Christine Ro

Christine writes about books for Literary Hub, VICE, and the Ploughshares blog. She occasionally writes about other topics, because someone once told her (although it seemed implausible) that there’s life outside of books. Blog: https://www.christinero.com

The Processes for Deciding English-Language Fiction Prizes

Literary prizes can be useful ways of highlighting certain books. How the heck do the Caine, Booker, Not the Booker, and Pulitzer Prizes get chosen?

The Economic Case for Supporting Libraries

Libraries do so much for so many, but what about the economic evidence of these benefits? Learn about the return on investment of libraries.

Bring On The Awwws: 10 Sweet And Cute Comics About Love

I’ve got a small, stony heart, yet these comics made even me crack a smile or an “Aww.” Check out these comics about love.

6 Tips for Slow Reading

In a world that’s geared toward speeding up, we've got advice on how to read slowly, from reading out loud to choosing the right books.

Your Intro to Manhwa and Webtoons

Manhwa is the Korean version of manga. This is what you should know about this genre and where to get started with the best recs. 

How a Polish Punk Cartoonist Became a Union Organizer in Sweden

On the personal and political impact of WAGE SLAVES, a graphic memoir about immigration and the erosion of rights at work by Daria Bogdanksa.

Has DISCLOSURE Aged Well in a MeToo Era?

A close look back at Michael Crichton's DISCLOSURE and how the power and workplace dynamics read from where we stand in the #MeToo era.

Things ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Characters Do with Books Besides Reading Them

Libraries Act as Cooling Centers in Heatwaves

Quiz: Original Jeeves and Wooster Quote or Quote from Homage?

Can you tell the difference between quotes taken from original Jeeves and Wooster novels and short stories, and quotes from the parodies?

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