#Opinion

Does It Matter That Roald Dahl’s Family is “Sorry”?

Does it mean anything to apologize for virulent bigotry on someone else's behalf?

In Defense of Cookbooks: Yeet the Internet

Why do I stand in defense of cookbooks? Why do I prefer them to Tasty or Food Network? Let me count the ways.

What Do We Want in a Literary Adaptation?

What makes a good adaptation? A reader identifies four different types of adaptation, and compares them using PRIDE & PREJUDICE.

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud solo or with buddies!

Tips and Tricks For Marrying Another Bookworm Successfully

Are you marrying another bookworm? Maybe you're just moving in or thinking about combining collections. We have tips!

Why Queer Holiday Stories Are Necessary

Holidays are all about family and tradition--and those can be complicated for queer people. Here's how queer holiday stories prove a respite.

The Problematic Doctor Diary

A reader muses on the doctor diary and the morally gray areas between the lives and well-being of real patients and entertainment.

Tiny Tim: Complex Reactions to a Stereotypical Character

A reader's analysis of idealized and stereotypical depictions of disability through Tiny Tim in Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Why Fredrik Backman’s ANXIOUS PEOPLE is a 2020 Mood

An examination of Fredrick Backman's ANXIOUS PEOPLE, viewed through the lens of 2020's unpredictability and pandemic lifestyle.

6 Strategies for Recommending Books to Friends So They’ll Actually Read Them

So you've found a book that you just know your friend will love. Here's how to recommend that book so your friend will actually read it.

A Response to Claims of Racism in Naomi Novik’s A DEADLY EDUCATION

Naomi Novik's A DEADLY EDUCATION has been called out for racist portrayals by some reviewers; one reader responds to this critique.

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud solo or with buddies!

Tips and Tricks For Marrying Another Bookworm Successfully

Are you marrying another bookworm? Maybe you're just moving in or thinking about combining collections. We have tips!

How the I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS Adaptation Embodies Our Greatest Fears

How Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of I’m Thinking of Ending Things shows us what happens when a hopeful future doesn’t come to fruition.

Citizenship is an Outdated Requirement for Literary Prize Eligibility

We're examining the eligibility requirements of five major literary awards, specifically looking at their positions on citizenship.