Kerri Jarema
Kerri Jarema is a writer and the founder of lydiamag.com. She is a native New Yorker who has worked as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment industries, and also as a children's book seller. You can often find her with her nose in a YA novel and she strongly identifies as a Capricorn Gryffindor.

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Being A Gryffindor Is A Huge Part Of My Adult Identity

Like most of us, I came to Harry Potter as a child. Or, well, I guess preteen would be more accurate. I remember the exact day, in a Barnes & Noble, when my mom picked up a paperback of Harry Potter a...
By Kerri Jarema

YA Authors Pay Tribute To Harry Potter On Its 20th Anniversary

It seems like everyone with an internet connection has been sharing their thoughts and emotions on social media for Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary. Harry Potter definitely helped changed the game for...
By Kerri Jarema

Accio Tissue: This Harry Potter Tribute Video Will Make You Cry

It's the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, and fans all over the world are talking about their favorite boy wizard today. Sharing the moment they first discovered the books, laughing over their favori...
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J.K Rowling Pay Tribute To Harry Potter On Its 20th Anniversary

With the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (published as Sorcerer's Stone in the United States a year later), everyone from fans, celebrities, writers, editors and others in...
By Kerri Jarema

Facebook's Secret Harry Potter Spells Will Make You Feel Like A Wizard

If there's one thing Harry Potter fans love, it's any excuse to celebrate, talk about, obsess over and revel in their love for the series. With today's 20th Anniversary of the publication of the first...
By Kerri Jarema

9 Literary YouTube Series To Watch This Summer

Summer can be the perfect time for diving deep into that seasonal TBR. After all, lying on the beach or floating in the pool is the ideal time to relax, unwind, and lose yourself in a book or two. But...
By Kerri Jarema

JK Rowling Confirms These Two Professors Were An Item

For Harry Potter fans, you never know what a new day will bring. From J.K. Rowling's tweets to Pottermore's announcements, there is always a chance that we'll be getting some new information about our...
By Kerri Jarema

What To Read Next, Based On Your Fave Childhood Classic

We all have those favorite childhood books that have stood the test of time. As You've Got Mail's Kathleen Kelly once so eloquently put it "When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your i...
By Kerri Jarema

Why I've Decided To Read More Latinx Classics

The first time I can actively remember reading a book by a Latinx author was the summer of sixth grade. I had been placed into an advanced summer program thanks to my good grades in English. My class ...
By Kerri Jarema

'Little Monsters' Is The YA Psychological Thriller Of Summer — EXCERPT

If you're always on the hunt for the latest eerie, on-the-edge-of-your-seat, weird and wild psychological thriller then you're going to love Kara Thomas's upcoming release, Little Monsters. The story ...
By Kerri Jarema

11 Bookish Things Every Bibliophile Should Do At Least Once

There is way more to being a reader than just having your nose in a book. Of course, it's the stories and our love of them that identifies us as bibliophiles, but the way books become a part of our li...
By Kerri Jarema

See An Exclusive Sneak Peek Of "The Beauty That Remains"

Music is called the universal language for a reason. When there is no other way to communicate, music can move, connect, and bring people together. In Ashley Woodfolk's YA debut The Beauty That Remain...
By Kerri Jarema

YA Road Trip Books To Dig Into On A Long Summer Drive

Let's all acknowledge that road trips are synonymous with summer. The idea of hopping in the car and seeing where the road takes you, discovering the sights and sound of towns you've never been to alo...
By Kerri Jarema

The Official Harry Potter Book Club Is Here In Time For Summer Re-reads

The Harry Potter books are probably some of the most re-read books in history. Or, at least, that's how it feels whenever I pick up my books again for the tenth time. In high school, I re-read the boo...
By Kerri Jarema

In The Bustle Booth With Janet Mock

When celebrities come into Bustle HQ in New York, whether it's for a photoshoot, videoshoot, or a Facebook Live, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, ...
By Kerri Jarema

11 Nonfiction Books About Books That Every Bibliophile Will Love

The only bibliophiles love more than reading books is talking about books. From our collective favorites, to those duds we'd rather forget; our all-time favorite authors and the ones we steer clear of...
By Kerri Jarema

A Top Literary Agent Has Some Words Of Advice For Aspiring Agents

It's not uncommon for book lovers to take an interest in literary careers. From authors to editors, publicists to agents, it seems like there are countless dream jobs all to to do with books... but se...
By Kerri Jarema

YA Thrillers & Mysteries For Readers Who Don't Like Being Scared

I am the first one to admit it: I am a total wimp when it comes to anything even remotely horror. I can't watch even the dumbest of scary movies without feeling like something is creeping in the night...
By Kerri Jarema

These Classic Novels (All Under 200 Pages!) Are Perfect Summer Reads

What do you think about when you hear Classic Literature? Overlong books that you had to slog through in high school and college? Or maybe, books that you turned up your nose at when you were younger,...
By Kerri Jarema

What I Learned From Re-Reading The Baby-Sitter's Club As An Adult

My first introduction to The Baby-Sitter's Club was when I was in the fourth grade. I was about eight or nine, and the first book, Kristy's Great Idea, had been out for over 10 years already. A co-wor...
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