Alison Peters

Alison Peters surrounds herself with books, green things, animals and love. A Creative Writing M.F.A. holder with a day job that shall not be named, Alison is also working on a Masters in Library and Information Science. Currently cohabitating with her partner in the Northernmost outpost of San Francisco’s East Bay, she spends her spare time exercising her big dog so he won’t get annoyed with her, reading everything she can get her hands on, and then writing about it all. If you’re ever interested in discussing Harry Potter, Alison re-reads the series at least once a year, so drop her a line.

Five Books I “Borrowed” And Will Never Ever Give Back

It turns out I'm guilty of the ultimate book-lovers sin: borrowing a book that I will never ever give back to its rightful owner. Sorry.

Yes, It Still Hurts to Read Racist Depictions in an Otherwise Good Book

On vacation, reading a classic Christie mystery on the beach & loving it, when BAM - racist depictions. Yes, that still hurts.

10 Fantástico Bilingual Picture Books to Celebrate Día

Bilingual picture books to celebrate Dia...and to enjoy everyday.

Awesome American Libraries You Have to See (and Visit)

From a modest one room Carnegie library to the pomp and circumstance of the Library of Congress - check out these awesome libraries.

Reading Protest Poetry in Preparation for Hamilton

By the time you read this, I will have seen Hamilton: I'm prepping for the show by reading all of the protest poetry I can find. Read on.

Thinking About Adopting a Dog? There’s a Book for That.

Books about adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue, senior dogs, the misunderstood pit bull, and how to whisper your way to dog bliss.

The YA Books I Wish I Read as a Young Adult

Diverse YA books one reader wishes she had discovered as an actual young adult.

Self Helping Myself: Discovering the Life Changing Wisdom of Iyanla Vanzant

On the wisdom of Iyanla Vanzant.

I Still Got My Eyes on the Prize

The making of Eyes on the Prize, one of the greatest documentaries of the civil rights movement, and the new book inspired by it.

The One Little Romance Book That Turned Me into My Mom

When you pick up and book, read it, love it, and realize you've now become your mom.

My Secret Shame: Five Fantastic Books I Just Can’t Finish

You know those books that everyone loves and that, on paper, are perfect you, but you just can't finish? This is about those.

Dispatches from Library Land: August 2016

Book Riot's librarians discuss Syria's secret free library, a library that operates in two countries at once, Australia's yearly Reading Hour, and more.

Right Book, Right Time: Zen and the Art of Airbnb

There's something magical about finding the right book at the right time, especially when it's in an unexpected place.

On the MLIS: Why I’m Getting the Library Degree

Reading, writing learning: the library degree (MLIS) is as necessary to me as libraries themselves.

6 Books About Basketball

Black and white, women and men, gay and straight, young and old, players and observers: my favorite books about basketball.

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