Alex Luppens-Dale

Alex Luppens-Dale won the “Enthusiastic Reader Award” all four years of high school. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from The New School. Her favorite genres are fantasy, memoir, and anything with cults. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and cat. Alex can be found on Twitter @firstofautumn

Mrs. Dalloway and Her Flowers: An Analysis of the First Line of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

The first line of Mrs. Dalloway is one of the best-known in literature. Here's a closer look at how it set up the rest of the novel.

Who Was Joan Didion?

After her passing, we look at who Joan Didion was, her influence on the literary world, and more.

Bookish Dragon Goods for Your Hoard

A collection of some of the most fun, unique, and just plain interesting dragon-themed bookish items for your collection.

Who Owns Your Story? The Ethics and Legality of Memoir

All of our life stories overlap, so what are the legal and ethical implications of writing about the people in your life in a memoir?

The Second Act of Virginia Andrews

Who was V.C. Andrews? A look at the cult author's life and her second, afterlife.

Into Every Generation: Buffy Books for Slayers of All Ages

Buffy the Vampire Slayer may have ended almost 20 years ago, but it's risen from the grave in the form of these new Buffy books.

Getting Back to Work With Alanna of Trebond

How one reader found inspiration as a working mother from rereading the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Piece, starring Alanna of Trebond.

10 Bookish Things to Do Before Baby

Whether you're prepping for a bookish baby or trying to finish off your TBR while you can, here are some things to do before baby arrives.

On Growing Up With Beloved Characters

On being a longtime series reader and realizing the characters are suddenly your peers — or that they suddenly aren't.

9 of the Best YA Dark Dystopias

Here are 9 YA Dystopias that are dark, but entirely plausible, if not a step or two from our current reality.