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.

Get Down (and Across!) With the Best Crossword Puzzle Books

The best crossword puzzle books to provide hours of entertainment and challenge.

Advice on Reading Poetry for People Who Are Intimidated by Poetry

We've got some advice on reading poetry, including frameworks for thinking about poetry, as well as beautiful poems to accompany them. 

Pick Your Favorite Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Personality, Get a Food Romance Rec

Are you all about Claire Saffitz? Maybe Priya Krishna is your fave Bon Appétit Test Kitchen personality. We've matched food romance novels with your faves.

A Look Inside Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Take a look at the well-known literacy program built by a country legend. Explore the history, legacy, and issues of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

On Becoming a Romance Reader

A reader shares the story of her personal journey toward becoming a romance reader, from hiding behind Nora Roberts covers to recommending titles.

Toward a Philosophy on Book Collecting

Most readers without unlimited space or superhuman self control must develop a philosophy on book collecting. Here are some tips for developing yours.

What Happy Endings Do We Want to See in Romance in 2020 and Beyond?

One romance reader considers feminist trends in the history of romance and looks ahead to some progressive themes the genre can build on.

FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: Glorious, Subversive Trash Turns 40

Why does FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC remain such a secretively pleasurable read for young people?

Shop Less, Give More: 4 Ways to Give Bookish Experiences as Gifts This Holiday Season

Four ways to give memorable bookish experiences this holiday season.

Call Me Enamored: Why I Love the First Line of Moby Dick

Why “Call me Ishmael,” the first line of Moby Dick, is among the most instantly recognizable and important first lines in all of classic Western literature.