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Sarah Ullery

Sarah suffers from chronic sarcasm, and an unhealthy aversion to noise. She loves to read, and would like to do nothing else, but stupid real life makes her go to work. She lives in the middle of a cornfield and shares a house with two spoiled dogs and a ton of books.

18 Great Short Stories You Can Read Free Online

Free short stories to save to your Pocket app (or whatever you use) and read on the go!

10 Books That Take Place In a Desolate Landscape

Get a dose of the desolate with these books set in desolate landscapes, including the Arctic tundra, Greenland, and more.

14 of the Best Books About Unions, Organizing, and American Labor

Get some education on unions, labor, and organizing with nonfiction reads, including Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes.

10 Literary Families to Make the Holidays Less Lonely

Spend the holidays with some families from literature, like the Mortmains from I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

Readers Will Love the Criterion Channel

If you too are dealing with the curse of the book slump, consider getting your bookish entertainment from the Criterion Channel.

10 Books Like MOBY-DICK If You Loved (or Mildly Enjoyed) the Classic

This list of books like Moby Dick—including The Seas by Samantha Hunt—is for Moby Dick lovers and skeptics alike.

My Favorite Authors and Their Zodiac Signs

One reader reflects on the zodiac signs of her favorite authors, and the patterns those findings reveal about her reading life.

Reflecting on the Nature of Work With Hilary Leichter’s TEMPORARY

An out of work reader reflects on work, capitalism, and employment system while reading during the pandemic.

A Guide to Comics, Webcomics, and Graphic Novels for Reluctant Readers

An extensive guide to comics, webcomics, and graphic novels for reluctant readers who may benefit from brief stories and visual storytelling.

Junie B. Jones: Nightmare Child or Feminist Icon?

The Junie B. Jones chapter series is a divisive one, so let's take a look at how the kindergartener is perceived and what she represents as a girl.