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Essential Until We’re Not: An Angry Librarian On the Disregard for Library Staff Safety

A library worker on the dangers librarians face as people in positions of power demand they return to work with little concern for library staff safety.

Troubles in Adaptation: The 2013 Adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY

With class divides growing ever more troubling, a reader considers the failings of THE GREAT GATSBY adaptation's translation of Fitzgerald's commentary.

Amazon Kindle Oasis: The Definitive Guide

How much does it cost? What's battery life like? What happens if I drop it in the bath? Answers to these and more questions in this Kindle Oasis Review.

Crying Censorship: The Ethics of Publishing the Problematic

Let's take a good look at what censorship actually means, and talk about the damage publishing does when it gives book deals to problematic people.

Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre.

What is it About Creepy Kids in Horror?

Why do we have such a strong reaction to kids acting out in devious ways? We're taking a look at that special brand of terror: creepy kids in horror.

Pass/Fail: DC Universe’s DOOM PATROL

We're turning our attention to Doom Patrol to let you know how well the adaptation does with a Pass or Fail grade.

How Horror and Erotica Intertwine in Angela Carter’s Feminist Fairytales

THE BLOODY CHAMBER is worth deep analysis. Despite their fantasy elements, Angela Carter’s erotic feminist fairy tales are far from escapist.

What is the Great American Novel?

The concept of the Great American Novel has been debated and criticized. What exactly is this singular work of fiction? We're taking a look.

Why You Should Reread TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as an Adult

Many of us read the Harper Lee classic, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, in school, but how much of it went over our heads, and how much remains all too timely?

Postcards Of Kindness is What We Need Right Now – Here’s How to Make Them Bookish

Postcards of Kindness is a UK initiative to get postcards to people in nursing homes. Here's how on school librarian turned it into a bookish project.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander

How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

The Complex Trauma Bond at the Heart of MY DARK VANESSA

Taking a close look at the trauma bond, depictions of sexual assault, and the victim of assault in Kate Elizabeth Russell’s MY DARK VANESSA.

Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library

On the importance of prison libraries to people who are incarcerated, and on the policies and backlash against stripping access to library resources.

In Defense of Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of GINGERBREAD

Taking a close look at one fictional, shifty, fairytale region. Consider Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of Helen Oyeyemi's GINGERBREAD.