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Melody Schreiber

Melody Schreiber is at work on a nonfiction anthology of premature birth. As a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C., she has reported from nearly every continent. Her articles, essays, and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, NPR, The Toast, Catapult, and others. She received her bachelor’s in English and linguistics at Georgetown University and her master’s in writing at the Johns Hopkins University. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @m_scribe.

Why This Game of Thrones Fan Stopped Watching

The Game of Thrones finale aired last night. But I didn't watch it.

Why It’s Important to Read in Front of Kids

There are several habits I try to limit when I’m in front of my son. Watching mindless TV, scrolling through ...

How to Read Several Books at Once

While we can't give you extra eyes for reading multiple books at the same time, we can offer these tips on how to read several books at once.

What’s the Difference Between an Author and a Wannabe Novelist?

Every reader has a story about meeting the author-celebrity of their dreams; I can still barely think about the time ...

Should Bookstores Charge for Events?

On one hand, when bookstores charge for events, they have another way to pay the bills; on the other, they make events less accessible. So, yea or nay?

How Story Boxes Can Bring the World to Your Doorstep

I grew up in a small town, and the nearest bookstore was about an hour away. I loved going to ...

How to Sell a House Full of Books

In case you ever find yourself in a position to sell your home and you have a massive library, as one does, here's how to sell a house full of books.

Here’s How AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Can Acknowledge Its Inuit Roots

We chatted with Alaska Native Ruth Dan to discuss how Netflix's AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER can be an opportunity to represent Inuit culture accurately.

Help Fund Comics Creators’ Legal Defense Fund Against Accused Sexual Harasser

Several comics creators have come forward saying Cody Pickrodt sexually harassed them, and Pickrodt is now suing them. Help fund their legal fees.

An Ode to Libraries, the Original Co-Working Spaces

In light of some recent discussion about the benefit of libraries versus bookstores, here's one reader on libraries as coworking spaces.

11 Lessons I Learned From a Comic Book About Using Correct Pronouns

What one reader learned about using correct pronouns from A QUICK & EASY GUIDE TO THEY/THEM PRONOUNS by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

16 Children’s Books That Grown-Ups Will Love, Too

Looking for kids' books that are witty, fun, and socially conscious? Check out these children's books for adults and the kids in their lives.

My Kryptonite: The Final Frontier and Space Comics

I can’t tell you when it started, and I can’t really tell you why. But I’m absolutely gaga for space ...

6 Awesome Anthologies in Paperback

If you’re like me, when you hear “anthology” you probably think of Norton editions and Best American collections; you might even get ...

How to Build a Book Festival for Teens

We chatted with a cofounder and volunteer with the NoVa TEEN Book Festival about how to build a book festival for teens.