Ashley Holstrom

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

Words Romance Novels Have Ruined for Me

When you read romance, you end up with a slew of words that are forever ruined in your brain. Because they now are inherently sexy.

Highlights of Books Entering the Public Domain in 2019

Best Epigraphs of 2018

Goodreads Giveaways: Answers To FAQs for Finding and Entering

The world of Goodreads giveaways can be daunting, but we're here to help with this FAQ, answering if Goodreads giveaways are safe and how to enter them.

Instagram Accounts that Celebrate Book Cover Design

Fill your Instagram feed with beautiful book covers and follow these accounts helmed by people in the creative industry who curate the best designs.

Thoughts I Had During My Latest Reading Slump

Reading slumps are the worst. Here are some thoughts I had during my latest nightmare, accompanied by gifs to make it less terrible.

21 Bookish Art Departments to Follow on Instagram

Kickstart This: The Vulva Gallery — The Book!

The Vulva Gallery is an illustration series of all kinds of vulvas with the goal of educating. And now there's a Kickstarter to make it a book.

Cool, Cozy November Book Covers

The Best Bookish Halloween Costumes of 2018

This year provided the best bookish Halloween costumes. We got Lara Jean Covey. We got Wonder Woman. We got Black Panther. And we got Pennywise.