Tika Viteri

Tika has tucked herself into an apartment in Oakland, CA, ruled by two grey cats and an extremely finicky fiddle-leaf fig named Ruth Bader. She has also surrounded herself with enough gin, books, plants, and yarn to last a lifetime; her taste in all four leans highly colorful. When not reading and knitting, she can be found boxing, running (reluctantly), or yelling about politics online.

The Dog Dies in This One: An Essay About the Death of Animals in Fiction

It can be traumatic to read about animal death, so why do we do it? An essay on the role of pet death in fiction and the purpose it serves.

9 Of The Best Books To Learn About Investing

Are you a newbie investor, or just someone who wants to learn? Get started with these best books to learn about investing, like Get Good with Money by Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche.

10 Books about Kenya by Kenyans

It's no surprise that Kenya's literature is equally multifaceted and beautiful. Find the best books about Kenya from Kenyan authors here.

Who Was bell hooks?

From her early years to the themes that dominated her work, we dig into the lasting legacy of this literary giant.

All that Glitters: Books About Fame, Stardom, and Hollywood

For an industry that is little over 100 years old, Hollywood has become so influential. Here are a few books celebrating the industry.

Gastronomy and the Stars: Cookbooks for the Astrologically Inclined

Earth, air, fire, or water, there is the perfect astrology cookbook to satiate your sign's hunger.

The Future Is Not Edible: the Future of Food According to Sci-Fi

Science fiction has a lot to say about where we'll be concerning things like technology, but what does it have to say about our food?

Footnotes vs. Endnotes

Footnotes vs. Endnotes. Which do you prefer as a reader, and what do they mean, anyway? Tika tells us what's what.

8 Books for Kids Featuring Entrepreneurs

These kids, both fictional and real, show us that it's not just adults who have great ideas that can bear fruit.

An Absolutely Serious Analysis of MADELINE

Is Madeline a call for universal healthcare? Is Miss Clavel psychic? Bemelmans leaves us with more questions than answers.