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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.

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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.

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

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

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Rainy Day Reads

As the summer reading and beach reads season kicks into high gear, many of us here on the east coast ...

Reading Pathways: E. Lockhart

The rising tide of complicated female characters and anti-heroines scratches a very specific itch for me. While I love a ...

10 Must-Read Essay Collections by Women

From feminism to film and music criticism and more, we've rounded up some of the best essay collections by women available today.

Troubles in Adaptation: ELLA ENCHANTED

Movie adaptations of beloved books are a sticky situation for fans. Those of the “book is always better” camp actually ...

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