Lisa Sartori

Lisa Sartori is a writer, cat mom, sick person, sewist, and proud aunt living in arid Southern California.

How to Make Your Own DIY Book Sleeves (With Photos!)

What Is Gothic Fiction? (With 14 Book Recommendations!)

Gothic fiction merges deep passions with chill dread. Here are fourteen recommendations to get you going with gothic fiction.

Tag Yourself: WUTHERING HEIGHTS

Are you a Heathcliffe, a Catherine, a Hindley? Check out the descriptions and tag yourself with whichever of the WUTHERING HEIGHTS characters best fits you!

27 Books About Finding Yourself, Your Happiness, And Your Purpose

Books about finding yourself abound; the best ones are here.

10 Of The Best Cross Stitch Books: For Beginners And Experienced Stitchers

Whether you're a beginner or have been cross stitching for years, if you’re looking for the best cross stitch books on the market, you’ve come to the right article.

A Meeting of the Bro Council on the Topic of Novellas

"You can’t tell your bros you’re reading a novella and expect to not get beaten up. It’s the Code."

Tag Yourself: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

We all want to be Lizzie, but NONE OF US ARE

How to Use DIY Books in the Age of Online Tutorials

In a world full of online tutorials, DIY books still have a place. Here are four ways to make the most out of your personal DIY library.

Book Fetish: Volume 299

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Not Voiceless: 6 Books by “Gravely” Disabled People

There's no need to be a voice for the voiceless; here's a starter kit of books by disabled people writing about disability in their own voices.

A Plea for Well-Rounded Animal Characters

Many of us have important bonds with non-humans; so, where are all the well-rounded animal characters?

Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: 8 Reads to Weird You Out

It's uncanny: these are good book recommendations for fans of the eerily familiar AND their doppelgangers!

Should Depressed People Avoid Horror Novels?

A reader with depression confronts the advice she's been given to avoid horror novels: advice that has not actually helped.

Self-Help, Minus the Miracles

As it turns out, there’s more to self-help than false promises and blame.

Old Books Are Weird

Old books are weird: let's start with A Christmas Carol.

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