Sarah Rahman

As a recent college graduate who studied English just so she could read more books, Sarah spends most of her time devouring whatever catches her fancy, from classics to young adult reads. She aspires to write a novel someday. When not reading or talking about books, she can be found hiking in the woods or dancing alone in her room. Now, for that cup of tea she was making . . .

Who Was Octavia Butler?

Who was Octavia Butler? We look into her early life, literary bibliography, and fascinating facts about her life and writing approach.

Falling in Love With Letters: Exploring Epistolary Novels

Epistolary novels -- told in letters and other records -- have an enduring appeal, from romance to mystery to coming of age stories.

What Are The Library Freedom Project and Abolitionist Library Association?

What's the Library Freedom Project and what does it do? Learn more about the LFP and how it advocates for patrons’ digital privacy and safety.

Why is Satire Challenging for Modern Readers to Understand?

Why do modern readers have such a hard time understanding satire? Is it in part the decline of satire itself?

A Brief and Personal History of Wattpad

A reader shares her experience discovering and escaping into Wattpad, the Canadian-based online storytelling platform.

Hook, Line, and Sinker: What Makes a Book an Absorbing Read?

What is it that makes a book absorbing? One reader explores their criteria and whether or not that criteria can be universal.

Oral History Through the Ages

Learn about the significane of oral tradition-- how it has taken the form of ballads, love songs, and even our history.

Best Fan Fiction Apps and Sites

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned reader, these are the best fanfiction apps and websites for everyone. Start reading!

10 Fascinating Books Like THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

If you’re looking for another mystery to have to you turning pages, these are the best books like The Flight Attendant to put on your TBR, including The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Bookish Snobbery: A Defense of Guilty Pleasures Across Time

Bookish snobbery has plagued the word of reading for generations. One reader unpacks that elitism in a defense of "guilty pleasure" reading.