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Kristen McQuinn

Kristen McQuinn is a medievalist who dreams of reading more, writing more, and traveling more while being the best single mama by choice she possibly can be. By day, she can be found working with English teachers at the University of Phoenix, where she also teaches the occasional class on mythology, Shakespeare, or Brit lit. Sometimes she updates even her own blog. Follow her on Twitter:@KristenMcQuinn or  Twitter: @KristenMcQuinn

How Reading Rainbow Inspired Me

A thank you to the show Reading Rainbow!

Secure in Our Bubbles: Books to Get You Thinking Critically

Books to help remind you that we're all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.

Curiouser and Curiouser: Books That Trigger Curiosity

On why "who cares?" is the a useless sentiment, with book recommendations for inspiring curiosity.

Words We Mispronounce Because We’ve Only Ever Read Them

Rioters share words they've mispronounced because they'd only ever read them.

McCarthyism 2016, or Help! My Professor’s a Liberal!

On a new Professor "watchlist," and a reading list for critical thinking.

14 Favorite Lines from Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of Anne McCaffrey’s death, 14 excellent lines from Dragonriders of Pern.

Sick is a Relative Term: 3 Gross Books

Twisted and sort of gross books!

International Observe the Moon Night

Books to read to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night!

Happy Tolkien Week!

On Tolkien's life, legacy, work, and of course, LOTR tattoos.

The Best Star Trek Books (for the 50th Anniversary)

A must-read list for Star Trek fans!