Kristian Wilson is a freelance writer and editor from the rural American South. She writes. She reads. She plays video games. She also sleeps sometimes. Talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.

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Literary Graphic Novels You'll Love — Even If You've Never Read One Before

Today, anything that smells even slightly of comic books gets a bad rap in some circles, which is why I've put together a list of 11 literary graphic novels all book nerds should read. Even if you've ...
By Kristian Wilson

11 'American Gods' Book Quotes To Get You Excited For The TV Series

The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods has been all anyone can talk about this year, but we shouldn't let our excitement over Ricky Whittle's new role get in the way of fantast...
By Kristian Wilson

What Happened In 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

With chart-topping appearances on Amazon, a graphic novel adaptation coming soon, and a Hulu series out this month, you might be wondering just what happened in The Handmaid's Tale to make it so popul...
By Kristian Wilson

How To Help Get Kids' Books With Muslim Characters Into Schools

After realizing that many local schools enroll a large number of Muslim students, but don't have any books to reflect their experiences, the West Philadelphia Coalition Against Islamophobia (WPCAI) st...
By Kristian Wilson

How To Start A Mother-Daughter Book Club

Hey, bookworm, want to know how to start a mother-daughter book club to help you stay connected as your paths diverge? Or maybe you've just moved back home and need to re-connect. Just sit down with M...
By Kristian Wilson

Emma Watson's Feminist Book Club Pick Is Incredibly Timely

If you've debated reading Margaret Atwood's most famous novel in anticipation of the upcoming Hulu series adaptation, I have some news that might just tip the scales in reading's favor. Emma Watson ha...
By Kristian Wilson

17 Books That Aren't What You Thought They Were About

Have you ever heard someone's interpretation of a book you enjoyed — or hated — and thought that you must not have read the same novel? Some books just aren't about what you thought when you first rea...
By Kristian Wilson

#ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear Is The Hashtag You Need To Be Following

If you're a woman who writes, you're going to love-slash-hate reading through what 27 of your favorite authors had to say about #ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear. Chocolat author Joanne Harris started the #...
By Kristian Wilson

The Human Rights Campaign Says Schools Need More Diverse Books

What goes into turning a school into an open and affirming environment for children of all backgrounds, genders, and sexualities? According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), welcoming schools need d...
By Kristian Wilson

Oxford Dictionary Could Make These Harry Potter Words Official Very Soon

"Muggle" is already part of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), but the BBC reports that Oxford's eyeing more Harry Potter words for dictionary inclusion. Although words must typically be in use for ...
By Kristian Wilson

Archeologists Just Discovered The Time Capsule Of A Famous Classic Author

On Apr. 4, researchers from Paris Descartes University and The Explorers Club NYC announced that a time capsule — which may, in fact, be Jules Verne's time capsule — has been discovered in France. Arc...
By Kristian Wilson

The Deathday Party In Harry Potter Was More Grim Than You Realized

I hope you're sitting down for this one. On Wednesday, a grim Reddit post reminded us that Harry Potter attended a Deathday Party on a very important date. Not only was Oct. 31, 1992 the 500th anniver...
By Kristian Wilson

This Massive Art Installation Will Bring Attention To Banned Books

This June, Argentine artist Marta Minujín will open a new art installation that celebrates banned books. Dubbed the "Parthenon of Books," the installation will appear at this year's documenta 14 art f...
By Kristian Wilson

15 Libraries That Need Your Help This National Library Week

Looking for a way to give back to libraries for everything they've done for you? Donate to these library-focused crowdfunding campaigns in honor of National Library Week, and generate some good — and ...
By Kristian Wilson

This Bookseller Wants To Open A Shop Owned & Operated By POC

Washington, D.C. bookseller Angela Maria Spring is now crowdfunding a pop-up bookstore planned around its diverse staff. Duende District will meet D.C.'s "deep need for an authentic general bookstore ...
By Kristian Wilson

Judy Blume Is Receiving A Lifetime Achievement Award!

Today in good news, children's author Judy Blume will receive a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing author is one of 19 writer...
By Kristian Wilson

Support Libraries With These Hogwarts-Inspired Shirts

Support your local library! Through Apr. 16, Out of Print Clothing will celebrate National Library Week with Harry Potter-inspired t-shirts and other swag, with 10 percent of library-themed sales goin...
By Kristian Wilson

This New App Is A Must-Download For Readers

Over the last decade, inspirational quotes laid over hazy, de-saturated images of coffee mugs and evergreen trees have become part-and-parcel to the whole Internet gig, but making your own can be a te...
By Kristian Wilson

Khloe Kardashian's Sexiest Book Recommendations

In a recent blog post, Khloé Kardashian shares her steamy sex and relationship book recommendations, saying "ain't no such thing as TMI." With self-help books and the Kardashians still ridiculously po...
By Kristian Wilson

Science Finally Has An Answer For Why Old Books Smell So Good

Book nerds love "old book smell," but what do old books smell like, exactly? As it turns out, they smell like your favorite things: chocolate and coffee. Wait, what? I've always thought of old books a...
By Kristian Wilson