Vivienne Woodward

Vivienne Woodward lives in Philly and works as the events coordinator for an indie bookstore. She can often be found drinking too much coffee in the sunny spot on her couch and over-identifying with fictional characters. She enjoys collecting hobbies, dancing to radio pop, and rearranging the book stacks on her side tables.

The Worst Dead-End Questions to Ask in Book Club

A dead-end question leads your book club nowhere. Here are eight common book club questions that you might find to be dead-enders.

Lawful Evil to Chaotic Good: Identifying the Best Time of Day to Read

You may have your own preferences coming in, but you will soon discover that there is a single (correct) best time of day to read.

What Not To Say to Bookstore Employees

Let's unpack the psyche behind the shelf. Here are a few things to avoid saying to bookstore employees — from a former bookseller.

How to Finish a Book You Stopped Reading Halfway Through

Follow these four easy steps and you are definitely going to finish that book you stopped reading halfway through.

Your Email Exchange with Ignatius J. Reilly

You respond to a post written by your favorite blogger, Ignatius J. Reilly. You are not prepared for the subsequent email exchange.

The Wifi Passwords of Your Favorite Literary Characters

A new leak from Internet Company™ revealed the wifi password of your most beloved fictional friend. You won't believe Ishmael's.

Books With Awful Taste, But Great Execution

Which books fit the great Reddit premise of r/ATBGE (Awful Taste But Great Execution)? An exploratory list.

The Bookish Life of Molly Ringwald

You may know her from The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink; let’s fall down the rabbit hole of the bookish life of Molly Ringwald, shall we?

Overused Words in Book Blurbs

There are only so many ways to say "Read this, it's good," but these words are so overused in book blurbs, they no longer mean anything.

Should You Buy That Book?

Should you buy that book? Give yourself a point for each of these questions you say yes to, then tally up the total to get your answer.