#Essays

Why Are So Many Fantasy Series About War?

A look at why so many fantasy books feature war at the center of the story.

The Devilish History of the Wicked Bible

Was it a typo or was it a deliberate sabotage? Get to know the history of the "wicked Bible."

Stacks on the Beach: How to Achieve the Ideal Beach Reading Day

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to the ideal beach reading day, but luckily this writer knows exactly how to carry one out.

What is DC’s Dark Crisis?

We're in the middle of another big crossover event in DC Comics: Dark Crisis. So, what is DC's Dark Crisis?

Cookbook Showdown: The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes, Tested

I put four cookbooks to the test to see which one can make the perfect chocolate cake. Here are the results.

A Book Lover’s Guide to Disability Pride Month

Here are the best ways you can celebrate Disability Pride Month in your reading life, from book recommendations to readathons.

Reflecting on My First Year as a High School Librarian

A librarian reflects on a year working as a high school librarian, sharing lessons learned and goals for the future.

How Does Fiction Capture The Frustrations Of Being A Twentysomething Woman?

When we're on the brink of major life challenges and changes, books help build a ground beneath our feet.

Unsettling Reading: Why Are Darker Women’s Stories Growing in Popularity?

Darker women's stories are due to be the next big trend in fiction. But why are darker stories so compelling to women readers?

How Much Time and Money Does it Take to Maintain a Little Free Library?

If you've thought of starting one, but were wondering about the cost of a Little Free Library, this will give you an idea of what to expect.