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Emily Stochl

Emily is a proud Midwesterner, living in Iowa. Reading literary fiction has always been her favorite. She also enjoys yoga and tending to her hundreds of houseplants -- you might say Emily is a bit “crunchy granola." She is the producer and host of a podcast about vintage and second-hand style, called Pre-Loved Podcast. She’s really into sustainability, and old things! IG: @emilymstochl

15 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Readers

This list of eco-friendly gifts for readers includes a wide variety of sustainable goodies from totes to mugs to blankets to notebooks.

How To Find Upcoming Book Releases by Date

Five sites and resources that organize upcoming book releases by date, and will make keeping track of upcoming releases a lot easier on you.

Book Cover Design Trends for 2020

Maybe you can't judge a book by its cover but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy one and anticipate upcoming book cover trends.

Interview with Lyz Lenz on GOD LAND and Religious and Political Divides

GOD LAND author Lyz Lenz talks about growing up evangelical, and the process of investigating religion and politics in the Midwest.

7 Cool Things Libraries Are Doing, Beyond the Books

Libraries are awesome, don't you agree? Looking up library services, beyond the books, here are seven cool library initiatives I found and love. 

Literary Tourism: Eastern Iowa, With Indie Bookstores Galore

Take a tour of the indie book shops and cool literary locations of Eastern Iowa.

Celebrities I Wish Had a Book Club and What They Could Read First

Waiting for your favorite celeb to start a book club so you can combine your book love with your fandom? Well, it can't hurt to dream.

Stocking My Ereader for an International Train Travel Adventure

What one reader found great company in while partaking in international train travel.

A Bookish Trip Down Memory Lane

A 90s kid turns 28 and takes a bookish trip down memory lane, reflecting on books read at age eight in 1999 and age 18 in 2009.

15 Books With Heat