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Annika Barranti Klein

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

The Best Love Scenes in Books: 22 Examples of Sweet and Heat

Whether you like it sweet and teasing or hot and steamy, these best love scenes in books are irresistibly delicious.

Everything I Know About Outlander, Which I Have Never Read (or Watched)

Just because I've never seen Outlander doesn't mean I am not qualified to tell you all about Outlander! (It should, but nobody stopped me.)

8 Recent Diverse Westerns

These excellent and recent diverse Westerns feature Indigenous perspectives, stories about Chinese Americans, Tejanos, and more.

2021 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

Announcing the 2021 Hugo Award finalists for best novel, best series, the Lodestar Award for Best YA Novel, and more.

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.