E. Ce Miller is a writer, reader, activist, feminist, and yoga instructor, usually in desperate need of a hairbrush. Currently she writes about books for Bustle, and has been a writing mentor for the PEN America Prison Writing Program and the Afghan Women's Writing Project. Her words have appeared in Culture Trip, Midwestern Gothic, Sixfold Journal, The Sun Magazine, and more.

19 Harry Potter Tops & Tees That Are Comfier Than Hogwarts Robes

Whether you’re running a tad behind on your holiday shopping or are looking for just one more perfect gift for a special someone, there’s one thing you can count on: Harry Potter fans (aka: Potterheads) like nothing more than some totally magical…
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20 Bookish Holiday Decorations You’ll Want To Deck Your Halls With All Year ‘Round

I don’t know about you, but I’m a little bit, shall we say… Grinch-y about holiday decorations. I know, I KNOW — nobody likes a Grinch. (Even though his heart did grow three sizes in the end.) I mean, sure, putting decorations up is all well and…
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What To Buy The Writer In Your Life Who Already Has WAY Too Many Books

The season of giving is definitely upon us — and if you are someone whose got a writer or two (or more!) in your life, that means it’s time to start shopping for the kinds of gifts that writers will totally love. Whether you know it or not, writers…
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How To Throw A Bookish Holiday Party That Isn't 'The Great Gatsby' Themed

If there’s one thing that book-lovers are especially not-so-great at (everybody’s got something) it’s throwing parties — seconded only by, if you must know, attending parties. After all, I’d guess that most of us spent a chunk of our prime partying…
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16 Harry Potter Socks That Just Scream "Dobby Is A Free Elf"

Do you remember the days when receiving a gift of socks used to be, at best, a silly holiday joke? Or, at worst, a complete and total disappointment that you had to pretend to love, to spare Great Aunt Barbara’s feelings? (JK, love you Auntie Babs.)…
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A New Book Shows You How #MeToo Is Changing Things Across The World

“A brown bisexual middle-aged atheist Muslim survivor immigrant writer without a Shame Gene” is how Sohaila Abdulali describes herself to readers of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape. What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is part…
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19 Home Accessories To Gift The Grown-Ass Harry Potter Fan In Your Life

Calling all Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Slytherins, and Gryffindors. The holiday season is upon us, which, for Potterheads (and the folks who love them) means exactly one thing: it’s time to finish knitting those annual Weasley sweaters and start…
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Refresh Yourself On The Plot Of 'My Brilliant Friend' Before You Watch The HBO Show

With HBO’s latest book-to-screen adaptation primed to premiere as an eight-episode miniseries on Sunday, November 18, readers and viewers alike are wondering: what happened in My Brilliant Friend, anyway? And, more importantly, what elements of the…
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25 Harry Potter Candles To Give To All Your Favorite Muggles This Holiday Season

No matter what wintery, holiday traditions (or lack thereof) you may (or may not) observe, I think we can pretty much all agree that gifts are always a good idea. ‘Tis the season of giving and receiving, and if those pretty packages just happen to…
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30 Pieces Of Writing Advice From Cheryl Strayed, Toni Morrison, & More

If you’re one of the many writers trying your hand at NaNoWriMo this year, (that’s National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) then you well know we’re approximately half way through the month of November — and hopefully, you’re well on your…
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9 Candles That Smell Like Books To Help You Set The Perfect Reading Atmosphere

There are just some things that go hand-in-hand with being the ultimate book lover: drinking excessive amounts of coffee, taking a book with you wherever you go, constantly having an online cart filled with the newest best sellers, being on a first…
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12 Angry Women In Literature Who Don't Apologize For Their Rage

In case you haven’t noticed, angry women are everywhere. (Don’t even try to pretend you haven’t noticed.) Sure, some of us always have been — the history of angry women is as old as history itself, no matter how silenced that history might be. But…
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Wanna Be An Author? Here's Why You Should Give NaNoWriMo A Shot

I’ve actually lost count of the number of times I’ve "lost" NaNoWriMo For WriMo newbies, that collection of letters stands for National Novel Writing Month, when during month of November, novelist hopefuls commit to writing 1,667 words a day, or…
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This Writer Works As A Janitor At The University That Just Awarded Her A Literary Prize

Caitriona Lally describes her debut novel as “all but forgotten.” But that novel, Eggshells — the recent winner of the prestigious Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, awarded by Trinity College — is all but forgotten no more. First published in the…
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21 Insults From Literature That Are On The Verge Of Being Way Too Mean

A well-worded, bitingly sharp insult is (while perhaps not the most noble of pursuits) something of an art. For a lover of books and language, few things are as satisfying as a precise, perfectly timed, cringingly insulting (and, you know,…
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Romance Novels Might Be Some Of The Most Rebellious Books You Can Read Right Now

Though our reading interests and tastes often differ, often significantly, my mother and I have actively read books, talked about books, swapped books back-and-forth, and gone on book browsing missions together for as long as I can remember.…
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Andrea Dworkin Is The Controversial Feminist Writer We Need Right Now

If you Google “Andrea Dworkin” you can never be entirely sure of what you’re going to get. In just the last few weeks alone her activism and ideology has been referenced in everything from an article about Kylie Jenner and toxic makeup culture, to…
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This Japanese Road Trip Novel Has A Twist — It's Narrated By A Cat

Move aside man’s best friend. There’s a new four-legged BFF in town and he’s decidedly feline. At least, that’s according to The Travelling Cat Chronicles — a title that’s bound to be in the running for the most heart-wrenching novel of 2018 and a…
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This 'Anne Of Green Gables' Prequel Will Change Your Perspective On One Elusive Character

If you happened to be a book lover during the last century, or so, you know Anne of Green Gables. You’ve walked the great White Way of Delight with her, rowed across the Lake of Shining Waters, traipsed the Haunted Wood, considered the name…
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Why So Many Sexual Assaults Are Unreported, According To 2 Must-Read Books

If the “uproarious laughter” of now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is indelibly imprinted in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s mind, her reporting of that laughter — and the alleged assault that went with it — is now indelibly imprinted…
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