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).

The Surprising Joy of the Slow Read

Even if you can finish hundreds of books in a year, there can be value in slowing down and reading a book over a long period of time.

6 Romances Featuring Librarians In Love

These romance books about librarians really dig into the work that librarians do, and give them a well-deserved Happily Ever After.

Get Ready for the 2021 Queer Blackathon!

Join the second annual Queer Blackathon! Celebrate queer Black lit this Juneteenth with a group read, reading prompts, and more.

Dear Netflix: Adapt These Queer Black and Multicultural Romances

Dear Netflix, here's our queer Black and multicultural wish list. Please get to adapting these post-haste, thanks!

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.