Chris M. Arnone

Chris was weaned on comic books and Hardy Boys novels, finding his first literary love in Lord of the Flies, and lasting love through Ray Bradbury. He reads and writes nerdy fiction in equal parts with literary fiction and poetry these days, but his imagination still leans toward the magical. He also performs on many stages in Kansas City, where he lives with his wife Christy and their cats. ​

10 Historical Mystery Series to Whisk You Away

With the global pandemic turning every social media visit into doomscrolling, find refuge in these great historical mystery series.

Your Batman Reading Order: How to Catch Up on The Dark Knight

Here's your Batman reading order to catch you up before the release of next year's feature film: The Batman.

8 Major Changes: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Comic vs. Show

Adaption always leads to changes from the source material, so here's a rundown of The Umbrella Academy: comic vs. show.

A Century of Shakespeare and Company

A look back at the history of the 100-year-old Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris.

Our Favorite San Diego Comic-Con Panels to Watch at Home

That long list of San Diego Comic-Con panels can be daunting, so here are our favorite San Diego Comic-Con panels to get you started!

More Bookish and Literary Masks for Your Pandemic Life

If I'm wearing it, it's fashion, right? As the pandemic rages on, you need more masks, so why not show your bookish side with some literary masks?

10 Audiobook Thrillers With Complicated Relationships

If thrillers with complicated relationships are your cup of murder-y tea, here are some audiobook thrillers to keep you in suspense.

The Struggle of Writing Poetry During a Pandemic

Published poets like Henri Cole and Sachiko Murakami discuss their own difficulties and successes in writing poetry during a pandemic.

15 Fascinating Books Like DUNE

With two movies and a series coming to HBO Max, everybody is talking about Frank Herbert's Dune. Already read it? Here are 15 books like DUNE for your TBR!

How to Read Kindle Books on PC or Mac

So you want to read a Kindle book, but don't have a Kindle? Library physically closed? Here's how to read Kindle books on PC or Mac.

How Teaching Taught Me More About YA Books

MFA student Chris M. Arnone took a freshman-level course, helped teach it, and learned more about YA books than he bargained for.

What Does a Poet Laureate Do?

The position is a great honor, but what, exactly, does a Poet Laureate do? Find out what the Library of Congress asks of it Laureates here.

Intersex Reading MIDDLESEX

An intersex reader on the experience of reading Jeffrey Eugenides' MIDDLESEX, a story about an intersex character, and searching for representation.

Deadpool: A Character Primer

Inclusivity in the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2015

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