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Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson is an avid reader who has been getting caught reading obsessively (and often at inappropriate times) since first grade. Having somehow graduated from first grade in the end, she moved from her small Connecticut town to the metropolitan DC area where she now teaches, and has put her troublemaking ways to (mostly) good use as a book reviewer. She holds two masters' degrees in history, but manages to drag her nose out of her massive tomes of bygone days fairly often to also devour as many novels as possible- most frequently sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction, psychological thrillers, and literary fiction. When not reading, writing, teaching or wrangling her two dogs, Holly and Sapphire, she can be found binge watching whatever show she's obsessed with at the moment, continuing her quest to create the perfect tomato sauce, or occasionally hanging out with her dashing husband. Blog: Shoulda Coulda Woulda Books Twitter: @giddythings

Exactly As Advertised: Books That Wonderfully Meet Expectations

Books that are just as good as people say they are.

Reading Pathways: Elizabeth von Arnim

Why you should be reading the little-known Elizabeth von Arnim, and where to start.

Exactly As Advertised: Books That Wonderfully Meet Expectations

Books that are just as good as people say they are.

4 Books About Quiet Lives

Need a break from epic tales of adventure? Pick up one of these four novels of quiet lives.

6 Books for Top Chef Fans

Yay! The new Top Chef season is in full swing. I don’t love a lot of reality shows (although I ...

Reading Pathways: Arturo Perez-Reverte

I discovered Arturo Perez-Reverte in Paris. I was in the second month of my study-abroad program, just reaching the point ...

Chick Noir: Awful Name, Awesome Genre

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

Books To Read While Waiting for Season 3 of The Affair

I was a late comer to The Affair¸ the Showtime series that’s pretty much exactly what you think it’s about, ...

Reading Pathways: Georgette Heyer

I love Jane Austen. I mean, at this point, are there many of us who do not know her virtues? ...

Genre Kryptonite: Non-Fiction For Fiction Lovers

For most of us, when we’re introduced to books, we’re reading fiction. Parents read us tales of once upon a ...

Chick Noir: Awful Name, Awesome Genre

After the wildly popular release of Gone Girl, and the even bigger frenzy surrounding the movie release, it was inevitable ...

Reading Pathways: Beyond the Politics – Orhan Pamuk

In the early 2000s, Orhan Pamuk was a established and respected writer, both in his home country and internationally. But ...

Reading Pathways: Passion in Virginia Woolf

“Look here…we’ll dine on the river together and walk in the garden in the moonlight and come home late and ...

5 Ways to Get Over A Book Hangover

This is a guest post from Kelly Anderson. Kelly has been involved with book reviewing online for eight years. She ...

My Annual Bookish Pilgrimage

This is a guest post from Kelly Anderson. Kelly has been involved with book reviewing online for eight years. She writes ...