Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

How Are Libraries Recognizing Black History Month?

Libraries can celebrate BHM with displays, events, and more -- but it won't mean much if the library isn't a safe place for Black people.

SINGLE ALL THE WAY and the Variables of Interracial Romance

We don’t live in a colorblind world, so why should we want to read about people who claim to be us, but without the depth or details?

Mass Market Romance Is Still Important, Y’all.

I know what I'm missing when I don't pick up mass market romances. Do you?

On Accepting My TBR For What It Is

Between all the myriad ways to find interesting books, your TBR can get pretty out of control. Here's a new way to handle it.

Romance Tropetonite: Reality Show Romances

I love reality show romances! From baking shows to Bachelor style competitions, here are some new & upcoming reads with reality TV elements, including The Love Con by Seressia Glass.

Happy Reading: My Dream Romance Bookstore & Cafe

Someone please fund my daydream of having a two story romance bookstore and cafe -- even if I'm too introverted too actually run it.

How To Actually “Do Your Own Research”

A librarian advises on what "doing your own research" really means, and how to find reliable information on complex subjects.

8 Sapphic Foodie Romances to Read on Kindle Unlimited

If you love The Great British Baking Show and F/F romances, try these sapphic foodie romances, including Ready, Set, Bake by Sienna Waters — for free, if you have Kindle Unlimited!

13 Cozy Romances To Keep You Warm

As we begin to see less light and the cool air settles in, why not stay warm and snug with some excellent cozy romances, including Sugar Butter Flour Love?

You Should Be Taking Advantage of Your Library’s Website

Library websites aren't just for placing holds or paying fines. Here are some things you might not know you can find on your library's site!

Hot For Teacher (But Not Mine): Teacher Romance Reads

These teacher romances go beyond the ABCs to dance teachers, professors, and more, including Sing Anyway by Anita Kelly.

Lois Lane and Clark Kent: My One True OTP

I'm generally down for anything when it comes to variations on a story, but not when it comes to Lois and Clark. They are my one true OTP.

Does Romance Need More Older Protagonists?

Do we have enough older protagonists in romance? No, and we want more love, life, and sex after fifty in these reads.

Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic

Even while gathering in person becomes more feasible, here's why online book tours and panels should stick around.

Romance Tropetonite: Famous Fake Flings

There’s the fake relationship trope, and then there’s the FAMOUS fake relationship trope, including books like The View Was Exhausting.

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