Giovanna Centeno

A polyglot reader, Giovanna Centeno is best described as a traveling book hoarder. Born and raised in the Amazonian region of Brazil, she studied Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies in Switzerland, before moving to her current home in Lisbon, Portugal. Gi is always traveling and reading, and you can tag along on her next bookish adventure by following @gcreads on Instagram.

A Very Brief History of Comic Books

A brief history of comic books, from their start to contemporary times. Get to know the medium and its rise in popularity.

Living in Haunted Houses: Reading Shirley Jackson in Quarantine

On the experience of reading and examining Shirley Jackson's commentary on women and domesticity, and the author's legacy in horror.

8 Awesome Zombie Books for Adults

An undead reading list for adults, from creature horror fiction to nonfiction on the history of zombies in pop culture.

A Brief Guide to Comic Book Art Styles

A brief guide to the evolution of comic book art styles, from the early days of comic strips to present day.

15 Fantastic YouTube Book Reviewers For Your Viewing Pleasure

For more in-depth reviews or some laughs, these are some of the best channels for YouTube book reviews and related bookish content. 

What Happens to Our Brains When We Read?

If reading and writing are abnormal activities for the human brain, how well can most of us actually read? One reader embarks on a bookish investigation.

A Writer’s Work Week: 5 Days as 5 Authors

How one reader took a cue from five different writers and tested out their work day schedules to see if they would inspire creative productivity.

10 Nonfiction Titles That Will Change the Way You See Books

These nonfiction books about books will give you insight into the personal experiences of book lovers and historical perspectives on our favorite subject.

Bookish TED Talks For When You Can’t Read Right Now

Can't read? Maybe a bookish TED Talk can help you find a little literary enjoyment in your life right now.

Reading Pathways: Alberto Manguel

A self-proclaimed life long reader and accidental writer, Alberto Manguel has worn many hats in his life, and has written many great books.

5 Books About Horror to Help You Cope With Anxiety

Some prefer comforting tales, but this reader prefers the macabre, get to know the genre, the brains behind it, and fun facts with these books about horror.

2020’s Must-Read And Best Crime Thriller Books

If you love to learn about obscure parts of history, or just like to be at the edge of your seat, these are the best crime thriller books of 2020!

The Library of the Future: New Ways To Think About Libraries

Taking a look at some of the world's most innovative libraries and library projects as a way of looking toward the future of these important institutions.

10 Feminist Historical Fiction Titles To Add To Your TBR

Get a feminist perspective on Ethiopian history, the Kuala Lampur race riots, and more with these feminist historical fiction books.

Rereading PERSEPOLIS in 2020: What I’ve Learned and What to Read Next

A reader on revisiting Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir PERSEPOLIS, and finding a cultural connection as well as more books like PERSEPOLIS.

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