Riot Headline Winners of the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Announced

Annika Barranti Klein

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

The Life and Wild Times of O. Henry

A look at the life and times of "The Gift of the Magi" author O. Henry. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy post!

12 More Movies For YA Readers

Pop some corn and enjoy these movies for YA readers, including fans of The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer.

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.