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Tika Viteri

Tika has tucked herself into an apartment in Oakland, CA, ruled by two grey cats and an extremely finicky fiddle-leaf fig named Ruth Bader. She has also surrounded herself with enough gin, books, plants, and yarn to last a lifetime; her taste in all four leans highly colorful. When not reading and knitting, she can be found boxing, running (reluctantly), or yelling about politics online.

Reader, It Blew My Mind: The Legacy of Jane Eyre

Reflecting on a 100-level British Lit college course that blew her mind, one reader dives into the lasting legacy of Jane Eyre.

School Librarian Population Declines by 20% In Last Decade

A new study shows 20% drop in school librarians, and it's the schools that need them the most that are losing them.

Mix Up a Mocktail and Read These 9 Books About Prohibition

Prepare your favorite drink to sip while you peruse these books about the Jazz Age, temperance, and prohibition.

I Haven’t Read Books by Cis-Het White Men for Years. I Don’t Miss Anything.

By putting aside books by cis-het white men, this reader discovered new authors, genres, and titles that don't get as much publicity.

The Mysterious Origins of Sherlock Holmes

Did he leap fully-formed like Athena from the brain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or was Sherlock Holmes a real person, or based on one?

DIY Book Nook Shelf Inserts to Liven Up Your Bookcases

Book nooks are book-sized inserts that are essentially mini-dioramas. These are some of my favorite DIY book nook shelf inserts!

Diana Gabaldon’s Next Outlander Novel Gets A Cover And A Release Date

At last! We have a cover and release date for Diana Gabaldon's next Outlander novel, GO TELL THE BEES THAT I'M GONE.

In Memoriam: Beverly Cleary (1916–2021)

Remembering Beverly Cleary, the prolific author of iconic children's classics including the Ramona Quimby books and Dear Mr. Henshaw.

Reading Pathways: Sherry Thomas

Get to know the author of the Lady Sherlock series and more, and find your way into Sherry Thomas books with this Reading Pathway.

15 Online Book Clubs to Boost Your Reading in 2021

All the books, all the conversation, and no deciding which literary-themed mask to wear. These are the best online book clubs to check out.