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 Other Letters: Romance Beyond Gay and Lesbian in LGBTQ+

After I wrote a starter list for romance a couple months ago, a few commenters asked for suggestions for queer ...

Read ‘Em: Steampunk and Gaslamp

Steampunk fiction was a late discovery for me, in the scheme of things. I love historical fiction; I love science ...

Adventures in a New Kryptonite: Superman Origin Stories

We’ve established that I’m always late to the party. Partly because I tend to read in trades, and partly because ...

What to Read While You’re Waiting for EMPIRE to Come Back

Empire’s not on this week, and damn if that isn’t a travesty. Nobody expected FOX’s Empire to be the sleeper ...

Why We Need Inclusive Lit, Not Just Diverse Lit

A few weeks ago, I attended a small but well-attended author panel featuring Jenny Han, Isabel Quintero, and Jason Reynolds ...

3 (+3) on a YA Theme: Compelling Female Protagonists Who Happen to be Muslim

When you think of contemporary fiction, particularly in young adult literature, many people might come up with similar images of ...

Comics Recommendation Engine: Ready Player One

In the Comics Recommendation Engine, we recommend comics for your favorite books. I didn’t get to experience much of the ...

Dreams of Page to Stage: Comics We Want to be Musicals

When Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark started previews in 2011, I was pretty excited. Two of my favorite things, Spider-Man ...

10 Essential Reads for Romance Newbies

Around the same time my classmates discovered Judy Blume’s Forever, I discovered a bookshelf in my basement. The top shelf ...

#TBT: Submitting to the Call of Superman: Earth One

With Volume Three coming out yesterday, I thought it was high time I finally dug into Superman: Earth One. There ...