Laura Sackton

Laura Sackton is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made up worlds. In a past life she ran a small organic vegetable farm. She's currently living on a tiny island thirty miles out to sea. When she's not busy working as a landscaper, she spends her days wrangling a novel-in-progress, chasing her dog across the moors, and spending as much time as physically possible in the ocean, and reading (but not at the same time). Blog: Book Open

Stuck at Home? Here are 20 of the Best Books on Hoopla Right Now

If you're stuck at home and bemoaning the absence of libraries from your life, don't fear! Here are some great books available on Hoopla right now.

Queer Representation in Books: Give Me All of It, Every Kind

"Give me queer suffering and give me queer celebration." One reader plumbs the depths of queer literature and considers queer representation in books.

10 of the Best Audiobook Series

Get ready for hours of listening because we've rounded up some of the very best audiobook series in a variety of genres for readers of all ages.

Where to Find the Best Audiobook Reviews Online

One audiobook listener scoured the internet and came up with this list of the best websites offering good audiobook reviews.

Bookish Puzzles and the Audiobooks to Listen to While Doing Them

Looking for great bookish puzzles to do while you listen to audiobooks? Here are six fantastic auidbooks matched with bookish puzzles to go with them.

Cozy Bookish Gifts for the Hobbits in Your Life

Cozy gifts for the hobbit in your life.

7 Authors I Only Read on Audio

Some authors make such great performers that listening to their latest books is best way to experience them.

Meh on the Debut, In Love With the Sophomore

TFW you didn't love the debut novel and are completely taken by surprise when you fall head over heels for that same author's second book.

How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again.

7 Short and Soothing Poems to Recite While You Wash Your Hands

When you're looking for some comfort and some way to keep track of time spent washing your hands, try these short and soothing poems.

40 of the Best Queer Books

From nonfiction to graphic memoirs to YA to adult fiction, these are the best queer books that have challenged me and comforted me.

12 Queer Bookstagram Accounts to Follow for Fabulous LGBTQ+ Recs

If you're new to queer bookstagram, here are 12 excellent accounts to get you started and help you find your next great read.

6 Audiobook Narrators I Need to Record More Books ASAP

Here are six narrators, who, as of this writing, have each recorded less than five audiobooks. This reader can't wait to listen to them again.

20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women

20 of the best audiobooks narrated by black women, including fiction, classics, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, essays, and poetry.

15 Gorgeous LORD OF THE RINGS Earrings

A selection of Lord of the Rings earrings for your wearing pleasure. Celebrate Tolkien's classic work with earrings that evoke all things Middle-earth.

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