Rachel Wagner

Rachel Wagner is a writer from New Jersey, currently living in Newark with her son. Her blog and more of her published writing can be found at rachel-wagner.com

When The Movie Is Different From The Book

How Do You Get Over a Book Hangover?

On struggling with a book hangover--the inability to move on, the grieving for characters whose stories have ended. So, how do you cope?

Having A Preference On The Shape Of Books

On Books That Started as Blogs

Some of your favorite nonfiction might've started as a blog. Here are a few examples that influenced one reader's decision to start her own blog.

Books Borrowed and Never Returned

"But it’s also made me start being like, either I want to give that person the book or I’m keeping that shit." On the books we've lent and lost.

What to Read When You’re Expecting

Pregnancy can be a time of total information overload, most of which is contradictory or not helpful. Here are a few books to read when you're expecting that are actually helpful!

On Reading Prison Writing: Where To Find It and What To Read

A look at where you can read contemporary prison writing.

Read Harder 2018: Books Set In or About 1 of the 5 BRICS Countries

Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #5: books set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)? Peruse these titles.

Donate Books to People in Prison

Many organizations provide books to people in prison--we've rounded-up a few of their Amazon wish lists.

Overdue Library Books in Life and On Television

A reader who paid her library $40 for Rupi Kaur's MILK AND HONEY has some thoughts about overdue books and library tropes in comedy.

Trump’s Name in Pre-2016 Books

Coming across 45's name in pre-2016 books is increasingly unpleasant.

On Being Forced to Read

Did you do your assigned reading in school? Did it turn you off reading for fun?

Raising a Reader

A Rioter on raising a reader and the importance of books in her relationship with her growing child.

Broke and Moving with Books

A reader on the difficulty of moving with books when you're absolutely broke and your only option is to work with what you have.

The Rabbit Hole, Or, How I’m Finding New Books

Despite a pause on browsing for new books, one reader is still adding books to their TBR.

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