Zachary Littrell

Zach comes from Maryland, greets people with "Howdy!," and is happy to talk with anybody about books and mathematics. And as someone who keeps a hammock in his living room, he’s an expert at hearing people say, “Oh cool, is that a hammock in your living room?” Twitter: @AnAnteaterMaybe

4 Books By Real Star-Cross’d Lovers

"Yeah, all of these stories are tremendous bummers. Yet we read, and even clamor, for these sort of true stories." Yearning for real stories of star-cross'd lovers? Start here.

Books and the Game of Go

Also known as Weiqi, Paduk, Baduk, or Igo--the game of Go has appeared in books but surprising and expected. Check out these books and the game of Go!

Reading in Virtual Reality: The Good And Not-So-Good

Should Authors Rate Their Own Books?

Authors rating and reviewing their own work on Goodreads or Amazon: fine, or not ok?

Let’s Talk About Ursula K. Le Guin, Oscar Wilde, and Taoism

How science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, and Lao Tzu's fundamental Taoism text, the TAO TE CHING, are all connected.

When Book Critics and Bookworms Disagree

How do critical reviews of books stack up against Goodreads reviews? We took a look!

Reading The Amazing, Bizarre MICKEY’S INFERNO

On the bizarre mashup of Disney's Mickey Mouse (and Goofy) and Dante Alighieri's INFERNO that is the comic book MICKEY'S INFERNO.

Novels “Written” for NaNoGenMo

A look at the wacky, often nonsensical, sometimes touching novels "written" by computers for National Novel Generation Month.

Being a Bookworm in Skyrim

There's so much to read in Skyrim--here's a handy guide (including audiobooks!)

Why I Never Change My Book Reviews (Except…)

Do you ever edit your old book reviews?

H.P. Lovecraft Books: A Reading Order For Beginners

3 Challenges in Translating Books

A selection of translating war stories that highlight some of the unique challenges and fun of translating authors' work to a new, modern audience.

Should We Get Rid of Genres?

Do genre categorizations help readers or keep us from trying books we might love?

Celebrating Really Bad Books

Sure, we could spend all day reading excellent literature. But there's something so fun about reading something really, really bad.

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