Annika Barranti Klein

Annika Barranti Klein likes books, obviously.   Twitter: @noirbettie

Meet Your Heroes: A Case for Reading Author Biographies

Meeting your heroes can be a gamble, but learning more about your favorite authors can also help you fall deeper in love with their work.

The Bookish Life of Rachel Weisz

You may know Rachel Weisz from roles like The Mummy and The Constant Gardener. We're taking a look at her bookish film career.

42 of the Best Fantasy Novels From the Last 10 Years

Here are 42 of the best fantasy novels of the last 10 years, which include everything from witches to dragons, goblins to(d)jinn, like The Unbroken by C.L. Clark.

What is Roman Noir? A Brief History of the Genre

What is Roman noir and how is it connected to film noir? Here is a brief history of the genre, starting with its beginnings in German film.

Why Are So Many M/M Romances Written by Cis Women?

A lot of M/M romances are written by women - but why? A romance reader tries to unpack this interesting (and complicated) phenomenon.


Take a trip through the world of book covers for Shirley Jackson's classic WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE.

The Bookish Life of Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury had a 75-year career filled with bookish roles, from book and play adaptations to the iconic novelist Jessica Fletcher.

The Best Books Like BOOK LOVERS

Looking for the best books like BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry? Here are some of the best enemies-to-lovers, book industry romances, and more.

How to Play Dungeons & Dragons

Want to learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons? Get started with this beginner's guide for new players that mentions all you need to play now.

9 Books for Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

If you love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, these recent books perfectly capture the feeling of being a teenage chosen one on a hellmouth.