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

How My ADHD Diagnosis Changed My Relationship with Self-Help Books

A reader on their relationship with self-help books and living with ADHD.

Scary Books That Doomed Millennials as Kids

If you remember staying up way past your bedtime reading in the 80s and 90s, you may remember these scary books that doomed millennials as kids.

How to Start Reading (If You’ve Never Liked Reading Before)

If you want to learn how to start reading more, but have been too intimidated to try, consider trying these helpful tips.

35 Must-Read Books About Racism

One way to fight racism, anti-semitism, islamophobia, and xenophobia in your backyard is to read books about racism. Consider this your jumping off point.

Bookish Crafts to Do in Quarantine

If you've been bitten by the crafting bug, but don't want to make a run to the store, try these 10 bookish crafts you can do in quarantine.

What is With All of the Self-Help Books With Swear Words in the Title?

You've seen them everywhere. But who writes all these self-help books with swear words? Where did they come from? Are they here to stay?

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.

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