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Nicole Hill

An aspiring Golden Girl, Nicole Hill is a former journalist and forever writer whose home is equal parts pet rescue and personal library. Nicole lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and growing canine and feline brood. Please send any and all book recs and review copies to

10 Great Microhistories for This Moment

These microhistories for this moment focus their precise, thorough sights on certain aspects of our current socially distanced, pandemic reality.

20 Must-Read Free Classics You Can Find on Project Gutenberg

Catch up on the classics and let us help you sift through countless titles with this list of great free classics on Project Gutenberg.

The Different Types of Book Formats Explained

You love books. But how much do you know about them? Dive in to the various book formats.

15 Magical Books Like Harry Potter for Adults

Did you grow up with the Boy Who Lived? You can re-read the series or you can check out these books like Harry Potter for adults.

10 Books With Our Favorite Fictional Knights

These aren't your average knights in shining armor--these are some of the best fictional knights, featured in these thrilling stories.

20 Must-Read Feel-Good Science Fiction Books

These 20 feel-good science fiction books will suit different tastes and moods, but they’re all comfort food of some variety.

10 Lovely Fantasies to Remind You There’s Beauty in the World

Find some solace in these lovely fantasy books that'll transport you to wholly new worlds.

8 Great Portal Fantasies for YA Readers

Escape this world and enter a different one with these great portal fantasies for YA readers.

How I, the Parson of a Humble English Murder Village, Am Practicing Safe Social Distancing

"You’ll feel right at home among our fastidiously maintained gardens and horticulture, bustling local arts scene, and internationally renowned murder rate."

5 Books in Which Space Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Space isn't all it's cracked up to be.

All That Glitters: The Fantasy Cities You Don’t Want to Live In

Do you dream of glittering, shimmering utopias, their streets pouring forth with witchcraft and wizardry? Then rethink a trip to these magical cities.

20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies

When the ups and downs of life (or the even more erratic ups and downs of current events) weigh heavily, find escape in these feel-good fantasy books.

Sci-Fi Reads Based on Your Favorite STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Character

Find your next great sci-fi read, based on your favorite character on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

Literary Tourism: Austin, Texas

Take a tour through the literary sites and sounds of Austin, Texas.

A (Mostly) Definitive Ranking of Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

With more than 250 Sherlock Holmes adaptations, there’s no way to rank them all. But here's a start of the best in TV and movie adaptations.