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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

Teaching National Poetry Month

One teacher talks about how guest poets changed the way she looks at teaching during National Poetry Month.

Audiobooks for Exercise

A few years ago, when I was just getting into exercising seriously I made a deal with myself: I could ...

Adjusting My Reading Life in the New Year

For the last few years, I’ve been in the 100-books-a-year club. Getting through two books a week was no problem ...

Reunited (With My Books) and It Feels So Good

Last month, I bought my first house. Yes, I am a full fledged grown-up now. Yes, I know that adults ...

Audiobook Recs by Narrator

Audiobooks are one of my favorite ways to get more books in without having to sit still. For me, they ...

5 Bookish Ways to Hold on to Summer

It’s back to school time. Super-marts are wiped out of their school supplies. The smell of new backpacks is fresh ...

Read These YouTubers’ Books

YouTube has revolutionized the way many millennials think about both business and art. People can make a living from creating content, ...

Reading as Self-Care

Reading sometimes feels like a guilty pleasure or something I have to justify. It’s a one-person activity that doesn’t involve ...

Three Feminist Heroes from Fairy Tale Retellings

Modern fairy tales are popping up all over the YA genre.  There are the retelling of classics, like Marissa Meyer’s ...

What I Learned From a Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Undertaking a Harry Potter movie marathon is daunting and requires a schedule, homemade butter beer, witty friends, Hogwarts and/or magic ...

How FANGIRL Restored My Faith in Humanity

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

How FANGIRL Restored My Faith in Humanity

This is a guest post from Nikki DeMarco. Nikki is a composition teacher and blogs atnikkilooch.com. She lives in Richmond, ...

Getting Over Feeling Awkward in the Christian Section

This is a guest post from Nikki DeMarco. Nikki is a composition teacher and blogs at nikkilooch.com. She lives in ...

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