Tasha Brandstatter

Tasha is the least practical person you will ever meet. She grew up reading historical romance novels, painting watercolors like a 19th century debutant, and wanting to be Indiana Jones--or at the very least Indiana Jones's girlfriend. All this led her to pursue a career in the field of art history. After spending ten years in academia without a single adventure in Mesoamerica, however, Tasha decided to change her career and be a freelance writer (although she's still waiting on that adventure). In addition to writing for Book Riot, she's a regular contributor to History Colorado, the Pueblo PULP, and Opposing Views. She also runs two book blogs: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books (title inspired by Moulin Rouge, best movie ever) and The Project Gutenberg Project, dedicated to finding forgotten classics. Tasha also likes to have a drink or two and blogs about cocktails at Liquid Persuasion, as well as small town restaurants on Nowhere Bites. Blog: Truth Beauty Freedom and Books and The Project Gutenberg Project Twitter: @heidenkind

Cool Bookish Places: Conarte Children’s Library

Romance and the Problems with “By Women, For Women, About Women”

In Defense of the Amateur Review

Classics That Prove Your Grandma Could Kick Bella Swan’s Ass

Destination Bookstore: Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil

The Problem with Prologues

The Best of Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels

Why Keep Books?

The Curious Case of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING—Why it Wasn’t a Success Before We All Knew JK Rowling Wrote It