#Reading

I’ve Read 100 Books In A Year And You Won’t Catch Me Doing That Again

In November I realized I'd read 90 books, so I had to go for 100. Did I do it? Yes. Would I do that again? Not a chance.

I Broke My Book Buying Ban and I am Not One Bit Sorry

Book buying bans and other challenges should work for you, not the other way around. If you need permission to break that ban, this is it.

Why I Stopped Rereading My Problematic Faves

The dangers of returning to books you once loved when you know they're problematic.

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.

7 of the Best Books About Writing

Thoughtful reading and writing is a constant practice. Here are 7 books about reading and writing to get you thinking deeply about craft, including Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping by Matthew Salesses.

A Little Library Life: On Finding Sanctuary in On-Campus Libraries

One reader on finding solace and sanctuary in college libraries as a transfer student.

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.