Annika Barranti Klein

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

What I Did When I Wasn’t Reading

A non-comprehensive list of things one Rioter did while she wasn't reading.

Reading Aloud To Older Kids

The case for reading to kids long after they can read to themselves.

Why Modernizing Nancy Drew Doesn’t Work

A modern Nancy Drew is a Nancy Drew we don't really like.

The Amber Sequel: More Dark Materials Are Coming!

Philip Pullman is writing a companion trilogy to His Dark Materials

Magic Rules in Emerald City and The Wizard of Oz

How faithful is the Emerald City show to the magic rules in The Wizard of Oz?

9 Novels To Read If You Loved Carrie Fisher

Novels to read to celebrate the life of Carrie Fisher.

A Year of #OwnVoices

One reader on how she'll spend the upcoming year reading books by authors the new President considers "Other."

The Magic of Shirley Jackson’s Opening Paragraphs

A look at the opening paragraphs of Shirley Jackson's books, to commemorate her 100th birthday.

Happy 100th Birthday, Shirley Jackson

Rioters pay tribute to the great Shirley Jackson.

100 Must-Read Works of Noir

Works of noir (fiction and nonfiction!) to pick up.