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What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Food Industry

What do murder mysteries get wrong about the food industry? A look behind the kitchen doors with two mystery writers.

Better Than Nothing? Exploring the Limitations of AI-Narrated Audiobooks from a Disabled Person’s Perspective

I’m tired of being told that I should be grateful for “better than nothing.” “Better than nothing” is not equitable access.

Why More Men Should Read Romance

Less than 20 percent of romance readers are men, but here are the many reasons this number should be higher.

A Perfectly Inoffensive School Library

What would a perfectly inoffensive school library look like?

How Your Book Club Can Fight Against Books Bans and Censorship

Censorship attempts and book bans are at an all time high, but even a handful of people in a book club can make a difference. Here's how.

If You Really Want to Hear about It: My Reaction to Rereading THE CATCHER IN THE RYE As an Adult

For those who loved The Catcher in the Rye as teens, how does the book hold up to an adult rereading? One writer explores.

Renaming “Reluctant Readers”

Is it time to reconsider the label "reluctant reader?" And if so, what would a better label for these readers be?

Don’t Flip That Cover: Why I Don’t Read the Book Description

That description on the back cover or dust jacket is wasted on me. I'd rather jump into a story headfirst, with no spoilers or expectations.

Back to School with Audiobooks

A disabled and chronically ill reader shares how audiobooks, and the accessibility they afforded, gave her a life-long love of learning.

A Nondisabled Reader’s Guide to Disability Literature

For abled folks, entering the world of disability literature is exciting. Get to know a bit more about why and how disability lit works.