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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

22 Black Romance Novelists Who Are Not Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins writes amazing historical romance, but there are black romance writers in every sub-genre. Start with these!

A Tectonic Shift in my Reading: Settling into the DC Camp

I have been feeling a little out of comics lately, but I have noticed a shift in my reading preferences. ...

I Weeded My Goodreads To-read Shelf and It Felt Amazing

We book people have this thing where we grow attached to books. And that is great. Sure, we sometimes find ...

How to Appreciate Parodies of Things You Love

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” ...

Saying Goodbye to Marvel Unlimited

Last week, I got the “new this week” email from Marvel Unlimited, and realized it had been several months since ...

A Reader’s Guide to Mozart, His Life, and Afterlife

It’s Mozart’s Birthday! 2016 marks the 260th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791), and any ...

The Year of Discovering Wonder Woman

This is it. This is the year. I’m finally going to read the Wonder Woman stories that I’ve already kind ...

Guess A Book in Six Words

I finally got tagged on one of those “summarize your favorite book in six words, but don’t tell us what ...

7 Apps for your Bookish Resolutions

Do you have some bookish resolutions for 2016? Do you want to start a project, or read a certain thing, ...

How To Weed Your Bookshelves

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Love Westerns? Then Read These Western Comics.

We here at Panels are taking some much needed time off; in the meantime, we’re revisiting some favorite old posts ...

A Year of Not Counting: My Time Off From the Goodreads Challenge

At the end of last year, I made the decision that I would not be participating in the Goodreads Reading ...

How To Weed Your Bookshelves

I have a lot of books. What I don’t have is a lot of shelving. This means that while I ...

We Need More Gothic Comics (Hello, CRIMSON PEAK!)

Have you seen Crimson Peak? Wasn’t it great? (If you haven’t, what are you doing? Now is the perfect time ...

Comics Get Challenged, Too: Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week in the US. During one week, we highlight our freedom to read and our right to ...

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