Tracy Shapley

Tracy is a freelance copywriter, all around ne’er do well, non-traditional (that's a polite way of saying old) undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, and occasional waterer of plants. Her hobbies include writing fiction, reading fiction, mixing together various flavors of soup, and typing letters to her friends on an old red typewriter that doesn't have a working period so all sentences must end in questions marks or exclamation points? She has read every Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and has a lot of thoughts on them. Her old Iowa farmhouse is shared by her partner Sean, their two cats Dry Bones and Gristle, and the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut.

Staying Sober This Month? 10 Books to Help You Get Through Dry January

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2021 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

Find out which books made it on the various 2021 PEN America Literary Awards longlists.

25 of the Best Book Subscription Services of 2020

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The Poop Scoop: 10 Books About Pooping

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We're bringing you the 20 best Kindle books for kids. All are either free for all or free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

How to Fix Book Binding: Say Goodbye to Loose Pages and Broken Spines

Learn how to fix book binding, how to fix a book spine, DIY book repair, and other tips on how to fix your favorite (broken) books.

You Can Do It! (If You Want To): An Introvert’s Guide to Joining a Book Club

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20 of the Best Twitter Responses to “Novelists Writing About Growing Up”

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10 of the Best Surprisingly Literary Publications From Medium

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50 of the Best Kindle Unlimited Books You Can Read in 2020

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50 Of the Best Kindle Unlimited Books You Can Read In 2019

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Goodreads for Kids: There Isn’t One, But There Are These 3 Alternatives

Find three alternative to Goodreads for kids that help young readers share book recommendations, write reviews, and interact with peers.