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Anne Mai Yee Jansen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen is a literature and ethnic studies professor and a lifelong story addict. She exists on a steady diet of books and hot chocolate, with a heaping side of travel whenever possible. Originally hailing from the sun and sandstone of southern California, she currently resides with her partner, offspring, and feline companion in the sleepy mountains of western North Carolina.

Inspire a Love of Literacy With These Reading Games for Kids

From board games to library apps, these are this list of the best reading games for kids has something for everyone on it!

Feel Like a Fairytale Character (Without the Costume)

Whether you're feeling innocent, mischievous, or downright villainous, bring a little magic into your day with these enchanting finds.

Monstrify Your Bookshelf With These Horror Books About Monsters

Horror books about monsters like Empire of the Wild dig deep into our psyche when it comes to cultural fears and more.

Weird Westerns Explained

Welcome to the world of weird westerns, partner, where western meets monsters, supernatural phenomena, or space hijinx, like in How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang?

10 Life Lessons from Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hugo Gernsback once said SFF writers impart knowledge without out making us aware we're being taught. So what do they actually teach us?

10 Recent Magical Realism Novels

On the elusive definition of magical realism, plus a rich and diverse list of recent magical realism novels to explore.

The Most Bookish Cities in the World

Here are some of the most bookish cities in the world, from the city with the most libraries to the best city for writers to live.

5 Recent Books About Losing a Parent

Books like Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart may provide comfort and catharsis to those grieving for a parent.

10 Thought-Provoking Road Trip Books

These contemporary road trip books, like Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar, consider the ways a person’s body influences how they are able to move across the roadways.

On the Unpredictable Impact of Books

We've all had the experience of a book impacting us in an unpredictable way. This reader muses about those books' impact on her life.