#Essays

BookTube vs. BookTok: Which Account Should You Start?

So, you've decided you want in on this hustle. BookTube vs BookTok. Which is better? Easier? Who is watching? Which should you pursue?

What Would You Like Your Last Read Book To Be?

A reader contemplates how to choose the last book to read before you die and reflects on the life and death of her book-loving grandmother.

Why We Feel the Need to Share What We Read

From book clubs to Instagram posts and Goodreads reviews, readers love to shout their latest reads from the rooftops. But why do we do it?

Anthologies as Vehicles of Cultural Representation

Recent years have seen the emergence of anthologies curated with the intention of becoming vehicles of representation.

Why It’s Okay if You Didn’t Read This Year (and What to Do About It)

How many times have you set a reading goal for the year and fell shy? Here's a list of what you can do about it.

The Speed Reading vs. Slow Reading Showdown: One Reader’s Adventure

Could speed reading be a solution to my reading FOMO? While my instincts questioned speed reading's lofty premise, I had nothing to lose.

Is Destroying Overstock Books Normal?

A peek behind the scenes of how overstock books are returned, processed, and, in some cases, chomped up to uncertain futures.

The Benefits Of Reviewing Every Book You Read

Why there are benefits to leaving a review for every book you read, even if it's a couple of sentences long.

A Bookish Guide to Yule

Get to know the celebration of Yule through books and bookish traditions.

What is “Urban Indian Literature,” Anyway?

Urban Indian literature is an important category of literature that does the dual work of being entertaining while correcting stereotypes.