Laura Sackton

Laura Sackton is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made up worlds. In a past life she ran a small organic vegetable farm. She's currently living on a tiny island thirty miles out to sea. When she's not busy working as a landscaper, she spends her days wrangling a novel-in-progress, chasing her dog across the moors, and spending as much time as physically possible in the ocean, and reading (but not at the same time). Blog: Book Open

7 Authors I Only Read on Audio

Some authors make such great performers that listening to their latest books is best way to experience them.

Meh on the Debut, In Love With the Sophomore

TFW you didn't love the debut novel and are completely taken by surprise when you fall head over heels for that same author's second book.

How Do I Incorporate Short Stories Back Into My Reading Life?

A reader who fell out of love with short story collections ponders how best to make reading short stories part of the routine again.

7 Short and Soothing Poems to Recite While You Wash Your Hands

When you're looking for some comfort and some way to keep track of time spent washing your hands, try these short and soothing poems.

40 of the Best Queer Books

From nonfiction to graphic memoirs to YA to adult fiction, these are the best queer books that have challenged me and comforted me.

12 Queer Bookstagram Accounts to Follow for Fabulous LGBTQ+ Recs

If you're new to queer bookstagram, here are 12 excellent accounts to get you started and help you find your next great read.

6 Audiobook Narrators I Need to Record More Books ASAP

Here are six narrators, who, as of this writing, have each recorded less than five audiobooks. This reader can't wait to listen to them again.

20 Must-Read Audiobooks Narrated by Black Women

20 of the best audiobooks narrated by black women, including fiction, classics, science fiction and fantasy, memoir, essays, and poetry.

15 Gorgeous LORD OF THE RINGS Earrings

A selection of Lord of the Rings earrings for your wearing pleasure. Celebrate Tolkien's classic work with earrings that evoke all things Middle-earth.

5 Comics I Love (Almost) as Much as SAGA

Looking for more comics like SAGA? These comics have the same glorious world buiding, queer stroylines, and breathtaking art.

Get Dapper With These 20 Literary Bow Ties

20 fabulous literary bow ties, from whimsical Harry Potter and Alice In Wonderland designs to classy bow ties patterned with antique books.

5 M/F Romances That Are Queer As Hell

A collection of some of the best queer m/f romances out there--books that center and celebrate queerness in all its variety.

Listening Pathways: Bahni Turpin Audiobooks

Where to start listening to the incredible audiobook performances of Bahni Turpin.

The Curse of the Two Star Read

A reader takes a look at a year of reading and makes some realizations about what two star ratings for so many books say about her reading habits.

8 Serious Queer Novels Without Serious Queer Suffering

It's still too hard to find books about queer characters who aren't suffering as a result of their queerness, so we did the research to find these great reads.