#our reading lives

How Poetry is Grounding Me When I Feel Hopeless

When I'm feeling adrift and tetherless and the world is just too much, I need a syringe to the heart, Pulp Fiction style. I need poetry. 

How Reading Changed for Me After My ADHD Diagnosis

Realizing my brain is atypical didn't make me feel other or disconnected, but rather seen and capable. It changed my relationship with reading.

Audiobooks and ADHD

What do you think of audiobooks and how do they fit into your reading life? One Rioter details how they mesh with someone who has ADHD.

The Changing Impact of Books and Timeless Truths: Thoughts While Reading STATION ELEVEN

A reader finally gets around to reading Station Eleven and ponders the changing impact of books over time.

What Does It Mean to be a Mood Reader?

What is a mood reader? The definition and signs of what it means to be one.

What Surprised Me About Joining a Read-Along

This reader's love for the Immortals After Dark series brought her to joining a read-along, which had some unexpected results.

How Cookbooks Helped Me Reconnect With Food

How cookbooks helped one reader stop seeing food as necessary but stress-inducing, approaching it now with love and appreciation.

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?

How Two Novelists and a Poet Made Me Change My Life

Are there certain books with topics you avoid? That you fear may leave you a little worse for wear? Here's what may happen if you read them.

How Reading Changed the Way I See Morality

I explore how reading changed the way I see morality throughout the years, from childhood favorites to the book changed everything.