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Emma Allmann

In addition to learning how to write creatively at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emma Allmann spends her time lugging books along with her on outdoor adventures. She uses hiking, running, cross-country skiing, and climbing as time to discover new and interesting things to write about. She has had a play produced at the Marcia Légère Student Play Festival and writes about the books she reads on her blog, I'm Right Here Because I'm Not All There. When she's not reading, writing, or adventuring she can be found making a list of good names for ice-cream. Twitter: @Emryal

Fiction Books To Fill the Winter Olympics-Sized Hole In Your Life

Seven fiction books centered around winter sports to help fill the Winter Olympic-sized hole in your life!

Books to Read If You’re Psyched About The Winter Olympics

Are you excited about the Winter Olympics? Do you think you might want to know more? Here is a list of books to read if you're psyched to watch the Winter Olympics and want to understand them better.

What Is Magical Realism?

What is Magical Realism? It can be hard to pin down. Ultimately we have the authors of Latin America to thank for this, quite literally, fantastic genre. Magical Realism has come to encompass surealism and fabulism and helps us to reconsider the realities we've become too embroiled in to think about questioning.

5 Ways to Slow Down and Smell the Metaphorical Roses While Reading

Everybody reads at different paces, but if you need a little help slowing down every once in while here are 5 tricks that have helped one Rioter.

4 Ways to Find Time for Books This Holiday Season

How to sneak in some reading time during the holiday season.

Reading To Straighten Out The Feels

"The characters become vessels for my feelings who test out all the possible paths for me."

5 Reasons Local Bookstores are Better Than The City Info Booth

Want to explore a new city? Skip the city's info booth and head to the independent bookstores.

Reading Fast is Overrated

On the problem that is habitually reading fast and skimming, and the benefits of slowing down to fully take in the words, setting, and story.

The Power of Stories and #MeToo

On the power of books, stories, and #metoo.

7 Bookish People You’ll Meet In College

From the New Beginnings Book Lover to the Bookish Soulmate, here are 7 of the many bookish people you might encounter on college campuses.

The Problem With Powell’s

A reader is both underwhelmed and overwhelmed by Powell's and popular book destinations because even extroverts need personal space to enjoy an experience.

How To Pack For Your Bookish Backpacking Trip

A how to on packing for a bookish backpacking trip because nobody is interested in being stranded without reading material.

To My Friends That Don’t Read

Just because a friend doesn't enjoy reading, doesn't mean they aren't worthwhile.

Emma Watson is Hiding Books Around Paris

Hermione Granger, erm, Emma Watson the Book Fairy is at it again--hiding copies of THE HANDMAID'S TALE around Paris.

Use a Book to Stay in Touch With Friends

The secret to maintaining a friendship is...books!

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