Nuance on the Internet Isn’t Dead: In Praise of Bookstagram Scholarship

Yes, social media platforms like Instagram weren't built for nuanced conversations. But that doesn't mean they aren't happening.

The Bookish Life of Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim's extensive acting career has seen him in many bookish roles — from Avatar to Divergent. Here are a few.

Conformity Killed the Radio Star: The Great Literary Hoax of I, LIBERTINE

A look at the great hoax that was I, LIBERTINE, the book that took the literary world by storm but (sort of) never was.

Analyzing the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2023

Tl;DR: There are so many books and less agreement than you might think.

Critical Thinking and Books

A reader reflects on critical thinking and books in a time of rampant misinformation because words in a book aren't necessarily true.

10 Awesome (and Awful) Librarians in Literature

There are some phenomenal librarians to be found in fiction — and a few duds. Here are 10 of the best fictional librarians in literature.

Do Goodreads and StoryGraph Users Rate Books Differently?

Rating and reviewing are staple features of Goodreads and The StoryGraph. But how do these platforms differ?

Read With Caution: A History of Book Curses

Since at least ancient Babylon, we have been staving off potential book thieves with book curses. Here's a little history of how it went.

Adding Jewish Books to Your Diverse Reading

Further diversify your reading this High Holiday season with Jewish books, which are themselves becoming more and more diverse.

Beyoncé, Western Lit, and the Cowboy Renaissance

Why no, this is definitely not just an excuse for me to talk about Beyoncé. Whatever do you mean?!