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. Blog: Crooked Prose. Twitter: @alholstrom.

The Best Bookish Versions of the Dolly Parton Challenge

The Bookternet came in full force to play along with the Dolly Parton Challenge. Please enjoy the book nerdery from publishers and readers alike.

48 Siriusly Riddikulus Harry Potter Puns and Pickup Lines

Enjoy a whole bunch of ridiculous Harry Potter puns and pickup lines that are cute and fun and also naughty and gross and so funny.

Elizabeth Wurtzel Has Died at 52

Read Harder: An Audiobook of Poetry

Here are some recommendations of audiobooks of poetry—in contemporary poetry, classic poetry, and novels in verse—for the Read Harder 2020 task.

The Best Epigraphs of 2019

Here they are: The best epigraphs of 2019. It was hard to pare this list down to just 20 lovely opening quotations that set the tone for their books.

Bookish White Elephant Gifts That Won’t Break the Bank

Don't get caught empty-handed at the office gift exchange. From candles to fortune jars, find reasonably priced white elephant gifts for book lovers.

10 of the Best Nonfiction Comics on Hoopla

Here are 10 must-read nonfiction comics on Hoopla, spanning the topics of racism, mental illness, family history, and more.

How To Remove Stickers From Books

We tested a bunch of methods for how to remove stickers from books using hair dryers, Goo Gone, and nail polish remover. Here are our tips!

6 Cute Graphic Memoirs About Relationships

Get your tea and blanket ready for some cute graphic memoirs about relationships to keep you warm this fall.

50+ of the Most Magical DIY Harry Potter Crafts

We've compiled 50+ of the most magical Harry Potter crafts for your classroom, home decor, party decor, holiday decor, and, well, just for fun. Lumos. 

10 Short Graphic Novels and Memoirs to Read in One Sitting

When life is too hard or too busy, pick up a graphic novel to read in one sitting is just what the doctor ordered. Here are 10 one-sitting comic books that get the job done.

25+ of the Best Grammar Puns

Enjoy some of the very best grammar puns to make you cackle like a witch and then groan and cover your face in shame. 

Michelle Obama Publishing Companion Journal to BECOMING

Michelle Obama will publish a guided journal, full of inspiring quotes and questions, as a companion to her bestselling memoir, Becoming.

10 Books Like GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE (…But Much Better)

Here are 10 books like GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE, but better. These books take a look at self-help with a more cultural lens, and offer practical insights.

A Newbie’s Guide to Reading True Crime

In this newbie's guide to reading true crime, we look at the classics and must-reads, followed by books about the people who work alongside crime.