Isabelle Popp

Isabelle Popp has written all sorts of things, ranging from astrophysics research articles and math tests to crossword puzzles and poetry. These days she's writing romance. When she's not reading or writing, she's probably knitting or scouring used book stores for vintage gothic romance paperbacks. Originally from New York, she's as surprised as anyone that she lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

What is Burns Night, and How is it Celebrated?

Burns Night is a literary celebration that lends itself to many cultures, but what is it and how did it come to be?

Stamp It Out: 15 Fun and Functional Stamps for Reading Journals

These fun and functional stamps for reading journals can work for minimalists as well as for people who like more eccentric designs.

State of the Art: 10 Thought-Provoking Art History Books

Art history books touch on every other kind of history, providing the perfect backdrop for developing a framework to understand the world.

Queer Fear: 13 Thrilling Queer Gothic Books

Let's get something straight: the gothic genre has always been queer. But these queer gothic books take them from subtext to text.

20 Must-Read Cozy Fantasy Books

Grab a cuppa and a blanket before diving into the best cozy fantasy books to read! We've got adult and YA titles for your reading pleasure.

Why Dark Academia is Perennially Popular

What makes dark academia popular and why does it remain popular? A look at its elements and the feelings it evokes.

I Like the Way You Work It: 12 of the Coolest Romance Character Jobs

From bonesetters to calligraphers to paleontologists — like in Digging Up Love by Chandra Blumberg — here are some of the coolest jobs that romance characters have.

14 Affordable Items to Elevate Your BuJo Book Tracker

From washi tape to book stencils, add some flair to your BuJo book tracker for the year with these cute accessories!

These Books Rock: 10 Books about Rocks, Minerals, Gems, and Crystals

Beyond the science of geology, there’s a ton of history, culture, and art to examine in these rocks and minerals books for kids and adults.

When Living it Up Meant Looking it Up: An Ode to My Reference Books of Yore

Remember what there used to be before Apple Maps and Google? One writer recounts the reference books that used to help her live it up.