Mara Franzen

Mara (They/Them) has accidentally on purpose made their entire life about books and stories. Mara graduated with a B.A in creative writing and theatre and is halfway through an MFA in Creative writing. In addition to writing for Book Riot, Mara also has written for The Independent Book Review, Wargamer, and The Other Half, to name a few. They also work as a fiction editor with The Minison Project. Nearly all of their published articles can be found here.

Pathfinder vs. Dungeons and Dragons: Which Should You Play?

Wondering whether to play Pathfinder vs. Dungeons and Dragons? I'm here to help with differences in gameplay, abilities, and more.

Do My Old Favorites Still Hold Up?

There is just something so comforting about sinking back into a familiar world, but do books read in years past hold up is the question.

Dying Earth Sci-Fi Books: We Gotta Find a New Planet, and Fast!

In these dying Earth sci-fi books, humanity is in a life-or-death race to find another habitable planet before it's too late.

10 Books You Didn’t Know Were Getting Adapted

Coming soon to a screen near you: these 10 books you probably didn't know were in the process of being adapted!

9 of the Best Video Game and Audiobook Pairings

These video game and audiobook pairings complement each other for the ideal playing and listening experience.

Comic Villains You Forgot (Or Didn’t Know) Existed

Superhero comics go through a lot of villains of the week. Here are some of the comic book villains you've probably forgotten.

13 Fantasy Books That Need To Be Adapted for the Screen

From classics of the genre to brand new releases, these fantasy books are begging to be adapted for TV or film!

How to Find Library Bookshelves

Where to buy library bookshelves, from wholesalers to stores for individuals. Plus, we dig into library design!

5 of the Best of the Queer D&D Actual Plays

These Queer D&D actual plays are among the most well-produced, most wonderful out there, and may replace TV for you. You've been warned.

8 Excellent New Cozy Books to Curl Up With This Summer

If you're looking for a stack of new cozy books to accompany you on your summer adventures, you're in the right place.