Julius Lobo

Julius Lobo is a teacher, writer, and parent to a gaggle of kids and a lab/shep pup. Swept up by a love of books, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and has held a variety of teaching positions. He and his family currently live in the Baltimore area. He is partial to a strong cup of Assam black tea.

8 Books of Love Poetry to Check Out for Your Next Romantic Read

These love poetry collections explore the heights of love, the wreckage of broken hearts, and how romantic acts can forge a more just world.

Come Visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore

As the pandemic eases, you might wonder what public library to visit next. Well, look no further than the Enoch Pratt Free Library!

The Exclamation Mark! A Brief History!

"Bang," "screamer, "wonderer": the exclamation mark has gone by many names. The history of this explosive mark is a fascinating one.

Ernest Frankenstein: In Search of a Missing Character

What happened to Ernest Frankenstein? He ultimately slips away from Shelley's narrative. Here are some books that explore his unknown fate.

What is Documentary Poetry? 5 Contemporary Works to Get You Started

Instead of making use of the camera, the practitioners of documentary poetry splice and transform the textual trace of reality.

6 Books on Caste to Read After Isabel Wilkerson’s CASTE

Wilkerson's book was instantly one of the classic books on caste, as we have it in the U.S. These books go deeper into the Indian system, including The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

6 Famous Libraries That Were Tragically Destroyed

Six libraries through history which have been destroyed and the history behind them.

Wine and Spirits: 9 Must-Read Nonfiction Books

Peruse, explore, and imbibe well, my reading friends! Learn more about wine and spirits, from their origins and history to recipes and guides.

What is Ecopoetry? 5 Excellent Works to Get You Started

Rather than rely upon grand scenes of nature unfolding for the observer, ecopoetry strips away the illusion of our observer status.

The Fungal World: 8 Astounding Books About Mushrooms and Fungi That Will Blow Your Mind

Get to know all about mushrooms and fungi with these excellent books.

Soft Science Fiction: 15 Classic and Contemporary Must Read Books

Soft science fiction focuses on the social sciences, is more philosophical in approach, and explores the important social issues of our time.

Contemporary Native Literature: Looking Beyond the “Indian Du Jour”

A starting point for recognizing the diversity of contemporary Native literature, with reads like Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot.

6 of the Best LGBTQ+ South Asian Books to Read for Pride Month

Despite severe prohibitions in some countries, LGBTQ+ South Asian books and writers have been gaining prominence. Here's a selection to check out.

Science Fiction for Early Readers: The Fantastic World of DINOSAUR TRAIN

Get to know the fantastic and thrilling world of the DINOSAUR TRAIN series, a shining example of science fiction for early readers.

Contemporary Pakistani Literature: A Brief Introduction and Guide

Echoes of colonial oppression, cultural exchange, and indigenous resistance still resonate in contemporary Pakistani literature.