#Saturday Reads

Cookbook Showdown: Best Buttermilk Biscuit Recipes

4 cookbooks go head to head in a battle of the best buttermilk biscuit recipes, complete with photos of the mouth-watering finished products.

Indigenous Owned Bookstores You Need To Visit

From bookmobiles to charming brick and mortar stores to online book emporiums, these Indigenous owned bookstores are well worth the visit.

Hindu Epics: Are They Myths?

Is it okay to refer to sacred Hindu stories as myths? An examination of the labeling of Hindu epics and why these distinctions are important.

Barrels of Bad Apples: Copaganda in Crime Books

A look at the role of copaganda in crime books and the ways that different authors have challenged these representations of police.

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System

Racism in the Dewey Decimal System? Unfortunately, it's true. Despite attempts to decolonize it, problems remain.

On Community: Virtual Book Clubs During the Pandemic

To my surprise, this post on virtual book clubs ended up not being about book clubs at all, but rather about something much bigger: community.

The Long History of Little Golden Books

The Poky Little Puppy is anything but: a history of Little Golden Books and their impact on children's literature.

The Golden Library of the Moscow Tsars That No One Can Find

In the 16th Century, Ivan the Great supposedly built a library unlike any other. Centuries later, we're still looking for it underground.

What Makes Successful Poetry?

What makes poetry successful? Is there a difference between "best" and "best-selling?" A deep dive into the world of poetry.

Who Was Shakespeare? An Investigation Into the Authorship of His Plays

Who was Shakespeare? Some people don't believe William Shakespeare wrote his plays. One reader investigates the leading theories.