Elisabeth Cook

Elisabeth Cook lives in Wisconsin with two cats, one person and a lot of books. She writes poetry, is working on a novel, and blogs at LitAllOver.com. She strongly identifies as someone who is willing to use or maybe not use the Oxford comma. You can follow her on Twitter @CooksChicken, where she talks about food and complains a lot, or contact her at litchickbiz@gmail.com.

How To Turn Your Love for Reading Into Writing Inspiration

Writing inspiration flows from the reading you already love. Here are some suggestions for using your favorite books and writers for inspirational fuel.

5 Bookish Activities to Pair with Watching VITA AND VIRGINIA

Planning on watching Vita and Virginia on Hulu? Already watched it? Here are some fun bookish activities for before, after, or during the film.

5 Books Like TRUST EXERCISE That F*** with Narrative

Looking for more books like Trust Exercise by Susan Choi? These 5 works of fiction mess with narrative convention and challenge expectations.

How to Read in Another Language (Before You’ve Actually Learned It)

Want to read in another language, but think you have to learn it first? These workarounds get you reading what you want now (and help you learn better).

#BongHive Reads: 4 Books for Fans of the Movie PARASITE

Can't get enough of Bong Joon-ho's latest? Between treks to the theater for repeat viewings, check out these books for fans of the movie Parasite.

3 Korean Dramas About Books and Writing on Netflix

Where do the written word and the world of K-drama intersect? In these 3 Korean dramas about books that you can stream on Netflix now!

How Ling Ma’s SEVERANCE Helped Me Change My Work Life

Ling Ma's SEVERANCE is a novel that explores capitalism, millennial anxieties, and workplace politics. Here's how it helped me quit my job.

Relationships in Literature…If They Were r/relationships Posts

Many relationships in literature would look right at home on Reddit's r/relationships. Here are 6 posts fictional characters might make there.

5 Books by Queer Korean Americans You Need in Your Life

The list of books by queer Korean Americans is slim but growing, and quite impressive. Check out these essential recent reads!

Dash Happy: 6 Dashing Em Dash Examples in Literature

The em dash is fabulous, flexible, and at times perplexing. These 6 em dash examples from literature show the multi-use punctuation mark in all its glory.

Oulipo and Beyond: 6 Playful Constrained Writing Projects

Constrained writing can be fun, illuminating, and downright fascinating. Check out these 6 playful projects from the Oulipo group and others.

Wired: 9 of the Best Coffee Books for Buzzed Reading

The Grit of the Grind: 5 Novels About Work

5 Things I Want to See in the TALENTED MR. RIPLEY TV Series

A Talented Mr. Ripley TV series is underway, and Highsmith fans are squirming in anticipation. Here's where I would like to see the show go.

The Joys of a Spontaneous Two-Person Book Club

Spontaneous two-person book clubs are likely to pop up anytime readers talk. Here are some joys of casual one-on-one book convos.