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D.R. Baker

D.R. Baker's writing has appeared at Memoir Mixtapes, Bright Wall/Dark Room, The Young Folks, Independent Music News, and others. As a musician, they have played guitar and bass for various acts over the past decade. Raised in New Jersey, educated in Ohio, and with brief forays into Michigan and Nevada, Dan now lives in New York City with their partner. Website: | Twitter: @danbakerisokay

Why Read Fiction in This Age of Atrocity?

In light of a great deal of atrocity in the news, both in the United States and globally, one reader wrestles with the question, "Why read fiction?"

The Subtle Magic of Reading on an Airplane

Do you find the reading experience improved in-flight? Here's one reader on why reading on an airplane is such a pleasurable experience.

Reading in the Age of the Personalized Book Subscription Service

One reader celebrates the personalization of subscription boxes, with particular regard for their favorite personalized book subscription service (hint: it's TBR)

Redwall, Determinism, and Making Peace with Flawed Favorites

One reader returns to a favorite young adult series and analyzes the determinism in REDWALL that pervades the whole series.

50 Must-Read Books Set in Schools

Whether you hated it or loved it, schools make for fascinating and dynamic settings. Get that homework done and read these books set in school.

Essay Collections Keep Saving Me

On the essay collection that rescued one reader from a slump, opening the door to more life-altering essays and an overall leveled-up reading life.

8 Great Picture Books for New Parents

When it's time to welcome a little one into the world, pick up, or gift, one of these excellent picture books for new parents and the littlest of readers.

10 Crockpot Cookbooks to Up Your Slow Cooker Game

25 Best Anxiety Books Exploring the Condition’s Multitudes

Within the pages of the best anxiety books, you can expect thorough investigations of how to navigate the world while living with anxiety.

Transgender Children’s Books to Remain in Children’s Section, Votes Library Board

An update to the Andover Public Library potentially pulling children's books featuring transgender characters from the children's section: there they stay.