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.

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.

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.