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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.

Reading Pathway: Ethnobiologist Gary Paul Nabhan

Getting to know ethnobiologist, native food and plant proponent, desert-lover, and poet Gary Paul Nabhan.

100 Must-Read California Books

100 must-read books set in and/or about California

Coming Out and Coming of Age: YA LGBTQ Books

YA LGBTQ book recommendations.

The Ultimate Party Book: The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!)

A lesbian sex book for anyone who's ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors in lesbian relationships; and who loves cats.

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

Why one future librarian is going the graduate degree (MLIS) path.

Need A Book Recommendation? #AskALibrarian

As a librarian-in-training (one month to MLIS!) I’ve studied, researched and queried my way through the learning curve, to get a ...

Word is Bond: A Reading List of Books for My Dad

I’m a daddy’s girl. I share with him my my love of words, the English language, and a good story. ...

All Around the World: Women Writers from Every Continent

This post is part of our International Women’s Day celebration. See all the posts here.   Whenever I get the ...

Read Mindfully: My Own Read Harder Challenge

I’ll be perfectly honest: I didn’t get even a quarter of the way through the 2015 Read Harder challenge. I ...

Cool Stuff Diverse Librarians Do

Just as readers need diverse books to read and fall in love with, so do libraries need diverse librarians. The ...

What’s Cooking With Cookbooks

Three things I know: it’s the new year, food is good, and books about food are always a good idea. In an ...

5 (More) Tips For Reinvigorating Your Book Club

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

I’m Bringing “Womanist” Back

The post you’re reading is part of Book Riot’s observance of #BlackOutDay. We are turning our attention fully to issues ...

5 (More) Tips For Reinvigorating Your Book Club

As an end-of-summer-school treat for myself, I borrowed a friend’s very used, tenuously -spined copy of the first Game of Thrones book ...

Loree Griffin Burns and Great Nonfiction for Children

Do you have any idea how excellent of a reading world it is under the nonfiction for children genre? Not ...