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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.

A Brief History of Sexy Monsters

From Beauty and the Beast to The Shape of Water to pterodactyl erotica, monster romance has an enduring appeal.

On Not Understanding Christian Allegories in Literature

A reader examines the prevalence of Christian allegory in literature, and the experience of not understanding it.

9 LGBTQ Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels You’ll Love Reading

Nothing adds tension to a romance faster than the hate to love trope. Here are some of the best LGBTQ enemies to lovers romances, including Crier’s War by Nina Varela.

A Look Into the History of the Comics Code Authority

Here is a brief history of the Comics Code Authority, what it prevented in comics, and how its legacy can still be felt today.

Plan a Book-Themed Beach Day With These Reading Accessories

Prepare for a day reading at the beach with these bookish summertime accessories, including towels, water bottles, totes, and hats!

9 Queer Adventure Comics

From seance tea parties to neo-westerns and portal fantasies, these queer adventure comics go beyond the coming out narrative.

7 Books About the Attention Economy

In a time when human attention is commodified, these books on the attention economy offer a history and solutions for forging a way forward.

6 Soothing Bedtime Books for Kids

Looking for some reads that'll help prepare the kids for a good night's sleep? Add these excellent bedtime books for kids to the library.

7 Cozy and Cheerful Books like TED LASSO

The best books like Ted Lasso that read like a warm hug. Enjoy these cozy sports books and fish-out-of-water stories, including Running with Lions by Julian Winters.

Authors Respond to Texas School District Book Ban

Authors including Carmen Maria Machado and Margaret Atwood respond to the banning of their books in Texas schools.