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Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC. Joining the family business as a member of the Grammar Police at an early age, she studied Humanities in college, where she discovered her knack for writing, as long as it was short. A member of that no-longer-rare-breed that went straight into Library School from college, she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up. Instead of spending her time thinking about it, she can be found attempting to meet her Goodreads reading challenge or singing classical masterworks in a symphony hall somewhere. Twitter: JessIsReading

My Kryptonite: Outside Continuity

I love it when authors give me familiar stories in a new form. But what excites me even more is ...

My Kryptonite: Snark

Whether in prose or comics, I love a good smartass. Maybe this comes from my watching too much Spider-Man as ...

Throwback Thursday: Truth: Red, White, and Black

While everyone else is out celebrating New Comic Wednesday, I’m usually thinking about Throwback Thursday: the perpetual state of backlog ...

Leonard Bernstein for the Bookish

Since I missed his birthday, I thought it fitting that I talk about Leonard Bernstein on the anniversary of his ...

Throwback Thursday: Romantic Confessions

It’s fair to say that there are thousands upon thousands of options for a comics reader, even if they only ...

Biting the Bullet: Embracing Audiobooks

I like to listen to music at work. I have a very task-related job, so I like having something there ...

Read It Before You See It: Operas Based On Books

There are very few operas performed these days that are not based on someone’s book somewhere. There are many books ...

Genre Kryptonite: Time Travel

Picture it: A nineteen year old girl, studying abroad for the summer. Her entire cohort has traveled by bus to ...

Literary Tourism: Tucson, Arizona

When my husband and I made the decision to move to his hometown, I used the knowledge gathered from several ...

Read It Before You See It: Broadway Musicals Edition

As you plan your fall trip to New York (real or imaginary), you had better make a trip through your ...

Marvel NOW is Rocking Diversity

When Marvel Comics announced that October would bring us a new run of Thor, featuring a woman warrior wielding Mjolnir, ...

The Case for Reading Plays

When the Tonys ended a couple weeks ago, I found myself adding a couple new plays to my mental list. ...

How I Failed At My Book-Buying Ban

Hi, my name is Jess and I have a problem. I have too many books. Most of us will say ...

Why Pseudonyms?

I got to the end of a novel today, and, though I’ve read multiple titles by the author before, I ...

Maya & Me: A Reflection

The first time I read “Still I Rise,” I think I was in third grade. I understood the words, but ...

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