Julius Lobo

Julius Lobo is a teacher, writer, and parent to a gaggle of kids and a lab/shep pup. Swept up by a love of books, he earned a Ph.D. in English Literature and has held a variety of teaching positions. He and his family currently live in the Baltimore area. He is partial to a strong cup of Assam black tea.

Wine and Spirits: 9 Must-Read Nonfiction Books

Peruse, explore, and imbibe well, my reading friends! Learn more about wine and spirits, from their origins and history to recipes and guides.

What is Ecopoetry? 5 Excellent Works to Get You Started

Rather than rely upon grand scenes of nature unfolding for the observer, ecopoetry strips away the illusion of our observer status.

The Fungal World: 8 Astounding Books About Mushrooms and Fungi That Will Blow Your Mind

Get to know all about mushrooms and fungi with these excellent books.

Soft Science Fiction: 15 Classic and Contemporary Must Read Books

Soft science fiction focuses on the social sciences, is more philosophical in approach, and explores the important social issues of our time.

Contemporary Native Literature: Looking Beyond the “Indian Du Jour”

A starting point for recognizing the diversity of contemporary Native literature, with reads like Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot.

6 of the Best LGBTQ+ South Asian Books to Read for Pride Month

Despite severe prohibitions in some countries, LGBTQ+ South Asian books and writers have been gaining prominence. Here's a selection to check out.

Science Fiction for Early Readers: The Fantastic World of DINOSAUR TRAIN

Get to know the fantastic and thrilling world of the DINOSAUR TRAIN series, a shining example of science fiction for early readers.

Contemporary Pakistani Literature: A Brief Introduction and Guide

Echoes of colonial oppression, cultural exchange, and indigenous resistance still resonate in contemporary Pakistani literature.

Fighting Back With Books: 5 Nonfiction Works that Challenge COVID-19-Inspired Racism

These nonfiction books about racism toward Asian Americans are all too timely as the COVID-19 pandemic incites xenophobia and attacks.

How Reading Popular Cosmology Helped Me Cope With Grief and Loss

"Grief had closed me in, and what I needed were the expansive reaches of time and space."