Danika Ellis

Danika spends most of her time talking about queer women books on tumblr and at the Lesbrary, as well as chatting about all sorts of bookish things on booktube. Blog: The Lesbrary Twitter: @DanikaEllis

Mayor Withholds Library Funding Until All LGBTQ Books are Removed

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 from the library system until all "homosexual materials" are removed.

When Is It Okay To Let a Bookstore Die?

Bookstores are for profit businesses, so why do readers often feel obligated to help out when bookstores are struggling financially?

Are You Really a Reader if You Have to Motivate Yourself to Read Books?

Reading is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby. So why do some of us book lovers have to motivate ourselves to do it?

Books and Reading Are Two Different Hobbies

I love books, especially the online bookish community. So why does reading sometimes feel more like a chore than a fun hobby?

The Streisand Effect Won’t Save Us From Censorship

The Streisand effect claims that banning a book will only make it more popular. But that ignores the inequity of censorship.

These LGBTQ and Antiracist Books are Being Review Bombed by Book Banners

1 star reviews calling these books "trash" and advocating they be burned take the top review spots on Amazon. You can help change that.

In Defense of Recommending Books You Haven’t Read

Whether you're talking to a bookseller or watching a TikTok, you may be getting a rec from someone who hasn't read the book. And that's okay.

Join the #FReadom Letter Writing Campaign to Combat Censorship!

The #FReadom campaign is asking you to write your school board with provided templates to support school libraries and access to information.

The Joy of Not Reviewing a Book

There are benefits to reviewing everything you read, but there's also nothing like losing yourself in a story and not having to dissect it.

The Mystery of the Anonymous Fantasy Author Taking Over BookTok

The mystery of who wrote A Broken Blade has taken over BookTok, and there's still time to decipher the clues before the answer is revealed.

Texas School District Pulls 400+ Books From Shelves After Governor Pressure

Following Republic lawmaker Matt Krause's letter and pressure from the governor, North East ISD in Texas has pulled 414 books for review.

Am I the A**hole? 2022 Book Releases as Reddit Posts

Authors are describing their upcoming 2022 book releases in the form of Reddit posts, and now my preorders are out of control.

QUIZ: Can You Pronounce These Authors’ Names Correctly?

Have you been mispronouncing authors' names for years? Do you really know how to say Diana Gabaldon or Gillian Flynn? Test your skills!

School Police Have Black Lives Matter Posters Censored, Students Protest

One Indiana teacher's unit on V for Vendetta resulted in police censorship. After students protested, the high school was closed for days.

24 Cuddly Cloth Books for Babies

Find the best cloth books for babies with crinkly pages, teething bindings, mirrors, and other fun activities for little ones.