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How Flawed is Acceptable?

The question remains valid. Are we allowed to appreciate flawed books? On the surface, the answer is a clear yes. Nothing is without flaws, after all.

Why I Just Can’t Quit Doing the Yearly Goodreads Challenge

Reading is a central part of this Rioter and busy parent's identity and, fraught as it may be, the Goodreads challenge offers a tether to the reading world.

6 Fiction and Nonfiction Books You Should Read By Comic Book Writers

Fiction and nonfiction from comic book writers worth checking out.

Giving Up Perfect for My Students

A teacher thinks sets about bulking up her classroom library and arrives at a revelation about her personal library and its pristine collection of books.

Why You Owe It to Yourself to Abandon Books You’re Not Enjoying

Time and time again, friends of mine come to me for book recommendations. And if you know anything about me ...

46 Excruciating Days And Nights Of Not Buying Books

This is what it looks like when a reader gives up buying books for 46 days for Lent.

What’s the Difference Between an Author and a Wannabe Novelist?

Every reader has a story about meeting the author-celebrity of their dreams; I can still barely think about the time ...

Reading Climate Fiction: Aftermaths

Climate Change and Fiction I want to be clear about what I mean by climate change and fiction in this ...

Please Translate This, or, The Frustration of Wanting People to Read Your Favourite Untranslated Book

"It can feel a bit like you’re just there sitting on your own, with no one to talk to, very often just screaming into the void. It sucks."

Hiatus Reading: THE GOOD PLACE

Goodbye to The Good Place… For Now The deeper we get into this hiatus from The Good Place, the more I miss the show’s ...

Another Ode For A Hometown Bookstore

A traveler and former Maui resident bemoans the closing of yet another Lahaina bookstore, and seeks books in one of few shops still standing.

Putting Together the Endless Puzzle

For the past few weeks, one particular book has consumed me. I pore over its pages like some people do ...

What That Worrying New Screen Time Study Means for Parents Who Just Want to Read

Does the worrying new screen time study published in JAMA have you fretting about how you'll ever get any work done ever again? Or, you know, any reading?

An Emetophobe’s Love Letter To Books

One emetophobe writes a love letter to books that have carried her through a lifetime of suffering from a little-talked-about mental illness.

Is There A Direct Link Between Reading And Being An Introvert?

Do you know a lot of readers who also happen to be introverts? One reader talks about the link between reading and being an introvert.