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Jeffrey Davies

Jeffrey Davies is a professional introvert and writer with imposter syndrome whose work spans the worlds of pop culture, books, music, feminism, and mental health. In addition to Book Riot, his writing can be found at Collider, PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and other places. Find him on his website and follow him on Twitter @teeveejeff and Instagram @jeffreyreads. He is also the co-host of a Gilmore Girls podcast, Coffee With a Shot of Cynicism.

Portals to the Past: The Wonderful World of Used Books

On the irrefutable magic of used books and used bookstores.

On Reading May Sarton’s JOURNAL OF A SOLITUDE After Our Own Year of Solitude

I decided maybe it was time to check out the journal that had inspired this deep dive into my own creative psyche.

Why I Started Keeping a Reading Journal

Why the pandemic convinced this Rioter to start keeping a reading journal after a lifetime of avoiding journalling.

How WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE Helped Put Pandemic Anxiety Into Words

How watching WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? helped one reader name the inner monsters and demons that started appearing last year.

Reading Less, Living More: Dispatches From a Pandemic Reading Life

How one Rioter realized that reading could no longer be used as a way to outrun anxiety, and returned to reading for pleasure.

How Shopping at a Local Indie Bookstore Made Me Feel Whole Again

How one reader realized the dream of spending a glorious chunk of time browsing the shelves of a local independent bookstore.

5 Great Books About Mary Tyler Moore for WJM Fans

Fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, we've got some great nonfiction reads all about your fave TV star in these books about Mary Tyler Moore.

How Gay YA Books Help Me Find Myself as an Adult

There is still a long way to go in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, but in the meantime, reading YA books your younger self needed is a balm.

5 of the Best Sylvia Plath Biographies

Get to know the woman behind timeless classics, including THE BELL JAR, through these insightful Sylvia Plath biographies.

I Read Slower Now and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

A reader on how the pandemic has forced him to reevaluate why he reads quickly and to read slower as he returns to reading for pleasure.