and check off a task of the 2020 Read Harder challenge with one (or more) of these graphic memoirs.

Lesbian Representation in the Vampire Classic CARMILLA

You know about Dracula, but what about the vampire who preceded him? CARMILLA is a woman-centered novella about a female vampire and the woman she seduces.

Tips for Maximum Fall Reading Coziness: Fall into Fall Readathon

First, you're going to need some good socks.

Classic Authors I’d Date Based on Their Portrait

It's the day after a holiday, and we're going there.

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian!

The 2018 I Love My Librarian Award gives $5000 cash and a trip to New York City to 10 librarians who are doing amazing work.

5 Great Books About Overcoming Obstacles

Small- or large-scale, we've all had to do it. Overcoming obstacles is part of the human experience, and gaining a better understanding of other people's struggles builds empathy and makes the world a better place, so check out these books about people who overcame.

The Best Cover Lines from R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET series

The Best Quotes from Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

Quotes and highlights from Charles Dickens's Christmas 1843 classic "A Christmas Carol."

7 NaNoWriMo GIFs to Keep You Going

GIFs for when you need some writing inspiration or encouragement during National Novel Writing Month (or are just dealing with writer's block!).

Reformation 500: What Texts Inspired the Protestant Reformation?

What texts caused Martin Luther to break with the Catholic Church and begin the world-changing Protestant Reformation?

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Marian the Librarian

A newly-released character sketch of Marian from The Music Man gives us more backstory!

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