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Patricia Elzie-Tuttle

An information junkie at heart, Patricia has a Master's in Library and Information Science and has volunteered hundreds of hours as a sex educator. Her hobbies include baking, snail mail, archery, & poorly playing the ukulele. Her literary interests include comics, sci-fi, fantasy, erotica, self-improvement, non-fiction about food & science, & fairy tales. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Patricia lives in Oakland, CA with her wife and a small tree Patricia insists, "It's indoors, so it's an indoor plant!" If you yearn for a "Mary Poppins, but Black, Filipina, & queer," you can find her via her newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice or on Twitter, Instagram, & Goodreads: @theinfophile. You can also hear her on All the Books! and All the Backlist podcasts.

The Books I Read as a Child are Filled with Jerks

From Max in Where the Wild Things Are to Eloise: some classic children's book heroes are not great.

13 Times Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Got a Little Too Real

Sometimes you find reflections of your own life in the most unexpected books.

The Picture Book That Taught Me About Black Girl Magic 30 Years Ago

Before the internet and #BlackGirlMagic, this picture book helped one Rioter love her blackness.

The Ecstasy of Forbidden Reading

One Rioter on the excitement she felt the first time she read a "forbidden" book.

Taking Popsicles to the Next Level with Cookbooks

Cookbooks to help you transform your popsicles into grown-up creations (blueberry and cardamom, anyone?)

Exploring BDSM Through Erotica

Erotica anthologies to satisfy your curiosity about BDSM.

Rereading Harry Potter as Self-Care

Why one reader returns to Harry Potter when her depression and anxiety are overwhelming.