#Essays

What Is Happening In Publishing?

Between lay-offs, CEOs stepping down, and a high profile and drawn-out strike, just what is happening right now with the Big 5 publishers?

What Do 10 Years of the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller Lists Say About YA?

The New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list celebrated its 10th anniversary in December 2022. Here's a look at what it shows.

The Best Libraries You Can Get a Card for Out of State

Whether your local library's inventory is limited or you just want access to more books, an out-of-state library card could level up your reading life.

Moments in Young Adult Novels That Made Me Feel Old

While many adults read YA books, there comes a time when those same adults may feel very OLD reading them.

The State of Diversity in the Publishing Industry

With efforts from both readers and publishers to improve diversity throughout the years, have they affected publishing at all?

Kindle Unlimited Pricing: Is It Worth It?

We look at Kindle Unlimited pricing, catalog, free trial, and the rest of its elements in order to determine if it’s worth it for you.

The Superficiality of Villainy

There's a long history in fiction of villains being indicated by racist, homophobic, ableist visual cues. Are today's villains any better?

My Own Moving Library

When you've got over 1,000 books and need to move, what do you do? Throw them out or pack them up? One writer explores.

New Year, New Good Habits: 5 Ways to Make Your Reading Life Greener

Recycling and giving away used books isn't as simple as it sounds, so here are other ways to make your reading life greener.

2022: The Year Batman Dealt With Wealth Inequity

In 2022, Batman comics finally started to seriously deal with wealthy inequity and Batman's hoarded money...but fell short of real change.