Why You Should Read Reviews After You’ve Read The Book

Reviews are a response to an art, so enjoying them AFTER finishing a book is a whole different experience.

Who Can Be Redeemed?

The U.S. favors stories with a redemtion arc, but who can be redeemed? Is just anyone allowed to redeem themselves, or is there more to it?

How About We Just Read And Let Read?

Spending any time online would lead you to believe there there's a right and wrong way to be a reader. How about we read and let read?

Cozy is Key: Why Escapist Reads are More Popular Than Ever

The past three years have been stressful: is it any wonder we're reaching for cozy mysteries, cozy fantasies, and light romances more now?

Why Roald Dahl Does Not Deserve a Second Chance

Roald Dahl was a hateful person who included that vitriol in his books. His work doesn't deserve to be sanitized.

We Need Better Terms to Describe Romance Novels

One romance reader explores why romance novel descriptions like sweet, clean, hot, and spicy are confusing and, sometimes, offensive.

DAISY JONES & THE SIX is a Rip-Off, But Don’t We Like It That Way?

Television critics have taken issue with the fact that the DAISY JONES & THE SIX series’ premise is a rip-off of real-life stories, but why?

Why Annie Wilkes Is The Most Terrifying King Villain

Why Annie Wilkes is Stephen King's most terrifying villain–and why she retains that title this many years later.

Who Gets To Be the Final Girl In Horror Novels and Movies?

The horror genre has been a mirror reflecting back society's values, but how does the Final Girl trope fit into that?

Hey, Reese: About that Book Club Selection…

Hey Reese, can we talk? It's about your most recent book club selection. In the fight against antisemitism, I think there were better choices.