Annika Barranti Klein

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

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alexandre Dumas

There were HOW many men named Alexandre Dumas? He smoked hash with WHO? Learn these and more things you didn't know about Alexandre Dumas.

Every Bookish Movie Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021

Make plenty of time this autumn to catch every bookish movie coming to Netflix in Fall 2021.

Insist on Your Cup of Stars: 12 Shirley Jackson Prints and More

These 12 Shirley Jackson prints — and a few bonus goods — will help you insist on your cup of stars.

Reimagining Central Park’s Mall and Literary Walk

What if Central Park's Literary Walk statues honored American authors instead of old British white men?

Personal Rejections for Famous Short Stories

Every traditionally published author has had their work rejected at least once. Now what must those rejections have looked like...

The Best Love Scenes in Books: 22 Examples of Sweet and Heat

Whether you like it sweet and teasing or hot and steamy, these best love scenes in books are irresistibly delicious.

Everything I Know About Outlander, Which I Have Never Read (or Watched)

Just because I've never seen Outlander doesn't mean I am not qualified to tell you all about Outlander! (It should, but nobody stopped me.)

8 Recent Diverse Westerns

These excellent and recent diverse Westerns feature Indigenous perspectives, stories about Chinese Americans, Tejanos, and more.

2021 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

Announcing the 2021 Hugo Award finalists for best novel, best series, the Lodestar Award for Best YA Novel, and more.

The Life and Wild Times of O. Henry

A look at the life and times of "The Gift of the Magi" author O. Henry. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy post!