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Elizabeth Allen

Lifelong book lover, Elizabeth Allen managed to get a degree in something completely unrelated that she never intends to use. She’s a proud Connecticut native who lives in a picturesque small town with her black olive-obsessed toddler daughter, her prom date-turned-husband, and her two dim-witted cats Penny Lane and Gretchen Wieners. She spends her days trying to find a way to be paid to read while drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching episodes of Gilmore girls until the DVDs fail, waiting for her husband to feed her, and being obnoxiously vain about her hair. Elizabeth’s work can be found at, where she is currently reading and reviewing all of the books referenced in Gilmore girls. She is also the cohost of two podcasts discussing the work of Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Under the Floorboards” and “Stumbling Ballerinas”). Basically, her entire goal in life is to be a bookish Lorelai Gilmore. She clearly dreams big. Twitter: @BWRBooks

Mark Ruffalo and the #PayItForwardChallenge

Get inspired to do some literary good by Mark Ruffalo.

Words and Music: Popular Songs Turned Children’s Books

Popular songs that have become children's books...and the songs that should be come children's books.

12 Literary Quotes for Your Holiday Cards

Bookish quotes to include in your holiday cards!

Out of Faulks to Give: My 21 Months with THE SOUND AND THE FURY

Why one reader stuck it out and finished The Sound and The Fury...after almost two years.

Book Fetish: Volume 277

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Authors: They’re Just Like Us

Authors are just like us. They food brag, they get their lives at Target, they share their shame on social media...and we love all of it.

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in September

What was the best book you read in September?

Read Like a Clinton: A Round Up of Literary References in WHAT HAPPENED

It turns out there's a bounty of literary references in WHAT HAPPENED, Hillary Clinton's new memoir, and we've rounded up a bunch of them for you.

The Art of Picking Books for a Book Club

Figuring out how to pick books for a book club can be tricky, but this how-to provides a starting point for choosing the right books.

Looking Into The Glass Castle: A Conversation with Jeannette Walls About Connection

We chatted with Jeanette Walls about the new adaptation of her book, The Glass Castle

Read to Me: Let’s Make Adult Storytime a Thing

Being read to is a beautiful thing at any age.

From Pemberley to Trump Tower: Jane Austen Quotes Meet Trump Tweets

What would Trump supporters think if they saw Jane Austen quotes shared on social media? We've got some ideas!

Soar with Reading: JetBlue and Random House Children’s Books Build Kid’s Libraries

Learn about JetBlue, their Soar with Reading program, and their book vending machines!

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Loving (Yet Complicated) Families

Mini-reviews of books about loving families with their own issues.

New John Green Book to be Released this Fall

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2017!