Julia Rittenberg

Julia is a professional nerd who can be spotted in the wild lounging with books in the park in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA in International Studies from the University of Chicago and an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute. She loves fandom, theater, cheese, and Edith Piaf. Find her on Twitter @Juliaismagic.

The Importance of Pandemic Diaries

It may be that the thought of reading about pandemics sounds like too much too soon, but this reader is here to say pandemic diaries are important.

9 Rad Comics With F/F Relationships

Check out this roundup of some of the best comics starring lesbians and featuring f/f relationships for readers of all ages.

Troubles in Adaptation: The 2013 Adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY

With class divides growing ever more troubling, a reader considers the failings of THE GREAT GATSBY adaptation's translation of Fitzgerald's commentary.

3 Debut Novels to Get Excited About

Three debut novels to get excited about right now.

6 Nonfiction Books About Revolutions and Uprisings

These nonfiction books about revolutions and uprisings focus on people and movements fueled by the need for a more just world and a better future.

33 of the Best Book Podcasts for All Genres

The best book podcasts sound like lively book club conversations, the kinds you've had with friends in your own book club. Start with these.

3 #OwnVoices Books About Immigrants

Three urgent and necessary #OwnVoices stories about immigrants and immigration.

6 Nonfiction Walt Disney Books About The Man And Company

A deep dive into the nonfictional reality of the Walt Disney Company.

16 Personalized Notebooks Perfect for Gifting Season

From personalized notebooks for animal lovers to customizable leather notebooks, these are some of the most giftable notebooks.

Adapting Adult Books for Young Readers

Get to know the processes and reasoning behind adapting adult books for young readers through expert insights and recent conversations.

8 Memoirs About Surviving the Horrors of War

From World War II to conflict in the Balkans, these war memoirs tell the stories of the people who survived, by whatever game of chance was happening.

5 Books About Going to a New School

The perfect back to school books -- about going to a NEW school.

12 Shakespeare Pins for Literary Thespians

Add a little Billy Shakespeare to your fall wardrobe.

Drawn Histories: A Short Consideration of Representation in Comics

Talking about representation in comics and some of the comics that might expand your thinking about inclusivity in the history of comics.

How To Keep Up With New Release Mystery Books and Thrillers

All of these recommendations will definitely keep you reading new release mystery books well into winter, the ultimate cozy mystery season.