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.

How To Buy Books For People Who Don’t Read

Whatever kind of gifter you are, if you feel absolutely compelled to buy books for people who don't read, read these tips before gifting.

Can You Play the Word FART in Scrabble?

Scrabble's list of playable words has evolved like language itself. Let's take a deep dive into the history of the Scrabble dictionary.

9 of the Best Books for Adults About Friendship

Whether your besties are squad goals or you feel like the lonely kid in the cafeteria, we've got a book about friendship for every adult.

Fabio Romance Novel Covers: By The Numbers

While Fabio may be the joke romance played on itself, the joke is also on those who can't get past him--they're missing out on the fun.

13 Ways of Looking at Sylvia Plath

Whether you see her as a mystic or a martyr, a prisoner or a genius, Sylvia Plath certainly isn't only any one of these things.

9 Modern Novels About the Quarter-Life Crisis

These modern novels about quarterlife crisis provide a deeply personal and nuanced look at this uncertain phase 20-somethings experience.

Getting Rare Books Appraised: What to Know

Have you ever thought about getting rare books appraised? We've got your how to, including some expert advice and why you should consider it.

20 Informative and Inspiring Plant Books for Kids

The best plant books for kids includes science books, practical books about gardening, and stories about plants’ importance to communities, including The Sequoia Lives On by Joanna Cooke.

Reading Aloud: A Letter of Recommendation

Trying to find new ways to get more reading in and really engage with your chosen stories? Try reading aloud solo or with buddies!

Word Up: Great Games for Word Nerds to Gift

These games make perfect gifts for word-loving nerds, from tiny budding word nerds to the grown and serious.