Annika Barranti Klein

Annika Barranti Klein likes books, obviously.   Twitter: @noirbettie

Mary Wollstonecraft or Mary Shelley? How to Tell the Difference

How to tell the difference between Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and the Mary Wollstonecraft statue.

Why Are Teenage Girls So Scary?

Why are teenage girls so scary? This reader takes a look at how a few frightening fictional teens are characterized.

So, Horror Baking Books Are A Thing

Didn't know horror baking books were a thing? We're here to enlighten you and haunt your kitchen with these chilling cookbooks, including True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol, Alan Ball, and Alex Farnum.

What is Gothic Horror? 18 Examples of the Genre

A gothic horror story should fill you with unease in its quieter passages and full-on dread at other times. Here are the best examples, including Crimson Peak by Nancy Holder and Guillermo del Toro.

What’s She Got In Her Pocketses? Women’s Suffrage and Pockets

How are pockets and women's suffrage related? Take a look at pockets in women's fashion as well as literary and historical media about women's pockets.

Bookish Stamps From the USPS

Help save the USPS and up your book nerdery with these bookish postage stamps you can buy right now.

Summer Lovin’: 10 Romances Set in Summertime

The romance is excellent, the settings are igniting my wanderlust, and they are well-written escapism at its finest. Get ready for some fun summer romances.

13 Movies About Authors

Let's take a peek into the lives of writers with these compelling movies about authors, some of them truer to real life than others.

The Best Bread Books For Your Quarantine Baking

Perhaps you've never baked bread, or it's been a while. These tried-and-true bread books can get you started on your baking journey.

20 Must-Read Small Press Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Have a quick bite of these excellent small press short story collections and anthologies sampling a wide variety of genres, themes, and perspectives.

13 Books Like Red Dead Redemption

If you enjoy Westerns and playing (or watching) RED DEAD REDEMPTION, don't miss out on these readalikes for fans of the popular game.

What is the Great American Novel?

The concept of the Great American Novel has been debated and criticized. What exactly is this singular work of fiction? We're taking a look.

2020 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The 2020 Hugo Award finalists have been announced.

Genre Primer: Short Story Examples in (Almost) Every Genre

These short story examples are all free online, and every story has been paired with a novel in case you need more of that genre right away.

New York City in Children’s and Young Adult SFF

A bustling, fascinating city makes the perfect setting, or portal to, worlds of fantasy and imagination in these New York City SFF books for young readers.