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Blair Carpenter

Trained as an opera singer, Blair Carpenter has spent her entire life entrenched in financially unstable artistic pursuits. A native of the southern US, she is now a resident of Colorado. Blair can be found watching Bob's Burgers with her dog Edith, dressing as Elsa on the weekends for children's parties, or writing the next Mediocre American Novel. She's terrified of Twitter, so find her on Instagram @blairlovesbooks

20 Must-Read Books for Nature Lovers

Whether you're an experienced free climber or rarely hike to your mailbox, if you crave more adventure and wilderness, read these books for nature lovers.

5 Self-Help Books That Actually Helped Me

I can’t speak universally, but I do know that the following self-help books have greatly altered my life for the better in specific and long-lasting ways. 

10 Biggest Disasters for Any Bookworm

Reading can be a wonderful thing, but beware the reading disaster. Whether it's a lost bookmark or spoilers, these scenarios are a bookworm's nightmares.

How Gail Carson Levine Helped Me Love Myself

"Are soft and sensitive girls allowed to be protagonists, too?" Here's how Gail Carson Levine's works (and their adaptations) helped one reader bloom.

When Not to DNF

If you're struggling with whether or not to finish a book, consider these points and make up your mind about when not to DNF.

Explore Icelandic Literary Culture

Take a tour of bookish Iceland and explore Icelandic literary culture boasting the most writers per capita, the most books published per capita, and more.