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Nikki DeMarco

Nikki DeMarco is an English teacher in Richmond, Virginia, which is much more charming than she remembers it. Upon moving back, she adopted the cutest, grumpiest Yorkie and took up yoga. She spent her formative adult years living in Italy and Germany, and blames the Mediterranean culture for her ironic hatred of self-righteousness. She has her MFA in creative writing with a concentration in non-fiction. You can find her on all social media, and especially Twitter. Twitter: @nikkilooch

The Best Elizabeth Gilbert Books: Get Started Here

Elizabeth Gilbert books vary in genre and tone, ranging from a collection of short stories to an inspirational how-to to a hefty novel about botany.

How To Gift An Audible Book To Your Book-Loving Loved Ones

Audio books make great gifts because you don’t have to leave your house to get them! Here's how to gift an Audible book to the book lovers in your life.

6 Christian Romance Novels to Get You Started On the Genre

A selection of Christian romance novels--love stories that have either overt or subtle Christian beliefs throughout--to introduce you to the genre.

Rainy Vacation Reads

Weather has you trapped indoors? Read these books about the outdoors, international settings, and other people on vacations for a little escape.

In Defense of Emotional Book Buying

Knowing that other people worked hard at making art and were then vulnerable by asking other people to read it makes me feel less alone.

A Love Letter To My Ereader

Dear Ereader, Ours is a gradual love story. I bought you, immediately plugged you in, gaped at your magic technology, ...

3 Books for Divorcees on Valentine’s Day

Three relatable books to help you through those awkward conversations and deep emotions--the Valentine's Day plight of many divorcees.

How I Teach Reading by Example

One teacher on how she models reading difficult books for her students.

Why I Listen to the Hard Stuff

How one soft-hearted reader makes it through difficult books using audiobooks.

How I’ll Teach Reading after Charlottesville

A high school English teacher on the books she plans to teach in response to the events in Charlottesville.

Books My Students Most Frequently Stole From the Classroom

A high school English teacher shares the books from her classroom library that were so popular with her struggling readers that she never saw them again.

How Church Shopping Has Impacted My Reading

The books one reader is turning to as she looks for a new church.

Warm Winter Reading

What unseasonably warm winter weather means for your reading life.

Christianity and the Cursed Child

How one reader's strict religious upbringing prevented her from participating in Potterdom as a kid, which made her super excited for the Cursed Child!

Reading in the Classroom: A Success Story

A teacher on how she got classrooms of reluctant readers at her high school to enjoy books.