Tracy Shapley

Tracy is a freelance copywriter, all around ne’er do well, non-traditional (that's a polite way of saying old) undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, and occasional waterer of plants. Her hobbies include writing fiction, reading fiction, mixing together various flavors of soup, and typing letters to her friends on an old red typewriter that doesn't have a working period so all sentences must end in questions marks or exclamation points? She has read every Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and has a lot of thoughts on them. Her old Iowa farmhouse is shared by her partner Sean, their two cats Dry Bones and Gristle, and the ghost of Kurt Vonnegut.

How to Fix Book Binding: Say Goodbye to Loose Pages and Broken Spines

Learn how to fix book binding, how to fix a book spine, DIY book repair, and other tips on how to fix your favorite (broken) books.

You Can Do It! (If You Want To): An Introvert’s Guide to Joining a Book Club

If the very idea of book club puts the fear in you, take a page from the introvert's guide to joining book club and consider these tips for participating.

20 of the Best Twitter Responses to “Novelists Writing About Growing Up”

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10 of the Best Surprisingly Literary Publications From Medium

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8 Bookish Finds For A Child’s Playroom

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50 of the Best Kindle Unlimited Books You Can Read in 2020

Are you ready for the best Kindle Unlimited Books 2020? From romance to fantasy to cookbooks, these are some of the absolute best you can read right now.

Slytherin to These Harry Potter Duvet Covers

Check out Harry Potter duvet covers in simple, nuetral colors, bright, fantastical images, and learn about Harry Potter pillows.

50 Of the Best Kindle Unlimited Books You Can Read In 2019

Learn about the best Kindle Unlimited books for 2019 in fantasy, literary fiction, romance, graphic novels, and other genres.

Goodreads for Kids: There Isn’t One, But There Are These 3 Alternatives

Find three alternative to Goodreads for kids that help young readers share book recommendations, write reviews, and interact with peers.

Kindle Unlimited vs Audible: What’s What and Which is Which?

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8 Books Packed with Wisdom From Smart People

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How To Find Free Kindle Books

Learn how to find free Kindle books through Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, Project Gutenberg, First Reads, Overdrive, your local library, and more.

11 of the Coolest Bookish Paintings on Etsy Right Now

Shop for bookish paintings, original paintings, literary oil paintings, comic book paintings, mixed media, and other bookish art pieces.

An Airbnb Reading Retreat in Each of the 50 States

Find an Airbnb reading retreat in each of the 50 states. Discover the best Airbnbs with a library, reading nook, and more.

Air Fryer Cookbooks: 6 of the Best for Beginners, Experts, and Everyone in Between