Susie Rodarme

Susie Rodarme is obsessed with small press literary fiction and tea. Other notable skills: chainmaille weaving, using Photoshop semi-correctly, and drinking gin.

The One Type of Villain That Really Terrifies Me

There are ways to defeat monsters. There aren't always ways to win against villains that are passively sanctioned by the system in which you live.

You Don’t Have to Write That Novel

On quitting NaNoWriMo

100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

Side-splitting, spit-out-your-coffee, must-read hilarious books.

6 More Ways To Beat A Reading Slump

More tips for getting out of a reading slump.

7 Small Press Books to Read in August

Excellent books coming from small publishers this month.

7 Freaking Good Books That I Just Need Everyone To Read, Okay

Do it.

You Don’t Need To Finish That Book (No, Really)

You don't need to finish a book you don't like -- one Rioter explains why.

8 Small Press Books to Read in July

Excellent books from independent presses coming out this month!

8 Great Non-Bookstore Places To Get Books

Don't have an indie bookstore near you? Try these 8 non-bookstore options!

9 Small Press Books to Read in June

Nine excellent small press books coming out this month.

Our Own Voices, Or Why Not All Diverse Stories Are Created Equal

Why diverse stories aren't enough: we need diverse authors.

14 Books To Read For Mental Health Awareness

Fourteen unique perspectives on living with mental illness.

7 Small Press Books to Read in April

Seven excellent books coming out this month from small presses.

How To Read Poetry And Actually Enjoy It For National Poetry Month

Tips for how to enjoy poetry without over-analyzing it.

Reading FOMO and Having Non-Bookish Hobbies

How one reader let go of new book FOMO and guilt over having hobbies other than reading.