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Kristen McDeavitt

Kristen McDeavitt is a queer writer and backpacker. After graduating from UC Berkeley with an English degree, the usual sense of adventure took them to Wyoming, Texas, and Alaska, where they currently live in a tent by a glacier.

An Ode to Book Inscriptions

A reader on showing vulnerability, affection, and intimacy through book inscriptions, and the joy of finding inscribed books second-hand.

5 Books about the Arctic and Antarctic to Cool Off With This Summer

For those of us desperate to beat the heat, looking for any way to cool off, here are a few excellent books about the Arctic and Antarctic.

Where To Donate Books You No Longer Need

So it’s finally time to get rid of some books. Whether you’re moving, cleaning, or just sick of looking at ...

What Ends Up on a Glacier Guide’s Bookshelf?

A glacier guide in Alaska shares what is on her company's reading shelf.

5 Books to Take Your Time Reading

Recommended reads that demand you read take your time.

I See My Queer Self in Murakami’s Magical Realism

How the reality-shifting work of Haruki Murakami speaks to this queer reader.