Melissa Baron

Melissa lives in Chicago, and works as a technical writer and freelance copywriter. She is a former English major and graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion because she loves them a little too much. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes fiction, goes on literary-themed road trips, and hangs out with her cat, Denali. Twitter: @MelissaBaron4 Blog: https://melissabaron.net/

Independent Bookstores Saved My Sanity When My Grandpa Died

Where a quest for out-of-print books of a beloved childhood series at independent bookstores helps one reader cope with a dying family member.

Turn Around and Read These 5 Fiction Recs for the Total Eclipse

Novels to read to prepare yourself for the total eclipse!

Old Timey Author Audio Recordings

Want to hear Tolkien recite elvish, Conan Doyle talk about Sherlock, or Langston Hughes read poetry to jazz music? Read. On.

Tumblr: The New Commonplace Book

How Tumblr is like the Commonplace Book.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Movie Trailer: The Creation of Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is getting his origin story through a biopic on A.A. Milne coming this fall. Revisit your childhood and check out the trailer!

Ambrose Bierce Would be 175 Today, if He Hadn’t Wandered Off into the Desert

In honor of Ambrose Bierce's birthday, what you should read of his work.

Grads, Here’s Some Straight Wisdom from Poet Nikki Giovanni

Sit down for a spell with Nikki Giovanni while she serves up some truth serum about life.

Thank You For Leaving Your Book Behind

A message to the reader who left her copy of THE BELL JAR on an airplane.

Nature Essays to Celebrate Earth Day Year Round

Essays about nature to help you celebrate Earth Day, every day.

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