Laura Marie

Laura Marie is a writer and teacher in Ohio. She reads one or two audiobooks every week, loves falling into a good cooking memoir, and debates feasibility of tech from sci-fi books with her husband.

Literary Tourism: Munich Germany

Let's take a literary tour of Munich, Germany.

How Sarah Dessen’s Novels Have Aged With Me

How Sarah Dessen shaped one reader's perspective over the years.

5 Authors Who Changed Their Lives and Lived to Write About It

These 5 memoirists created a personal goal and documented everything they learned on the way to achieving it.

The Book That Helped Me Understand Police Brutality in a Wider Context

How one book helped a reader better understand the complexity of police brutality.

Searching For Quality Villains in Books

What makes a well-written villain?

The Right (and Wrong!) Way to Give Books as Gifts

Questions to ask yourself before you try to give someone a book as a gift.

The Platonic Ideal of Book Clubs

One reader's experience with the perfect (for her) book club.

Making Friends in a New City via Our Little Free Library

Making Friends in a New City via Our Little Free Library

Audiobooks Save Me: A Commuter’s Tale

How audiobooks help one reader deal with her long commute.