Margaret Kingsbury

Margaret Kingsbury is a freelance writer, editor, website assistant, and all-around book nerd based in Nashville, TN. In addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in BuzzFeed Books, School Library Journal, Star Trek, Parents, The Lily, SFWA, and more. She writes children’s books and fantasy miscellanea in the slivers of time between parenting, working, and reading. Once upon a time, she worked as an English adjunct and a bookseller, but she much prefers work-from-home life. In her free time, she hikes and talks to birds. One day, she’ll understand their responses. Follow her on Instagram @BabyLibrarians or Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

5 Things You Maybe Shouldn’t Use as Bookmarks

After working 10 years at a used bookstore, this book buyer describes the most common weird things she's seen used as bookmarks.

Writers Inspired by Octavia Butler

More than 5 prolific authors who were inspired by, and spoke upon, the power of Octavia Butler's words.

2 New Dark Tower Teasers!

Two new trailers for the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's DARK TOWER just dropped. Check them out!

Books to Read if You Like Wonder Woman

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin in Development for Limited TV Series

A new Ursula Le Guin adaptation is in the works.

‘Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less’: Literary Activists of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement

Some of the best feminist writers of the U.S. suffrage movement.

Poetry Through the Generations

How a reader's family visit revealed a passion for poetry that spans generations.

Teaching Students Who Hate Reading

One college composition course on dealing with students who have learned to hate books and reading.

Fairy and Folk Tale Collections That Aren’t The Brothers Grimm

Fairytales and Folktales that aren't The Brothers Grimm

8 Books Featuring Endangered, Threatened, or Extinct Animals

Novels about animals that might not be around much longer (or aren't around anymore).