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Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

I Don’t Read Fan Fiction for the Plot

Read on to find out why this Rioter doesn't turn to fanfiction for the plot (mostly) and what makes the form ideal reading material.

Whoops, We Got Vegas Married

It's all fun and games until you wake up attached to another human by legally binding paperwork and some jewelry.

The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Were…A Choice

Taking a deep dive into the Black casting choices in Netflix's adaptation of BRIDGERTON.

10 Queer Comics and Manga That Made 2020 Bearable

Get through the rest of the year with some sweet, queer comics and manga, including I Married My Best Friend to Shut My Parents Up by Kodama Naoko.

Read Harder: A Fat-Positive Romance

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a fat-positive romance.

Friendships in Black and Multicultural Romance

Squad goals! Find more reasons to include friends in matters of the heart with these friendships in Black and multicultural romance.

How To Start An Online Book Club From The Library

Steps for starting an online library book club, or converting an existing one that’s been on hiatus, while we wait for the ability to meet in person again.

Choose Your Romance: Fluff or Fight

Do you prefer to read books with a lot of fight right now? Or are you of the fluff preference? We've got a roundup of romance reads ranked on its fight-or-fluff scale.

On Queer Black Women In Love

Looking for books about Black women living and loving? Check out these romance books where queer Black women get their happily ever after.

On Netflix, Adaptations, and Redheads

After VIRGIN RIVER and SWEET MAGNOLIAS, Netflix could do with adapting some romance properties that don't involve redheads starting afresh in small towns.

RWA Announces The Vivian—and Cans the RITAs

The Vivian will replace the RITA Awards, which have seen some controversy over the past few years, and will have new standards for judging.

Breaking Up with Kindle Unlimited: Not Forever, Just for Now

Having a surplus of books at your fingertips sounds like the reader's dream, but this Kindle Unlimited subscriber decided enough was enough.

Con Love: Romantic Stories Set at Cons

Romantic stories set at cons are your perfect books to read right now.

The Ripped Bodice’s Fourth Annual Diversity Report

The Ripped Bodice, the United States’s first romance-dedicated bookstore, has announced their fourth annual report on the State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing.

Black History, With Love

For Black History Month and beyond, read Black romance novels and stories that show the importance of love in tough times.