Alex Weiss is a writer, editor, and all around literary nerd. She's a Minnesotan at heart, but currently resides in Chicago living in an old speakeasy. She can usually be found at the planetarium obsessing over astronomy facts, or exploring the city with a good book in hand.

Book Quotes To Inspire & Empower Your Protesting

I've witnessed and participated in many protests throughout my city, and I've come to learn how important it is to remain peaceful, to remain an ally, to spread the message— even, especially, after the issue fades from media attention. The point of…
By Alex Weiss

13 New Year's Resolutions Made By Famous Authors

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, it's pretty easy to find yourself feeling inspired — yet totally worried. Keeping up with resolutions is much more difficult than saying you'll do them, but there's nothing wrong with starting off the…
By Alex Weiss

8 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Reading Romance

If you're one of many readers who haven't given romance novels a chance, for whatever reason, I can assure you that romance novels come in all different shapes and sizes, and it's important to try everything at least once. If you're a big Jane…
By Alex Weiss

Foreign Book Covers That Missed The Mark

Books should be printed and published in every language, every country, and for everyone — at least, that's how I feel. However, sometimes there's a misunderstanding or translation issue — and not always in the word department. There are some…
By Alex Weiss

Harry Potter Products You Didn't Even Know Existed

With so many new, unusual, and strangely unique Harry Potter products popping up every other day, it's hard to think that any Potterhead at this point doesn't own (or at least know of and want to own) said products. But alas, there are some even I,…
By Alex Weiss

16 Holiday Decorations For Book Lovers

The holidays are in full swing which means trees are going up, lights are adoring every tree and building in sight, and holiday music is filling the air. It's easily my favorite time of the year, especially when it begins to snow and there seems to…
By Alex Weiss

Insanely Awesome Gifts For YA Readers

The YA fan is a complex being, made up of too many feelings and an undying need for more and more books. I know this because I'm one of them. Young adult is a genre of books, but it's also grown into a community of sorts which makes it extra…
By Alex Weiss

10 Book Quotes On Unity and Acceptance

If you're feeling as though the unity of the country has shattered due to the recent election results, you aren't alone. Sometimes the world feels a little broken, a little torn at the seems — and other times it's blatantly obvious that things…
By Alex Weiss

16 Perfect Gifts For Writers

The holidays are finally here — which means endless viewing nights of Elf and a whole lot of shopping for your loved ones. Whether you braved the storm of crowded people during Black Friday or wait to finish your holiday shopping days before an…
By Alex Weiss

10 Books To Give Your Sister This Holiday

I'm the middle sister of two amazing women, both of which I live far away from and miss horribly — especially around the holidays. If you have a sister, or multiple, you know the unbreakable bond that's forged at birth. And while you may fight often…
By Alex Weiss

7 Jane Austen Candles To Gift This Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the book nerd in your life? Don't fret because there's tons of amazing presents to gift from Etsy, especially for the Jane Austen lover. Candles are the perfect gifts for book nerds, and have always have been…
By Alex Weiss

9 Amazing Resources For Query Tips

At the end of November, if you've won the NaNoWriMo challenge, you'll be left with a first draft of a full-blown novel. And at that point, any writer can't help but ask: now what? The first thing a writer needs to do after finishing up a first draft…
By Alex Weiss

8 Ways Reading Helps With Your Mental Health

Reading a book a day keeps the stress away — seriously. Books are a form of entertainment, but they're also more beneficial in ways that you may not have ever imagined. If you picked up a habit of reading as a youngster and still read like Rory…
By Alex Weiss

The Perfect Places To Read In Autumn

For book lovers, there simply isn't a better season than fall. Why, you ask? Well, for one thing, weather is optimal reading temperature, perfect for reading outdoors and even indoors near an open window. There are constant bookmarks falling from…
By Alex Weiss

Contermporary YA For The Adventurous Soul

As someone who reads the YA more than any other type of book, I'm constantly on the look out for new young adult novels to sink into. And maybe it's the warmer-than-average fall weather, or it's just because I need a little adventure in my life…
By Alex Weiss

8 Books For Everyone Obsessed With 'Westworld'

Sunday night has been conspicuously free of Game of Thrones in recent months, but luckily, HBO has given viewers another gem of a television drama: Westworld. This new drama is one of HBO's best hits, and as an avid fan myself, I totally get why.…
By Alex Weiss

This New Book Profiles 100 Badass Real Women

Make way for a new princess in town — actually, scratch that. Make room for 100 new, 'rejected' princesses that'll redefine the royal title and force you to rethink the stories you grew up hearing. In his new book Rejected Princesses: Tales of…
By Alex Weiss

What To Read, Based On Your Fave Halloween Movie

It's that magnificent time of the year where you can once again indulge in your favorite scary movies multiple times a week without judgement. Yep, I'm talking about Halloween — and the glorious month beforehand when it's perfectly OK to indulge in…
By Alex Weiss

20 Charming Accessories For Book Lovers

Books come in all different shapes, sizes and are full of wonderful and exciting stories, as are their readers. As a book-lover myself, I like to find new ways to show off my love for books as often as possible, and that sometimes comes through…
By Alex Weiss

15 Haruki Murakami Quotes On Love

Haruki Murakami, the multiple award-winning author and praised as one of the worlds greatest living novelists is once again in the spotlight. The 2016 Nobel prize in literature is one Murakami has been nominated and even close to claiming before,…
By Alex Weiss