Courtney Rodgers

Courtney Rodgers lives in Texas with her cat and her rosebushes. You can find her on Twitter @wednesdaythinks

DIY January: Books to Help You DIY Anything

It’s DIY January! Try out some new skills this month and see what else you can learn to do yourself with these helpful and inspiring reads, including Hill House Living by Paula Sutton.

Bookish Holiday Crafts and Activities for Kids

Create new traditions with these picture books about the holidays, paired with fun activities and recipes related to them.

Dark Retellings of Children’s Classics

What if Cinderella never made it to the ball? What if the Prince was a Princess? The authors of these retellings took those what-ifs and decided to run with them,

Quiz: Describe the Perfect Cozy Afternoon and We’ll Tell You Which Holiday 2021 Romance to Read

Create your perfect cozy afternoon and get a holiday romance to get cozy with beside the fire.

Who the Heck is Elsie Dinsmore? and Why You Should Care About Who Reads Her Books

Let's talk about the abuse, racism, and other disturbing content in Martha Finley's Elsie Dinsmore children's book series.

16+ Sustainable Gifts for Readers

From upcycled stationery to bookish wearable goods, these are the best sustainable gifts for readers on your list!

10 Tudor Fiction Titles to Step Up Your Historical Fiction

The Tudor Dynasty lives on in these outstanding historical fiction novels, including The King’s Witch.

How To Keep The Peace At Book Club

What makes a book club challenging? Is it possible to make it better? Try these tips and tricks for how to keep the peace at book club.

Bookish Hotels & BnB’s Around the World For Your Next Getaway

When you're ready to pack your bags for a literary adventure, consider one of these hotels and BnB's for a bookish escape.

20 Must-Read Southern Gothic Novels

For eccentric, flawed characters, sinister events, and explorations of race, class, decay, and isolation, get into Southern Gothic novels, including Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

9 Books That Feel Like PUSHING DAISIES

Love the show PUSHING DAISIES? These nine books, including Nothing To See Here, will make you feel like the show lives on.

Top Reviewers or Bot Reviewers: the Goodreads Bot Problem

Goodreads has a bot problem, allowing fake reviews and accounts to float to the top of book rankings.

Summer Reading Programs for Kids Made Me Feel Invincible

For a non-athletic kid, summer reading programs were a way of getting competitive and testing the limits of one's abilities.

6 Ways Libraries Support Communities During the Summer

How libraries and librarians support their local communities during the summer, from food distribution to serving as cooling centers.

Summer Activities For The Very Hungry Caterpillar

After reading the book together, try out one of these at-home The Very Hungry Caterpillar activities for toddlers and older kids alike!

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