#Essays

Why is Agatha Christie the Best-Selling Author of All Time?

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, is the best-selling novelist of all time. What makes her work so timeless?

Facts About the Horror Genre That Might Surprise You

From facts about the horror genre to interesting historical trends, if you love horror, this list is for you!

The Politics of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Is A Christmas Carol anti-capitalism or just reformist? Is it a morality tale? What was the author's intent, and how has it been read since?

Trouble in Romancelandia: Online Censorship of Romance and Erotica

How do US laws and online algorithms impact romance and erotica books?

Is YA Leading Diversity in Publishing?

Is YA leading diversity in publishing? A deep dive into the efforts being made to diversify publishing in YA and adult literature.

Why Police Shouldn’t Be in Libraries (And How to Help Change That)

Libraries should be a safe, accessible space for everyone. So why are there police in libraries, compromising this very safety?

Why Are MCU Superhero Movies Sexless?

These actors mold their bodies into the supposed paragon of sexual desirability, and then just… stand there making aggressive eye contact?

Who Owns Goodreads?

Who owns Goodreads? Spoiler: it's Amazon. Dive into why Amazon bought the book world’s biggest platform and how it affects readers.

Cookbook Showdown: Hot Chocolate

Three hot chocolate recipes from three different cookbooks. Which one will reign supreme?

What Makes a Good Food Memoir?

What all comes together to make a food memoir good? A combination of food, context, history, voice, and more.