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Carina Pereira

Carina Pereira, born in '87, in Portugal. Moved to Belgium in 2011. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, since 2019. Embroiderer, avid reader, and changing interests as the mood strikes. Whiles away the time by improvising stand-up comedy routines she'll never get to perform. Books are a life-long affair, audiobooks a life-changing discovery of adulthood. Ravenclaw. Selling books by day, writer by night. Contact

Friday Fund Days: Drop Some Dollars And Help Some Classrooms!

Drop some change and help these classroom literacy projects.

Gaining a Newly Found Love for Comics Through Hilda

How one hesitant comics reader developed a newfound love for the form, and a path to other comics, through the delightful all-ages series Hilda.

Reading Pathways: Donna Tartt

Get into the works of Donna Tartt, author of THE SECRET HISTORY, THE GOLDFINCH, and more, with this handy reading order guide.

True Story: Great Nonfiction In Audio

Put some nonfiction audio into your ears.

The Value and Educational Benefit of Reading Comics

A reader who incorporated more comics into her reading life discusses the value and educational benefits of visual storytelling.

Quiz: Which Owl From Harry Potter Are You Based On Your Reading Habits?

I was about 21, riding a scooter on my way home from work, when I noticed a shadow over my ...

Button Poetry Fans Are In Luck: Audiobooks Are Now Available

Spoken word and slam poetry have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They have captured readers’ attention for ...

Vote For Your Favourite Librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award

Do you think librarians kick ass and are real life-savers, bookish heroes we should all protect and support? Then check out the I Love My Librarian Award!

How Audiobooks Kept Me Afloat in a Job I Don’t Like

On the verge of moving on to a new country for a new start, a reader reflects on the role audiobooks played in lessening her struggle as a housecleaner.

VS Podcast: The Books That Make Season Two

Season three of VS is out, and here are the edited works of the authors invited to the second season ...

VS Podcast: The Books That Make Season One

I’ve presented VS here before; it’s a wonderful poetry podcast that gives voice to minority poets and shows how poetry ...

Please Translate This, or, The Frustration of Wanting People to Read Your Favourite Untranslated Book

"It can feel a bit like you’re just there sitting on your own, with no one to talk to, very often just screaming into the void. It sucks."

Tips On How To Read More Poetry

If you're trying to fit more verses into your life this year, consult this handy list of helpful tips on how to read more poetry.

Cover Face-Off: THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS By Rupi Kaur

Which of the buzzy, relatable covers do you prefer? Take the poll for this cover face-off for THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS by Rupi Kaur!

My Love for Buying Books Is Waning and I Feel Guilty About It

A reader on striving for a less cluttered life, and mourning a loss of interest in purchasing books on a whim.