S. Zainab Williams

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

How to Cure a Reading Slump

7 tried and true methods backed by 7 years of professional reading experience.

The National Book Awards Winners: A Retrospective

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What is Happening with Books and AI?

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11 of the Best Reading Magnifiers for Serious Readers

Whether you're looking for a hands free, compact, light-up, or no frills option, we've got the well-reviewed reading magnifiers for you.


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10 Dark, Broody, and (Hey!) Fun Comics for Goths

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Behind The Scenes: A Day in the Life of An Associate Editor

Take a peek behind the Book Riot curtain and follow a day in the life of an associate editor, from rounding up content to haunting cafes.

Storytime is Coming to Public Restrooms

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Who Will Win the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards?

The opening round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards is open for voting. Cast your vote and write in your chosen titles now.