Carolina Ciucci

Carolina Ciucci is a teacher, writer and reviewer based in the south of Argentina. She hoards books like they’re going out of style. In case of emergency, you can summon her by talking about Ireland, fictional witches, and the Brontë family. Twitter: @carolinabeci

What is Short Story Month and Why is it in May?

A look at the story behind May becoming short story month and some excellent short reads to celebrate.

Life Lessons From Anne Brontë

Both Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall are full of wisdom. Let’s dive into some of those life lessons from Anne Brontë.

What Gets Lost When Archives Aren’t Funded

Archives preserve often irreplaceable records of cultural or historical value. What's lost when they aren't given the resources they need?

Beloved Children’s Author Patricia MacLachlan Has Died at 84

Patricia MacLachlan, author of beloved children's literature including Sarah, Plain and Tall, died on March 31.

Mid-Century Romance: 10 of the Best 1950s Romance Books

These 1950s romance books feature love stories against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement, the Baby Boom, and more, like Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

A History of the Advice Column

From 17th century London to today, the history of the advice column is rich and fruitful. If you want to know more, read on.

Why Teachers Should Assign More Contemporary Books and Fewer Classics

We should assign more contemporary books and fewer classics to our students. Why? Pull up a chair and let's talk.

Me(ET) Cute: 9 Thrilling First Contact Stories

First contact stories make up a significant portion of science fiction narratives. These 8 novels are some of the best.

The Effect of Book of the Month Club on Book Sales

Have you ever wondered whether Book of the Month and its monthly selections make an impact on book sales? Read on to find out.


Are you in the market for books like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Then read on for eight recommendations.