Annika Barranti Klein

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

A Mood Reader’s Misadventures With Library Holds

How do you handle library holds as a mood reader? As for me, well...

Greta Gerwig Must Answer For Her Crimes

Can a former Amy March hater find a reason to fall for her?

We Are The Only Poets: Literary Love Letters And Me

What childhood habits have influenced your reading tastes today? Annika recounts how she came to favor literary love letters.

What is a Literary Salon?

From majlis in the pre-Islamic Arab world to Gertrude Stein in Paris to Black Twitter, the literary salon has transformed, but it endures.

PostSecret for Fictional Characters

Can you guess which fictional characters wrote each of these PostSecret confessions?

The Bookish Life of Vincent Price

Get to know the literary life of Vincent Price, from acting to art collecting to cooking and more.

The Nice One: The Bookish Life of Betty White

Did you know that before Betty White was an actress, she was a writer? Find out more about the bookish life of this beloved pop culture icon!

Who Was George Villiers, and Why is He in So Many Books?

Who was George Villiers? Here’s the short answer: George Villiers was an extremely messy bisexual in 17th century England.

The Great Unrequited Literary Crushes of the 1800s

Let me tell you about the wild, romantic, and tragic intersecting love lives of Andersen, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickens.

Why Do So Many Authors Have Pet Monkeys?

Authors have long been known for their pets. But why have so many authors, including Virginia Woolf, historically had pet monkeys?