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.

Boldly Going Where No One Has Banged Before: A Romance Setting Wish List

The setting of romance novels can be just as intriguing as the trope! Here are ideas for a few new titillating locations to spark that flame.

Why Do So Many Kids Read V.C. Andrews?

V.C. Andrews' controversial 40-year-old books can still hold young readers in their thrall. Let's have a look at why her work endures.

My Trip to a Used Book Fair and 6 Reasons Romance Novels and Readers are the Best

These photos from a giant used book fair prove that romance novels are the best, and romance readers have the most fun.

11 Enchanting Books for Fans of Miyazaki Films

These outstanding and magical books for fans of Miyzaki films will have you entranced from start to finish.

Are We in the Midst of a Gothic Horror Boom?

Are we in the midst of a Gothic literature boom? A reader dives into a recent boom in the subgenre and explores some of its trademark tropes.

Why a Typo-Ridden Psalm Book Fetched $14.2 Million at Auction

The Bay Psalm Book, one of the most collectible books in the U.S., fetched a record-setting price of $14.2 million in 2013. Here's why.

Friends Forever: 11 Books Like The Baby-Sitters Club

If you can't get enough of the BSC, or you want some books like the Baby-Sitters Club set in contemporary times, this list is for you.

The Essential, Authoritative, and Indispensable Collection of Literary References in Calvin and Hobbes

If you love Calvin and Hobbes, you'll love this look at the literary references throughout the comic's history.

10 Magical Middle Grade Reads

Immerse yourself in some magical middle grade reads.

How Jane Austen Raised Seven Gothic Novels From the Dead

The "horrid novels" were especially fortunate to have Jane Austen cast a spotlight upon them. So what are they? And why these titles?