Connie Pan

Connie Pan is a writer and editor from Maui, Hawai‘i. She earned an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. Her writing has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Carve, HelloGiggles, PRISM International, The Billfold, and elsewhere. An excerpt from her novel-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Instagram: @csnpan Twitter: @panlikepeter

Tender Quotes From Books My Husband Bought Me

"Say yes to someone who understands you will never tire of books, that they are an extension of you, and you carry the narratives in your heart."

Books for My Bridal Party: A List, With Dedications

A new bride lists the books she gave her bridal party, with their dedications.

5 Bookish Activities for Mercury Retrograde

Don't let Mercury retrograde take you by surprise. When the world turns upside down and becomes an even more unpredictable place, turn to bookish activities.

The Books in RIVERDALE

A round-up of literary references and bookish moments in Riverdale.

I Flew to Utah to Read in the Mountains

Sometimes what you need is an inexpensive hotel room that you don't leave for several days in a small town with a bookstore.

Reading Everything But Straight White Men

"I, a little speck in this world, read the way I do to tip scales, to enlarge slivers on pie charts, because every reader, every writer, every story—written and untold—matters."

About Some Beautiful Things I Read Last Year

Toni Morrison and RIVERDALE

On the inclusion of the work of Toni Morrison, Betty's literary hero, in Riverdale.

Literary Tourism: Honolulu, HI

A literary trip through Honolulu, Hawaii

What I Love About Jane Austen’s PERSUASION

Everything to love about Jane Austen's PERSUASION.

How To Survive Mercury Retrograde With Books

You can survive: read some books for Mercury retrograde.

Ode to My Defunct Bookstore

A reader muses on fond memories of her favorite local indie, now defunct bookstore, Schuler Books & Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Literary Tourism: Pittsburgh, PA

A literary exploration of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Panoramic View of Multiple-Perspective Novels

Love books told from more than one POV? Check these out!

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Forever and Ever and Ever

On time, Paris, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.