Kate Krug

Kate is a 2011 Drake University grad, where she received her BA in magazine journalism. A hopeless romantic with a cynical heart, Kate will read anything that comes with a content warning, a love triangle, and a major plot twist. Twitter: @katekrug Blog: http://snarky-yet-satisfying.com

Fanfiction.net Gave Me the Sex Talk

I learned 95 percent of what I know about sex from fan fiction. Thanks, Harry Potter!

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read in December

See what books we loved in the last month of the dumpster fire that was 2017.

3 Book Giveaway Sites That Aren’t Goodreads

Check out these sites to win free books and pre-releases.

Fantastic Beasts Sequel: First Look at Jude Law as Dumbledore

The first look at the Fantastic Beasts sequel, including a cast photo and official description is here.

Most Popular Audiobooks of the Last 20 Years

Audible shares their most popular audiobooks of the last 20 years, to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

14 “Came for the Title, Stayed for the Plot” Books

Here are some books that captivated a reader based on title alone, but turned out to contain some excellent stories as well.

How a Cover Is Created: THE WICKER KING From Concept to Creation

An Imprint Senior Designer at Macmillan Children’s gave us a behind-the-scenes look at her design process for THE WICKER KING by K. Ancrum.

E.L. James to Release New Fifty Shades of Grey Book: DARKER

The new release re-tells Fifty Shades Darker from Christian's perspective, and comes out in November.

Literary Inspiration for World Suicide Prevention Day

A reader shares some of the lines from books that have helped her in her darkest moments.

Picture Books About Adoption for Gotcha Day

Picture books that celebrate adoptive families!

Queer Plot Removed from V.E. Schwab’s Book by Russian Publisher

V.E. Schwab's Russian publisher has removed a queer plot line from her Shades of Magic series.

Favorite Friends-to-Lovers Romances

The painful unrequited love, the pesky triangles, the slow burn relationship, and more of the good stuff in these books about besties falling in love.

On Portraying Eating Disorders Authentically in Fiction

A reader on one of the only novels she's read that accurately portrays what it's like to have an eating disorder.

Don’t Judge Me for Shopping in the Young Adult Section

Let's all decide to let each other peruse in peace.

Can the Villain Be Redeemed?

Does having a tragic past/upbringing justify ultimately evil actions, or is a villain just a villain?