Alice Burton

Chicagoan and aspiring cryptozoologist Alice Burton has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and is an Archives Assistant with the Frances Willard Historical Society. When not booking or historying, she is singing soprano wherever people will have her. She will watch any documentary on Neanderthals or giant extinct animals, and has a Stockholm Syndrome-like love for Chicago and its winters. Blog: Reading Rambo Twitter: @itsalicetime

8 Nonfiction Reads About Social Justice

From segregation to prejudice in the prison system to voter suppression, broaden your perspective with these nonfiction books about social justice.

Read Harder: Read a Graphic Memoir

Explore the lives of others and check off a task of the 2020 Read Harder challenge with one (or more) of these graphic memoirs.

Lesbian Representation in the Vampire Classic CARMILLA

You know about Dracula, but what about the vampire who preceded him? CARMILLA is a woman-centered novella about a female vampire and the woman she seduces.

Tips for Maximum Fall Reading Coziness: Fall into Fall Readathon

First, you're going to need some good socks.

Classic Authors I’d Date Based on Their Portrait

It's the day after a holiday, and we're going there.

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian!

The 2018 I Love My Librarian Award gives $5000 cash and a trip to New York City to 10 librarians who are doing amazing work.

5 Great Books About Overcoming Obstacles

Small- or large-scale, we've all had to do it. Overcoming obstacles is part of the human experience, and gaining a better understanding of other people's struggles builds empathy and makes the world a better place, so check out these books about people who overcame.

The Best Cover Lines from R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET series

The Best Quotes from Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

Quotes and highlights from Charles Dickens's Christmas 1843 classic "A Christmas Carol."

7 NaNoWriMo GIFs to Keep You Going

GIFs for when you need some writing inspiration or encouragement during National Novel Writing Month (or are just dealing with writer's block!).

Reformation 500: What Texts Inspired the Protestant Reformation?

What texts caused Martin Luther to break with the Catholic Church and begin the world-changing Protestant Reformation?

What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Marian the Librarian

A newly-released character sketch of Marian from The Music Man gives us more backstory!

100 Years of Women in the Book World Being Kickass

Meet the Women’s National Book Association, created in 1917!

A Love Letter to a Bookstore

Sometimes a truly awful day requires a visit to the bookstore. One reader recovered thanks to a lovely Austin bookshop that let her walk around in socks.

5 Mantras for Getting Rid of Books

Five mantras to repeat to yourself to get you on your way to streamlining your book collection.