Nusrah Javed

Nusrah Javed grew up in the United Arab Emirates with very limited access to books. For the past 7 years, ever since moving to the US, she has been making up for lost time, and books. When she is not busy hiding her books in different nooks of her house, she can be found drinking her cardamom tea, eating Chocolate Digestives and keeping a toddler functioning.

Who Was Rumi?

Who was Rumi? When did he live? How has his work impacted poetry and literature in the years since his death? Learn more now.

Making Space for Audiobooks: An Exercise in Mindfulness

One reader tries monotasking with audiobooks and finds varying levels of success with three different tactics.

8 of the Best Books to Read If You Loved THE LOST CITY

If you loved The Lost City, you need to pick up these books about hunts for hidden treasure and romance authors.

Cookbook Showdown: The Best Grilled Cheese Recipes, Tested

For National Grilled Cheese Day, we put three cookbooks to the test to find the best grilled cheese recipe.

Intro to the Social Horror Genre

What is social horror? A look at the stories that blur genre lines while speaking to current social challenges.

Read These Fright Now: New Psychological Horror

Either your mind is playing tricks on you or something sinister's afoot. Prepare for chills with these these new psychological horror reads.

Cookbook Showdown: Chai

Chai has warmed, comforted, and even finalized marriages for the past 5,000 years. Here is one of the best recipes cookbooks have to offer.

The Best Mystery Novels About Dark Family Secrets

What happens when you start to peel layers away from a group of people with shared lives and stories? What you find may be dark and twisty.

Why is Agatha Christie the Best-Selling Author of All Time?

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery, is the best-selling novelist of all time. What makes her work so timeless?


Despite it being banned, Lady Chatterly's Lover has proven itself to be an influential read. Here is a history of the controversial book.