The (Un)Importance of Book Twitter

What happens on book Twitter usually stays on book Twitter. It's time to stop assuming it's an accurate reflection of a broader conversation.

An Author Watches and Ranks 5 Movies About Fictional Authors

I enjoy movies about authors. Or rather, I enjoy yelling at the TV about how much they get wrong—two equally enjoyable activities.

Sex in Young Adult Books Is Age Appropriate

Books banners say sex in YA is age inappropriate, but that ignores that more than half of American teens have had sex by the time they're 18.

A Definitive Ranking of Goosebumps Covers

Here the most iconic, scariest, and weirdest of the original Goosebumps covers, from the truly terrifying to the frankly puzzling.

Singledom in Fiction: An Update Turned Rant

There's still a void of happily single women depicted in fiction, despite there being more single women in fiction.

What’s Gained or Lost in Reading a Comic Adaptation?

A reader compares the experience of reading a graphic novel adaptation with that of reading the original text.

Why Do We Keep Reading a Book We’re Hating?

Why do we keep reading books we hate? A reader examines what is is that keeps us turning the pages of books we want to hurl across the room.

When Is It Okay To Let a Bookstore Die?

Bookstores are for profit businesses, so why do readers often feel obligated to help out when bookstores are struggling financially?

Why I Gave Up Reading The Wheel of Time

It's a fantasy series beloved by many readers, but that doesn't mean it works for every reader.

The Streisand Effect Won’t Save Us From Censorship

The Streisand effect claims that banning a book will only make it more popular. But that ignores the inequity of censorship.